Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

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This 6-monograph series is divided into 2 major areas: Optimizing Performance and Optimizing Recovery. Both areas are a blend of timely and informative topics relevant to today’s practicing therapist. We provide performance experts who discuss mental techniques to enhance performance, the role of wearables, and training methods for runners.

  1. Identify nutrition concerns that may interfere with optimal health and well-being.
  2. Describe current evidence-based nutrient and supplement recommendations and their impact on healing and inflammation.
  3. Provide recommendations on nutrition to optimize rehabilitation protocols and recovery from injury.
  4. Identify events occurring during each phase of the sleep cycle.
  5. Understand the implications of sleep loss on health.
  6. Implement a sleep screening instrument in clinical physical therapy practice.
  7. Understand of the physiology underlying the effectiveness of blood fl ow restriction.
  8. Identify populations with whom to consider the use of blood fl ow restriction.
  9. Appropriately prescribe blood fl ow restriction with resistance exercise based on current evidence.
  10. Identify psychosocial strategies to enhance adherence to injury rehabilitation.
  11. Appreciate the role of an inter-professional approach to injury rehabilitation.
  12. Describe the varied uses of wearable technologies in clinical practice.
  13. Discuss the benefits and limitations of using wearable technologies in monitoring performance.
  14. Differentiate among training methods for runners with different levels of ability.
  15. Develop a return-to- running program based on a runner’s level of ability.

  • Current Trends in Nutrition and Supplementation with Relevance to the Physical Therapist
    Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN
  • Let Me Sleep On It: Sleep for Healthy Aging and Optimal Performance
    Kristinn I. Heinrichs, PhD, PT, NCS, SCS, ATC; Melanie M. Weller, MPT, OCS, CEEAA, ATC
  • Blood Flow Restricted Exercise: Physical Therapy Patient Management Using Current Evidence
    Johnny G. Owens, MPT; Luke Hughes, PhD; Stephen Patterson, PhD
  • Mental Techniques for Performance
    Scott B. Martin, PhD, FACSM, FAASP; Rebecca Zakrajsek, PhD, CMPC®; Taylor Casey, MEd; Alexander Bianco, MS
  • Wearable Technologies for Monitoring Human Performance
    Mike McGuigan, PhD, CSCS
  • Training Methodologies for Runners
    Jerry-Thomas Monaco, PT, DPT, OCS; Richard G. Hubler, Jr., PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
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