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Figure Skating: Common Injuries

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Below is a summary for our Independent Study Course Skating Monograph. If you are interested in viewing the entire monograph, and/or information about this Independent Study Course, click here. You will be able to learn more about this offering and purchase the individual skating monograph or the entire course if you choose.

PASIG Independent Study Course: 20.3, Physical Therapy for the Performing Artist

This course specifically addresses the rehabilitation needs of 3 professions of performing artists: the figure skater, the musician, and the artistic gymnast. The authors introduce the reader to each respective performing arts and delineate the specific role of the physical therapist. Unique examination and intervention strategies tailored to the needs of these populations are highlighted.

OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to do the following:

  1. Understand the figure skating organizational structure and be familiar with the governing bodies.
  2. Recognize predisposing injury factors and understand the impact of co-morbidities in the figure skating population.
  3. Recognize common injuries in figure skaters and understand the need for imaging in the diagnostic procedure.
  4. Provide rationale for rehabilitation interventions and progression criteria in return to performance in order to resolve impairments affecting the figure skater.

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