Sports Injuries Prevention and Rehabilitation

Shoulder Pain in the Sports Person:  Part 1

R400.00

3 CEUs

    In recent years, there have been many advances in the assessment and treatment of shoulder pain. Part one of these on-line courses reviews:

    • the functional anatomy of the shoulder complex;
    • the key features of the clinical history;
    • how to conduct a swift and effective physical examination;
    • investigations;
    • treatment of important shoulder conditions; and
    • the prescription for practical shoulder rehabilitation.

    Part 2 focuses on mechanism of injury, assessment and rehabilitation of the rotator cuff.


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Shoulder Pain in the Sports Person:  Part 2

R400.00

3 CEUs

    In recent years, there have been many advances in the assessment and treatment of shoulder pain. Part one of these on-line courses reviews:

    • the functional anatomy of the shoulder complex;
    • the key features of the clinical history;
    • how to conduct a swift and effective physical examination;
    • investigations;
    • treatment of important shoulder conditions; and
    • the prescription for practical shoulder rehabilitation.

    Part 2 focuses on mechanism of injury, assessment and rehabilitation of the rotator cuff.


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Principles for Shoulder Rehabilitation - Part 1

R400.00

3 CEUs

    These courses are based on the physiology and biomechanics of the shoulder. They provide very effective rehabilitation protocols in terms of return to play. They will assist you to diagnose not only local anatomical lesions, such as rotator cuff tear or Bankart lesion, but also the biomechanical deficits that exist in the shoulder girdle and spine. 

    But that’s not all. Distant disorders such as inflexibilities of hip rotation, short hamstrings, or the stiff back also often contribute to shoulder abnormalities. The course will enable you to make a complete diagnosis and to look beyond the injured tissues to tissues that may be overloaded. 

    You will also learn to detect functional biomechanical deficits as well as the subclinical adaptations that sports people use to try to maintain performance.


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Principles for Shoulder Rehabilitation:  Part 2

R400.00

3 CEUs

    These courses are based on the physiology and biomechanics of the shoulder. They provide very effective rehabilitation protocols in terms of return to play. They will assist you to diagnose not only local anatomical lesions, such as rotator cuff tear or Bankart lesion, but also the biomechanical deficits that exist in the shoulder girdle and spine.

    But that’s not all. Distant disorders such as inflexibilities of hip rotation, short hamstrings, or the stiff back also often contribute to shoulder abnormalities. The course will enable you to make a complete diagnosis and to look beyond the injured tissues to tissues that may be overloaded.

    You will also learn to detect functional biomechanical deficits as well as the subclinical adaptations that sports people use to try to maintain performance.


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Sports Taping Techniques

R350.00

3 CEUs

    Clare-Anne Kilroe - BSc PT

    An integrated look at the various taping methods used for common sporting injuries.  These techniques will help you manage both the acute and chronic ankle, knee and shoulder conditions for protection as well as a wonderful tool to use to advance the rehabilitation of your athletes.

    Joint and muscle techniques will be practically addressed and the current research presented and debated for a clearer understanding of how and when conditions will benefit most from taping as part of an integrated treatment plan.

     


To stretch or not to stretch?  Injury Prevention and Management among Athletic Populations

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Static Stretch (SS) does not appear to reduce injury risk and any effect on earlier return to sport is of marginal clinical significance.  In contrast, a graduated strength training programme appears to significantly reduce injury risk and significantly reduce the time to return to sport after injury.

    Therefore, the only area in which SS might seem to offer a specific advantage is in the area of increasing flexibility.  However, there remains a lack of evidence that gains are superior to those of a strength training programme. Even if strength training is eventually confirmed as being inferior to SS at increasing flexibility, the fact that strength training improves performance, pain, disability, injury and return to sport rates mean strength training must be a mainstay of athletic development and training, in contrast to SS.


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Child and Adolescent Athletic Injuries: Part 1

R400.00

3 CEUs

    This course should be taken with part 2 as it is one course.

    Knowledge about specific physiologic characteristics, management of orthopaedic conditions, injury prevention guidelines, and information regarding non-orthopaedic concerns is imperative to all individuals involved in the healthcare of young athletes.


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Child and Adolescent Athletic Injuries: Part 2

R400.00

3 CEUs

    This course should be taken with part 1 as it is one course.

    Knowledge about specific physiologic characteristics, management of orthopaedic conditions, injury prevention guidelines, and information regarding non-orthopaedic concerns is imperative to all individuals involved in the healthcare of young athletes.


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Concussion in the Sport Position Statement:  Part 1

R400.00

3 CEUs

    There has been growing concern locally and internationally about the incidence of sport-related concussion and potential health ramifications for athletes. If managed appropriately most symptoms and signs of concussion resolve spontaneously, however complications can occur including prolonged duration of symptoms and increased susceptibility to further injury. There is also growing concern about potential long-term consequences of multiple concussions. 

    This course will provide you with information regarding the timely recognition and appropriate management of sport-related concussion. It will also provide you with clear, unequivocal and reliable information to be readily accessible to all members of the community.

