Sport Rehabilitation Certification 

Rehabilitation of the injured athlete presents unique challenges and opportunities for creativity for the physiotherapist. This course will provide a foundation to address the athletic population from the perspective of utilizing modern manual therapy principles, Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progression (STEP), and advanced biomechanical and movement pattern analysis and treatment.

Locations

Currently this certification for local hosting clinics. A minium of 10 registered applicants are required to host this course series at your facility. Please contact office@olagrimsby.com to inquire on how you can bring this program to your clinic.

Objectives

  • use best evidence to analyze lower quarter injuries from tissue level
  • understand psych needs and complicating factors treating athletes
  • analyze lower quarter from motor impairment standpoint
  • develop training for tissue rehabilitation and motor control optimization
  • learn to dose exercise in a progressive way from acute tissue trauma to high level dynamic, explosive functional activities
  • understand analysis and treatment of running injuries from jogging to sprinting
  • learn techniques for decreasing injury risk in the lower quarter

Day One and Two

Anatomy and Practical Application of the Trunk, Hip, Knee and Foot in Rehab and Performance
CEU Hours: 16

Course-Summary

Lumbar pelvic control and power in the hips and lower legs are essential for improvement in performance and the reduction of injures in the Athlete. The course will review the anatomy and mechanics of the Lumbopelvic, hip, knee and foot and ankle that pertain to balance, stability, and power. An over view of dynamic visual acuity, vestibular system testing and perturbation training with emphasis on the athlete will be presented. Several different types of lower extremity dysfunctions, including hip labial tears, ACL rehab, Patella and Achilles tendopathy, shin splints, soleus syndrome, and abnormal foot mechanics. Foot orthotic intervention and prescription will be discussed in detail. Neuromuscular training and eccentric strengthening will be demonstrated in lab and developed into rehab protocols.  Evidence based evaluation tools will be developed into and extensive assessment of muscle imbalance within the Lumbopelvic, hip, knee and foot and ankle.  Finally, implementation of rehabilitation programs individualized according to evaluative findings will be reviewed/discussed and demonstrated in case studies, utilizing the research based findings discovered through the course.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the inter-relationship of Lumbopelvic stability and hip and lower leg power.
  • Identify the importance of eccentric exercises in the treatment approaches for muscle imbalance and tendinopathy of the Trunk, hip, knee, ankle, and foot.
  • Describe normal and abnormal mechanics of the hip, knee, foot and ankle.
  • Fabricate foot orthotics to treat lower extremity overuse injury and improve balance
  • Demonstrate and perform an assessment of balance.
  • Demonstrate and perform a comprehensive evaluation of the Lumbopelvic, hip, knee and foot and ankle.
  • Describe and demonstrate neuromuscular training concepts.
  • Fabrication foot orthotics as an evidenced based treatment to improve balance and reduce injury.

Day Three

Balance in the Athlete the Missing Link Ocular Motor System
CEU hours 8

Course Summary

The neuromuscular system is what allows the athlete to maintain balance during all their activities. Without balance the athlete’s skills will diminish and increase the risk of injury.  There are three systems that make up balance; somatosensory, vestibular, and vision. This course will focus on the inter-relationship and contributions of all three systems and how they play a role in the athletes’ ability to develop exceptional skills and in the prevention injures.

Superior visual skills are required by athletes participating in sports that demand a high level of eye-hand-head co-ordination.  An over view of the ocular motor vestibular system and its relationship to visual gaze and acuity in the athlete will be presented.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the inter-relationship between the three different systems that make up balance.
  • Identify the importance of the vestibular system in the rehabilitation, improvement in skills and in the prevention of injury in the athlete.
  • Demonstrate and perform an assessment of ocular motor system as it relates to vision and balance in the active patient.
  • Demonstrate neuromuscular training concepts, such as Plyometrics, perturbation, and vestibular exercises to improve balance and dynamic visual acuity in the athlete.
  • Demonstrate exercises to enhance the vestibular ocular motor system and the neuromuscular aspects of balance, agility, and explosive power

October 7-9, 20016 Bob Donatelli, PhD, PT
912 Meramec Station Rd, Valley Park, MO 63088

Shoulder Pathophysiology and Mechanics of the Shoulder with Emphasis on the Overhead Throwing Athlete
Course Cost: $650.00

Day One and Two:

Pathophysiology and Mechanics of the Shoulder in the Overhead Throwing Athlete
CEU Hours: 16

Course Summary:

The shoulder course is a overview of normal and pathological shoulder mechanics. The course was developed from new research and clinical findings.  The use of special tests and a review of musculoskeletal dysfunction are essential for the clinician. This course will teach the therapist those skills necessary in making a thorough evaluation of the shoulder to make a differential soft tissue diagnosis. The evaluation of the musculoskeletal system is essential for designing a rehabilitation program for the non-athletic and athletic patient. State of the art techniques will be discussed along with the most current research findings.

Objectives:

At the conclusion, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe normal mechanics of the shoulder with special emphasis on the overhead throwing athlete and their application to evaluation and treatment.
  • Perform an evaluation of the shoulder complex, structural, muscle testing, and special tests.
  • Describe the interrelationship of soft tissue structures between the shoulder and the Upper Q.
  • Perform special tests to the shoulder.-Seven rotation tests
  • Perform individual mobilization techniques to the shoulder.
  • Design and develop a rehabilitation program for the stiff and painful shoulder-.without causing pain
  • Identify the normal mechanics of the overhead throwing athlete
  • Identify various pathologies of the shoulder with addition emphasis on the over head throwing athlete.

