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Care of the Young Athlete (31 contact hours) (#684)

Course Level:  Intermediate

Item Number:  684

Hours:  31

Price:  $219.00

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The course textbook is 505 pages. Course is available by traditional mail only.



The textbook is Care of the Young Athlete (2nd ed) by Sally Harris, MD, and Steven Anderson, MD. This 3-module course gives the therapist an easy-to-use, one-stop guide to all aspects of childhood sports preparation, participation, and injury treatment. Topics included in this updated course are safety and risk-management considerations; the preparticipation physical evaluation; proper nutrition for athletes; proven injury prevention guidelines; treatments for dozens of injuries; nutrition and weight control; performance-enhancing substances; and new findings on issues specific to the female athlete. Included in the text are a signs and symptoms poster and patient education handouts that are available through a password-protected publisher’s web site. Module one discusses health benefits, risks, and readiness associated with sports participation; growth and maturational issues; the preparticipation physical evaluation; training issues such as aerobic and anaerobic trainability and strength training; thermoregulation; sports nutrition; performance enhancing substances; and psychological issues in child’s sports, both positive and negative. This course is written by pediatricians who are sports medicine specialists and is a valuable resource for physical and occupational therapists.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------***COURSE OBJECTIVES***Module 1-At the completion of this course, the therapist will: 1. understand the benefits of sports participation 2. recognize the developmental appropriateness of an individual child’s participation in sports and be able to advise parents and coaches 3. know normal age specific changes in neuromotor, cardiovascular, and cognitive-integrative systems as they relate to sports participation 4. describe a behavioral approach to promote physical activity among children and be able to make recommendations for at risk or overweight youth 5. understand goals of the preparticipation physical evaluation, be able to assess fitness level and identify those athletes who may need further diagnostic testing 6. understand how physiological response in youth before puberty to physical training may be different from an adult response, both aerobically and anaerobically 7. be able to discuss risks, benefits, and essential components of a strength training program in pre-adolescents and adolescents 8. know the environmental conditions that predispose athletes to morbidity and possible mortality, and be aware of signs, symptoms, and treatment of environmentally related illnesses 9. be knowledgable about sports related nutrition concerns, such as fluid requirements, carbohydrates, protein, and minerals 10. be familiar with substances that are used to enhance athletic performance and understand the adverse effects of their use 11. understand the psychological issues concerning children and sports, both beneficial and harmful, and be able to educate both parents and coaches in the best strategies for positive psychological development in the young athlete Module 2 discusses injury prevention, return to play decisions, medical management on the sidelines, female athletes, physically disabled athletes, complementary and alternative medicine, and various medical conditions such as cardiac conditions, head injuries, eye injuries, maxillofacial injuries, chest and abdominal injuries, asthma, acute and chonic conditions, blood born pathogens, and skin conditions. This course is written by pediatricians who are sports medicine specialists and it is a valuable resource for physical and occupational therapists.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------***COURSE OBJECTIVES***Module 2- At the completion of this course, the therapist will: 1. know the results of studies regarding prevalence and types of injuries among children and adolescents 2. understand the general principles of injury prevention including intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors 3. know how to apply specific questions that help determine readiness to return to play 4. understand the variety of sports medicine issues for the female athlete, including the gender differences after puberty regarding strength, training effects, skeletal differences, body composition, risk for certain musculoskeletal injuries, medical and gynecologic concerns 5. identify specific concerns for athletes with disabilities: amputation, CP, head injury, meningomyelocele, SCI, Down Syndrome, hearing impairment and visual impairment. 6. know the typical complementary or alternative medicine in use by athletes today and their complications, such as herbals, acupuncture, yoga, massage, and chiropractic. 7. be familiar with cardiac conditions in a young athlete, such as heart murmurs, dysrhythmias, syncope, hypertension, acquired or congenital heart disease 8. be familiar with differential diagnosis and pathophysiology for athletic head injury, identify symptoms of concussion, understand how to evaluate and manage the athlete with head injury, and understand return to play decisions 9. know the importance and specifications of protective eye-wear, types of eye injury, and return to play guidelines 10. be familiar with types of maxillofacial injuries, prevention, use of protective gear and when to refer to ER immediately 11. know the most common symptoms of all thoracic injuries 12. identify the cause and symptoms of exercise-induced asthma and anaphylaxis 13. understand the effects of exercise on the immune system and know when it is safe to return to play 14. know the risk and benefits of exercise with chronic conditions, such as IDDM, Type 2 diabetes, cystic fibrosis, epilepsy, CP, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, chronic renal disease, chronic anemia, hemophilia, and cancer 15. understand the risks of transmission and sports participation by infected athletes with HIV, HBV, or HCV. 16. know how to prevent sports related skin conditions and be able to recognize skin conditions that need referral to a physician ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------***COURSE OBJECTIVES***Module 3-At the completion of this course, the therapist will: 1. understand function of the musculoskeletal system, pathogenesis of common injuries, tools for efficient clinical evaluation, and strategies for planning effective treatment. 2. understand the indications for specific diagnostic imaging 3. describe the general sequential process of a rehab program following a sports injury 4. know cause, risk factors, pathogenesis, evaluation, treatment, and prevention of stress fractures of the young athlete 5. be familiar with diagnosis and treatment and return to play criteria of common acute and chronic cervical spine injuries 6. understand how differential diagnosis and treatment plans for young athletes with lower back pain differ greatly from adults 7. be able to evaluate acute and overuse injuries to the elbow 8. review shoulder anatomy, be able to perform a shoulder eval, and understand common injuries to the shoulder in the young athlete 9. know symptoms of overuse of the shoulder, be able to perform a shoulder evaluation 10. review anatomy of wrist and hand and be able to manage common wrist and hand injuries in the young athlete 11. be able to evaluate both chronic and acute musculoskeletal problems of the hip, pelvis and thigh 12. recognize injury patterns of the knee, and be able to evaluate and treat knee injuries in the young athlete 13. know the most common causes of overuse-related knee pain and be able to evaluate and treat, and educate in prevention strategies 14. understand biomechanical factors that predispose athletes to overuse injuries of the lower leg, and recognize common acute injuries of the lower leg 15. be able to evaluate and treat acute and chronic injuries to the foot and ankle 16. know non-traumatic causes of musculoskeletal disease and understand that these medical disorders may masquerade as traumatic or mechanical conditions in children 17. be able to educate parents and athletes about risks and preventive strategies for common injuries specific to their sport

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