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33.1 - Physical Therapist Management of Individuals Who Swim, Golf, Throw, and Play Softball

Course Description

This course provides comprehensive information on the biomechanical and performance requirements for individuals participating in four popular sports played by a large proportion of the population across all ages. Each monograph describes the most common injuries occurring in each sport, followed by the specific evaluation techniques and rehabilitation approaches most pertinent to each athlete. Extensive information is also provided on injury prevention and return-to-sports strategies. Several figures demonstrating evaluation and treatment techniques supplement each monograph. Finally, at the end of each monograph, patient scenarios are presented to provide examples of clinical reasoning skills for the integration of examination and rehabilitation concepts specific to each sport.

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Course Overview

Course Format: Online with an option to purchase the print version

Contact Hours: 20 contact hours

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Pricing

Online Only Online + Hard Copy
AOPT Member $140 $170
Non-AOPT Member $240 $270

Cancellation Policy

Due to the automation of our learning management system allowing you instant access to the online content and the immediate order placement for a plus print product, there are no refunds after an order is placed.

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Physical Therapist Management of Individuals Who Swim, Golf, Throw, and Play Softball

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Course Objectives

  1. Discuss the epidemiology of swimming, golfing, throwing, and softball injuries.
  2. Understand and use the correct terminology to describe the biomechanical and physical requirements associated with each sport, including recognizing common faults in movement leading to injuries.
  3. Identify and evaluate common injuries associated with each sport.
  4. Design and implement an individualized treatment plan using a construct-based or phased-rehabilitation approach for common injuries associated with each sport. 
  5. Develop a post-injury return-to-sport program for individuals who swim, golf, throw, and play softball.
  6. Apply injury-prevention recommendations for individuals who swim, golf, throw, and play softball.

Topics and Authors

  • Rehabilitation, Return to Sport, and Injury Prevention for Swimmers
    Samantha R. Hegedus, PT, DPT, OCS, USAT Level 1 Coach; Eric Hegedus, PT, DPT, PhD, MHSc; Kristen McKnight, PT, DPT; Alexis Wright, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT
  • Physical Therapist Management of the Golfer
    Jason Stodelle, MSPT, ATC, OCS
  • Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation of Throwing Athletes
    Daniel Kline, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC; Chelsea Martin, PT, DPT, SCS; Sarah Kate Peterson, PT, DPT, SCS; Kathleeen Shaughnessy, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS; Amanda Arnold, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, SCS
  • Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation of Fastpitch (Windmill) Softball Pitchers
    Chelsea Leonard Martin, PT, DPT, SCS; Daniel Kline, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC; Sarah Kate Peterson, PT, DPT, SCS; Kathleen Shaughnessey, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS; Amanda Arnold, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, SCS