Day Three:

Application of Strength Training in Rehab
CEU Hours: 8

Course-Summary:

Strength Training should be the foundation for improvement in performance and the reduction of injures in the athletic patient. The course will review strength training concepts, muscle physiology as it relates to strength training, specificity of exercise, and the over all benefits of strength training for rehab. Specific exercises types will be discuss including eccentric training, Plyometrics, explosive weight training, and periodization concepts. Implementation of rehabilitation programs individualized according to evaluative findings will be reviewed/discussed and demonstrated in case studies, utilizing the research based findings discovered through the course.  The second day will review the mechanics of the overhead throwing athlete. A review of muscle function and joint mechanics will be based on the function of the shoulder during overhead throwing movements. Pathology and treatment of the shoulder as it relates to the overhead throwing athlete to include tennis, baseball, swimming, lacrosse, volleyball and javelin thrower.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the importance of eccentric exercises in the treatment approaches for muscle imbalance and tendinopathy.
  • Demonstrate specific exercises for strengthening muscle deficits.
  • Identify research studies that support the evidence basis of this course.
  • Identify the difference between muscle fiber types and exercises specific to strengthening individual muscle fibers

December 2-4, 2016  Alec Kay, PT, DMT, FAAOMPT, OCS, ATC
912 Meramec Station Rd, Valley Park, MO 63088

Upper Quarter Sports Rehabilitation: Regional Integration of Manual Therapy, Exercise, and Movement Analysis
Course Cost: $650.00

Overview: Rehabilitation of the injured athlete presents unique challenges and opportunities for creativity for the physiotherapist. The spinal contribution to upper quarter athletic peformance and rehabilitation will be emphasized. This course will provide a foundation to address the athletic population from the perspective of utilizing modern manual therapy principles, Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progression (STEP), and advanced biomechanical and movement pattern analysis and treatment.

Objectives:

  • use best evidence to analyze regional interdependence between cervical, scapulo-thoracic, and upper limb performance in athletes.
  • understand psychological needs of the injured athlete
  • analyze upper quarter injuries from tissue level
  • analyze upper quarter from motor impairment standpoint
  • develop training for tissue rehabilitation and motor control optimization
  • learn to dose exercise in a progressive way from acute tissue trauma to high level dynamic, explosive functional activities
  • understand analysis and treatment of overhead injuries using case studies with labral injuries in the shoulder

Robert Donatelli, PhD, PT

From 2005 – Present   Dr. Donatelli is the Director of Out Reach Sports Program in Las Vegas, NV

Dr. Donatelli was the Director of Medical Services for the Champions Tennis Tour (over 35 professional tennis players) that was also the Masters Tour for ATP 1995-2001.
Dr. Donatelli lectures throughout the United States, Canada, England, Iceland, Italy, Greece, Ireland, Brazil, Russia, China, Scotland, Australia, Sweden, Spain, Poland and Portugal. Dr. Donatelli has been the keynote speaker for the Romanian Physical Therapy Association for 2003 – 2007.
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Dr. Donatelli has published three textbooks – Physical Therapy of the Shoulder 5th Ed, Orthopedic Physical Therapy 4thed Biomechanics of the Foot and Ankle 2nd Ed and Sports Specific Rehabilitation 1st. Dr. Donatelli has published over 30 articles in peer review journals.

 Dan Washeck, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dan has been working in orthopedic physical therapy with a manual therapy emphasis for the past 15 years. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1998 and completed a 3-year Residency/Fellowship/Advanced post-graduate PhD training in orthopedic manual therapy from the Ola Grimsby Institute (OGI) from 2000-2003. He worked at MTI, a manual therapy teaching clinic in Seattle, WA for 10 years before moving back to Missouri in 2014. He became an instructor for the OGI in 2005 and the lead Residency instructor for Seattle in 2011/2012 and St. Louis from 2013 – present.  Dan also completed a 1-year (S.T.E.P) Therapeutic Exercise Residency in 2007. He is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. He has authored several chapters in the book series Science, Theory and Clinical Application in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy and has taught Manual Therapy seminars both nationally and internationally over the past decade. He is currently on the board of directors, board of examiners and the Residency Director for the OGI. He works at STLPT-Winghaven, a private practice outpatient orthopedic clinic.

Instructor: Alec Kay, MSPT, DMT, OCS, ATC, FAAOMPT

Biography:Alec has been practicing physical therapy for over 25 years and currently works full time in a clinical practice at United Physical Therapy in Anchorage, Alaska. He is the current president of that organization. Working as an athletic trainer prior to PT school, he continues to enjoy working with athletes as his interest in sports rehabilitation continues to evolve. His  post-graduate studies included completion of a Master of Orthopedic Manual Therapy in 1997 and a Doctor of Manual Therapy degree in 2000, with a dissertation on the lumbar multifidus, leading to multiple publications. After completion of his DMT, Alec was appointed to the faculty of the Ola Grimsby Institute Post-Professional Consortium and is currently teaching advanced techniques in manual orthopedic physical therapy locally and in other states, as well as presenting as an invited speaker.