Athletic Training Program

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Course Objectives

Evaluation of Syncope in the Athlete

  • Discuss the common etiologies of exercise related syncope
  • Distinguish arrhythmias and vasovagal syndrome

Saving Athletes’ Hearts: Screening Plus More              

  • List 3 problems with mandatory use of ECGs in screening athletes.
  • Identify one strategy for saving athletes’ hearts that has nearly universal acceptance.
  • Give the range for the incidence of sudden cardiac death in young athletes.                                                         

DVT and PE in the Athlete: The Hidden Danger

  • Differentiate DVT’s and PE’s
  • Recognize the risk factors for DVT/PE
  • Recognize the common signs and symptoms of DVT and PE
  • Understand training room and on-field initial management
  • Understand long term complications of diagnosis and treatment of DVT/PE in athletes

Soft Tissue Mobilization Techniques: Clinical Reasoning for Graston and Dry Needling       

  • Interrelate the use of dry needling and Graston with tendinopathies
  • Discuss how dry needling and Graston may be incorporated into the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries.

Shoulder Acronyms Explained

  • Discuss shoulder acronyms and identify the mechanism for why they occur
  • Describe the surgical and non-surgical approaches for return to play.

Fatigue and the Risk for Non-Contact ACL Injury: A Five-Year Experience

  • Identify at-risk postures for noncontact ACL injuries
  • Identify tests that can be used to assess noncontact ACL injury at-risk postures
  • Discuss our current knowledge of the effects of fatigue on non-contact ACL injury at-risk postures
  • Discuss the effects of short term vs. long term fatigue on the knee
  • Discuss the implications of current research in fatigue on training of athlete                                                                                                                  

Sleep, Sports Performance and Injuries

  • Understand the normal sleep requirements across the lifespan
  • Understand the effects of sleep deprivation on performance in general and in sports specifically
  • Gain the ability to advise athletes on how to optimize sleep for performance and reduce injury

Suicide Prevention within the Athletic Community

  • Exploring gate keeper training in suicide prevention
  • Identifying suicide vulnerability among athletes

Opioid Use and the Potential for Misuse in Athletics

  • Provide a general overview of opioids, their mechanism of action, and physiologic effects 
  • Review the relevant terminology, signs and symptoms related to opioid misuse
  • Discuss recent implications of opioid abuse and current recommendations for prevention
  • Discuss the role of opioids and the potential for misuse in the athlete
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