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Sports Injuries Prevention and Rehabilitation



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

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

Testimonials:

Excellent value for my practice.  Jessie  Pillay, Biokineticist, Johannesburg

Excellent value for my practice.  Simon Velskoen, State Employed Physiotherapist, Mahikeng 

 

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.

3

CEUs

300.00

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

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

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.

3

CEUs

400.00

Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles Tendinopathy

Testimonials: 

Excellent value for my practice.  Jacqui Botha, Physiotherapist, Plettenberg Bay

Good value for my practice.  Michelle Utton, Podiatrist, Cape Town 

Excellent value for my practice.  Linda Birkenstock, Podiatrist, Polokwane 

Good value for my practice.  Madeleine Van der Merwe, Physiotherapist, Cape Town 

Excellent value for my practice.  Frederick Colyn, Physiotherapist, Bloemfontein 

Good value for my practice.  Melinda Snyders, Physiotherapist, Johannesburg 

Excellent value for my practice.  Hanneke Erasmus, Physiotherapist, Port Elizabeth

Good value for my practice.  Sherril Hulett, Physiotherapist, Cape Town


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.

3

CEUs

400.00

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

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

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.                                                                         

3

CEUs

400.00

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

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

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.

3

CEUs

400.00

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

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

Testimonials:

Excellent value for my practice.  Kathryn Pelser, Biokineticist, JHB 

Good value for my practice.  Fortune Howard, Podiatrist, Emalahleni

 

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.                                                                       

3

CEUs

400.00

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

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

Testimonial:

Excellent value for my practice.  Sherril Hulett, Physiotherapist, Cape Town


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.

3

CEUs

400.00

Update on Rehabilitation following ACL Reconstruction:  Part 1

Update on Rehabilitation following ACL Reconstruction: Part 1

Testimonials:

Good value for my practice.  Madeleine Van der Merwe, Physiotherapist, Cape Town

Good value for my practice.  Patricia Schmidt, Physiotherapist, Johannesburg

 

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.

3

CEUs

400.00

Update on Rehabilitation following ACL Reconstruction:  Part 2

Update on Rehabilitation following ACL Reconstruction: Part 2

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.

3

CEUs

400.00

Acute Ankle Injuries:  Part 1

Acute Ankle Injuries: Part 1

Testimonials:

Excellent value for my practice.  Hanneke Erasmus, Physiotherapist, Port Elizabeth

Good value for my practice.  Kayla Deysel, Biokineticist, Centurion 

Good value for my practice.  Melinda Snyders, Physiotherapist, Johannesburg


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.

3

CEUs

400.00

Acute Ankle Injuries:  Part 2

Acute Ankle Injuries: Part 2

Testimonials:

Good value for my practice.  Michelle Utton, Podiatrist, Cape Town 

Good value for my practice.  Hanneke Erasmus, Physiotherapist, Port Elizabeth

 

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.

 

3

CEUs

400.00

Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy/Subacromial Impingement Syndrome: Is it Time for a New Method of Assessment?

Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy/Subacromial Impingement Syndrome: Is it Time for a New Method of Assessment?

Testimonials:

Good value for my practice.  Jessie  Pillay, Biokineticist, Johannesburg

Excellent value for my practice.  Sherril Hulett, Physiotherapist, Cape Town


Diagnosing rotator cuff tendinopathy or subacromial impingement syndrome currently involves performing a structured assessment that includes taking the patient’s history in conjunction with performing clinical assessment procedures that generally involve tests used to implicate an isolated structure. Based on the response to the clinical tests, a diagnosis of rotator cuff tendinopathy or subacromial impingement syndrome is achieved. 

This process eventually results in the formation of a clinical hypothesis, and then, in conjunction with the patient, a management plan is decided upon and implemented.

This online course focuses on the dilemmas associated with the current process, and an alternative method for the clinical examination of the shoulder for this group of patients is proposed.


3

CEUs

Shoulder Pain in the Sports Person:  Part 1

Shoulder Pain in the Sports Person: Part 1

Testimonials:

Excellent value for my practice.  Dr. Sholini Sookraj, Chiropractor, Durban 

A great overview of various categories of shoulder injuries and how to assess a shoulder injury. Useful to my practice.  Good value for my practice.  Daniella Fernandes, Physiotherapist, Cape Town

 

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.

3

CEUs

400.00

Shoulder Pain in the Sports Person:  Part 2

Shoulder Pain in the Sports Person: Part 2

Testimonials:

Good value for my practice.  Hugo Johanni, Biokineticist, Stellenbosch 

Good value for my practice.  Daniella Fernandes, Physiotherapist, Cape Town

 

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.

3

CEUs

400.00

Principles for Shoulder Rehabilitation - Part 1

Principles for Shoulder Rehabilitation - Part 1

Testimonials:

Good value for my practice.  Kate-lyn Vos, Biokineticist, Meyersdal 

Good value for my practice.  Stephan Terblanche, Biokineticist, Durban

Good value for my practice.  Madeleine Van der Merwe, Physiotherapist, Cape Town


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.

3

CEUs

400.00

Principles for Shoulder Rehabilitation:  Part 2

Principles for Shoulder Rehabilitation: Part 2

Testimonials:

Good value for my practice.  Stephan Terblanche, Biokineticist, Durban 

Good value for my practice.  Madeleine Van der Merwe, Physiotherapist, Cape Town 

Good value for my practice.  Megan Goldblatt,  Physiotherapist, Johannesburg

 

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.

3

CEUs

400.00

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

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

Testimonials:

Excellent value for my practice.  Candice Hall, Biokineticist, Cape Town

Good value for my practice.  Elmarie Van Coller, Physiotherapist, Wellington

Good value for my practice.  Mandy Banks, Biokineticist, Cape Town


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.



3

CEUs

400.00

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

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

Testimonials:

Excellent value for my practice.  Elmarie Van Coller, Physiotherapist, Wellington 

Good value for my practice.  Mandy Banks, Biokineticist, Cape Town


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.

3

CEUs

400.00

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

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

Testimonial:

Good value for my practice.  Elmarie Van Coller, Physiotherapist, Wellington

 

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.

3

CEUs

400.00

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

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

Testimonials:

Excellent value for my practice.  Hlulani Oefen Nkuna, Physiotherapist, Louis Trichardt 

Good value for my practice.  Jessica Neuhoff, Physiotherapist, Cape Town 

Good value for my practice.  Barend Steyn, Biokineticist, Potchefstroom

Good value for my practice.  Lara Brookstein, Physiotherapist, Johannesburg


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.

3

CEUs

400.00

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

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

Testimonials:

Good value for my practice.  Barend Steyn,Biokineticist, Potchefstroom 

Good value for my practice.  Lara Brookstein, Physiotherapist, Johannesburg

 

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.

3

CEUs

400.00

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

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

Testimonial:

Good value for my practice.  Karese Govender, Physiotherapist

 

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.


3

CEUs

400.00

Concussion in the Sport Position Statement:  Part 1

Concussion in the Sport Position Statement: Part 1

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.

Testimonials:

Excellent value for my practice.  Netsie Hamilton-Attwell, Physiotherapist, Darling 

Good value for my practice.  Khumbuza Reagan Cele, Physiotherapist, Stellenbosch

3

CEUs

400.00

Concussion in the Sport Position Statement: Part 2

Concussion in the Sport Position Statement: Part 2

Testimonials:

Excellent value for my practice.  Khumbuza Reagan Cele, Physiotherapist, Stellenbosch 

Very useful and interesting information.  Excellent value for my practice.  Maria Elizabeth Cochrane, Physiotherapist, Pretoria

 

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.


3

CEUs

400.00