Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation

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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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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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Massage Therapy Decreases Pain and Perceived Fatigue after long-distance Ironman Triathlon:  A Randomised Trial

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Question: Can massage therapy really reduce pain and perceived fatigue in the quadriceps of athletes after a long-distance triathlon race (Ironman)?

    What we already know: Pain and fatigue are common after intense exercise; and massage is beneficial in this situation., However, the evidence for its benefits comes from studies of controlled periods of intense exercise designed to cause rapid onset of fatigue. What about after a long period of grueling exercise?

    This study examines the effects of a short period of massage on people who had just competed in a 226-km Ironman event.


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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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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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Update on Rehabilitation following ACL Reconstruction:  Part 1

R400.00

3 CEUs

    As anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction has evolved to less invasive, more anatomical approaches, rehabilitation of the injured athlete has become more progressive and innovative.

    This correspondence course will help you become familiar with these innovations, looking at everything from planning rehabilitation timetables to re-establishing the athlete’s confidence and self-efficacy; and preparing patients for return to play – which is, after all, what we all want to achieve.


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Update on Rehabilitation following ACL Reconstruction:  Part 2

R400.00

3 CEUs

    As anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction has evolved to less invasive, more anatomical approaches, rehabilitation of the injured athlete has become more progressive and innovative.

    This correspondence course will help you become familiar with these innovations, looking at everything from planning rehabilitation timetables to re-establishing the athlete’s confidence and self-efficacy; and preparing patients for return to play – which is, after all, what we all want to achieve.


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Achilles Tendinopathy

R400.00

3 CEUs

    This e-Learning course summarises the tendinopathy continuum and articulates the authors' clinical reasoning and hands-on experience managing Achilles tendinopathy. We outline graded loading concepts while emphasising that relying on recipes is likely to fail. We also provide a perspective on the role of central pain processing and peripheral input from nociceptive fibres in the context of tendinopathy. 

    Rehabilitation should be tailored to address identified impairments (muscle bulk asymmetries, kinetic chain dysfunction, tolerance of energy storage and release in the Achilles tendon), and progressively work toward movements and activities relevant for the individual's sport or daily activities.


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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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Anterior Knee Pain in the Sporting Population: Part 1 - Assessment

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Increase your success rate in treating patients with anterior knee pain.

    AKP can be one of the most difficult conditions to manage. The success rate of most treatment regimens has been poor and the condition frequently recurs. 

    This three-part, online course will equip you with the latest tools to deal effectively with this and other related sports injuries.

    You’ll learn about assessing the knee in part one; part two will introduce you to the new integrated treatment approach; and part three deals with patellar tendinopathy.


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Anterior Knee Pain in the Sporting Population - Part 2:Integrated Treatment

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Increase your success rate in treating patients with anterior knee pain.

    AKP can be one of the most difficult conditions to manage. The success rate of most treatment regimens has been poor and the condition frequently recurs.

    This three-part, online course will equip you with the latest tools to deal effectively with this and other related sports injuries.

    You’ll learn about assessing the knee in part one; part two will introduce you to the new integrated treatment approach; and part three deals with patellar tendinopathy.


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Anterior Knee Pain in the Sporting Population - Part 3: Patellar Tendinopathy

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Increase your success rate in treating patients with anterior knee pain.

    AKP can be one of the most difficult conditions to manage. The success rate of most treatment regimens has been poor and the condition frequently recurs.

    This three-part, online course will equip you with the latest tools to deal effectively with this and other related sports injuries.

    You’ll learn about assessing the knee in part one; part two will introduce you to the new integrated treatment approach; and part three deals with patellar tendinopathy.

     


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Acute Ankle Injuries:  Part 1

R400.00

3 CEUs

    What is said to be the most common sport injury?  Which of the many different sports injuries is most likely to recur?  Answer: Ankle injuries. 

    Is there anything you can do to reduce the pain, improve the function and prevent recurrence of a sprained ankle – or should you just tell your patient to let the natural recovery process take its course?  This two part course provides valuable answers to these important questions.


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Acute Ankle Injuries:  Part 2

R400.00

3 CEUs

    What is said to be the most common sport injury?  Which of the many different sports injuries is most likely to recur?  Answer: Ankle injuries.

    Is there anything you can do to reduce the pain, improve the function and prevent recurrence of a sprained ankle – or should you just tell your patient to let the natural recovery process take its course?  This two part course provides valuable answers to these important questions.


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Sprained Ankle - Integrated Approach

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Did you know that ankle injury is arguably the most common sport injury? And did you know that a sprained ankle also has a high frequency of recurrence?

    Is there anything you can do to reduce the pain and improve the function of a sprained ankle – or should you just tell your patient to let the natural recovery process take its course?

    Two case studies described in this on-line course demonstrate approaches that provide rapid and significant improvement and provoke some interesting food for thought.


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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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Hip Pain in the Sports Person:  Part 1 - Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Until recently, the hip joint was not thought to be a significant cause of problems in the athletic population. Now, thanks to MRI, and hip arthroscopy we have been able to learn more about some of the common underlying causes of groin pain. These will be covered in part one and two of this course.

    Part 3 covers the clinical assessment and treatment of labral tears, ligamentum teres tears, synovitis, chondropathy, surgical management, os acetabulare and lateral hip pain.

    This on-line course includes ample photos of exercises for hip rehabilitation.

     


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Hip Pain in the Sports Person:  Part 2 - Predisposing Factors

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Until recently, the hip joint was not thought to be a significant cause of problems in the athletic population. Now, thanks to MRI, and hip arthroscopy we have been able to learn more about some of the common underlying causes of groin pain. These will be covered in part one and two of this course.

    Part 3 covers the clinical assessment and treatment of labral tears, ligamentum teres tears, synovitis, chondropathy, surgical management, os acetabulare and lateral hip pain.

    This on-line course includes ample photos of exercises for hip rehabilitation.


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Hip Pain in the Sports Person:  Part 3 - Rehabilitation of the Injured Hip

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Until recently, the hip joint was not thought to be a significant cause of problems in the athletic population. Now, thanks to MRI, and hip arthroscopy we have been able to learn more about some of the common underlying causes of groin pain. These will be covered in part one and two of this course.

    Part 3 covers the clinical assessment and treatment of labral tears, ligamentum teres tears, synovitis, chondropathy, surgical management, os acetabulare and lateral hip pain.

    This on-line course includes ample photos of exercises for hip rehabilitation.


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The Sporting Hip - Integrated Approach

R400.00

3 CEUs

    How should you treat elite athletes who present to you with complex pathology (muscle dysfunction, strength and flexibility components and underlying joint dysfunction) and a prolonged history of unsatisfactory previous treatment?


    This on-line course provides effective solutions for the rapid resolution of chronic, complex groin and thigh pain involving local myofascial injury with associated joint dysfunction.


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Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs and Sports Injuries

R400.00

3 CEUs

    For many years the prescription of NSAIDs for all kinds of sport injuries (soft tissue injuries, tendon injuries and bone fractures) has been a staple of sports medicine. NSAIDs have well established analgesic effects, but also have proven side effects.


    Despite the risks, the medical community has considered the safety/efficiency ratio satisfactory enough to accept the administration of NSAIDs.

    But does this conventional wisdom still hold true?

    This course looks at recent research around NSAIDs – some of which has produced surprising results. This information is important to every medical professional who frequently prescribes or recommends NSAIDs to deal with sports injuries.


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