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33.4 - Physical Therapist Management of the Winter Athlete

Course Description

Explore winter sports biomechanics and performance in this course, covering equipment specifics for snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and downhill skiing. Dive into common traumatic injuries in each sport, delving into non-surgical/surgical management and sport-specific rehabilitation. Backed by figures and videos illustrating biomechanics, physical therapy evaluation, and treatment techniques, the course concludes with patient scenarios showcasing the unique care required for winter athletes.

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Course Overview

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

Contact Hours: 15 contact hours

State Approval: AOPT courses are accepted in all states plus the District of Columbia, as allowed by the type of course requirements in state regulations. A small number of states require APTA to seek pre-approval of courses. The approval codes for these states can be found here. Always check with your State Licensing Board to confirm contact hours offered.

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Pricing

Online Only Online + Hard Copy
AOPT Member $105 $130
Non-AOPT Member $205 $230

Physical Therapist Management of the Winter Athlete

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Course Objectives

Upon completion of this monograph series, the participant will be able to:

  1. Understand and use the correct terminology to describe the unique equipment, biomechanics, and sport techniques associated with snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and downhill skiing.
  2. Understand the prevalence, nature, and associated environmental and biomechanical risk factors related to snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and downhill skiing injuries.
  3. Identify the most common injuries encountered in each sport.
  4. Implement physical therapy assessment techniques specifically relevant to the snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and downhill skiing population.
  5. Design and implement an individualized evidence-informed plan of care for common injuries associated with each sport.
  6. Develop a post-injury return-to-sport program for individuals participating in snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and downhill skiing at all levels of expertise.
  7. Apply injury-prevention recommendations for individuals participating in snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and downhill skiing.

Topics and Authors

  • Orthopedic Management of the Cross-Country Skier
    Anastasia Robinson, PT, DPT, OCS; Karen Schleper, PT, DPT, OCS; Andrew Newell
  • Orthopedic Management of the Downhill Skier
    Kate Spencer, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS; James Spencer, PT, DPT, OCS
  • Orthopedic Management of the Snowboarding Athlete
    Helen Bradley, PT, MSc, SCS; Brett T. Mueller, PT, DPT, SCS