    This Position Statement on Concussion in Sport brings together the most contemporary evidence-based information and presents it in a format that is appropriate for all stakeholders. This e-Learning course seeks to ensure that all members of the public have rapid access to information to increase their understanding of sport-related concussion and to assist in the delivery of best practice medical care.


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Concussion in the Sport Position Statement: Part 2

R400.00

3 CEUs

    There has been growing concern locally and internationally about the incidence of sport-related concussion and potential health ramifications for athletes. If managed appropriately most symptoms and signs of concussion resolve spontaneously, however complications can occur including prolonged duration of symptoms and increased susceptibility to further injury. There is also growing concern about potential long-term consequences of multiple concussions.  

    This course will provide you with information regarding the timely recognition and appropriate management of sport-related concussion. It will also provide you with clear, unequivocal and reliable information to be readily accessible to all members of the community. 

    This Position Statement on Concussion in Sport brings together the most contemporary evidence-based information and presents it in a format that is appropriate for all stakeholders. This e-Learning course seeks to ensure that all members of the public have rapid access to information to increase their understanding of sport-related concussion and to assist in the delivery of best practice medical care.

     


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Principles of Injury Prevention: Part 1: Static, Ballistic and PNF Stretches

R400.00

3 CEUs

    The science of sports injury prevention has grown exponentially over the past two decades. We know that interventions can prevent major knee, ankle and other injuries.

    This course will help you to help your sports clients to reduce the risk of injury. You will gain a thorough understanding of how sports injuries occur. Then you will gain in-depth knowledge of the factors that can reduce the risk of injury – warm-up, stretching, taping and bracing, equipment, surfaces, training, envelope of function and the central governor model for the limit of performance and their appropriate use.                                                                         


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Principles of Injury Prevention: Part 2: Active Isolated Stretching as a Therapeutic Modality, Illustrated Stretching Programme

R400.00

3 CEUs

    The science of sports injury prevention has grown exponentially over the past two decades. We know that interventions can prevent major knee, ankle and other injuries. This course will help you to help your sports clients to reduce the risk of injury. You will gain a thorough understanding of how sports injuries occur. Then you will gain in-depth knowledge of the factors that can reduce the risk of injury – warm-up, stretching, taping and bracing, equipment, surfaces, training, envelope of function and the central governor model for the limit of performance and their appropriate use.


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Principles of Injury Prevention:  Part 3:  Equipment, Running Shoes, Spikes, Boots and Ski.  Tennis Racquets and Appropriate Surfaces

R400.00

3 CEUs

    The science of sports injury prevention has grown exponentially over the past two decades. We know that interventions can prevent major knee, ankle and other injuries. This course will help you to help your sports clients to reduce the risk of injury. You will gain a thorough understanding of how sports injuries occur. Then you will gain in-depth knowledge of the factors that can reduce the risk of injury – warm-up, stretching, taping and bracing, equipment, surfaces, training, envelope of function and the central governor model for the limit of performance and their appropriate use.                                                                       


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Principles of Injury Prevention:  Part 4:  Training Methods, Envelope of Function, Central Governor Model

R400.00

3 CEUs

    The science of sports injury prevention has grown exponentially over the past two decades. We know that interventions can prevent major knee, ankle and other injuries. This course will help you to help your sports clients to reduce the risk of injury. You will gain a thorough understanding of how sports injuries occur. Then you will gain in-depth knowledge of the factors that can reduce the risk of injury – warm-up, stretching, taping and bracing, equipment, surfaces, training, envelope of function and the central governor model for the limit of performance and their appropriate use.


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Dynamic Oscillatory Stretching Efficacy on Hamstring Extensibility and Stretch Tolerance:  A Randomized Controlled Trial

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Background: While static stretch (SS), proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) and oscillatory physiological mobilization techniques are documented to have positive effects on a range of motion, there are no reports on the effect of dynamic oscillatory stretching (DOS), a technique that combines these three techniques, on hamstring extensibility.

    Purpose: To determine whether DOS improves hamstring extensibility and stretch tolerance to a greater degree than SS in asymptomatic young participants.

    Methods: Sixty participants (47 females, 13 males, mean age 22 ± 1 years, height 166 ± 6 centimeters, body mass 67.6 ± 9.7 kg) completed a passive straight leg (SLR) to establish hamstring extensibility and stretch tolerance as perceived by participants using a visual analogue scale (VAS). Participants were randomly assigned to one of two treatment groups (SS or DOS) or a placebo control (20 per group). Tests were repeated immediately following and one hour after each intervention.

    Results:  Immediately post-intervention, there was a significant improvement in the hamstring extensibility as measured by the SLR in both the SS and DOS groups, with the DOS group exhibiting a significantly greater increase than the SS group.  One hour post-intervention, hamstring extensibility in the DOS group remained elevated, while the SS group no longer differed from the control group. Furthermore, the stretch tolerance remained significantly elevated for the SS group, but there was no difference between the control and DOS groups.

    Conclusion: DOS was more effective than SS at achieving an immediate increase in hamstring extensibility, and DOS demonstrated an increased stretch tolerance one-hour post-intervention.


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