Athletic Training Program

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Course Objectives

Complex Nerve and Vascular Conditions of the Upper Extremity

  • Identify the typical signs and symptoms of nerve and vascular disorders in the upper extremity

  • Determine early management strategies for these conditions

  • Understand when to refer for specialized care

Lumps & Bumps... When to be Concerned

  • Identify the ‘red flags’ of musculoskeletal lesions

  • Understand the basics of musculoskeletal oncologic staging

  • Know when to refer a patient with musculoskeletal lesions

Increasingly Common and Incredibly Challenging: Femoral Neck Stress Fractures

  • Explain what current research can teach us about understanding and preventing FNFS

  • Understand why FNSFs are clinically challenging

  • Recognize FNSFs frequency and the athletic populations most vulnerable to this injury

  • Identify signs and symptoms for possible FNSF

  • Recognize special tests and unique clinical examination points to assess for FNSF

Re-Visiting the Patella- Femoral Joint

  • Understand how to evaluate and treat patellofemoral pain

  • Understand factors leading to patella instability Common Carpal Injuries in Athletes

  • Understand the anatomy of the carpus

  • Understand the types of carpal injuries that commonly affect athletes

  • Understand management, both acute and subacute, for carpal injuries

Complexity of Dislocations

  • Understand patho-anatomy of common and uncommon joint dislocations

  • Understand concepts of reduction techniques

  • Awareness of potential sequelae of joint dislocation over time

Evidence Based Approach to the Use of Dietary Supplements as Ergogenic Aids in Athletes

  • Recognize emerging dietary supplements in the field of performance nutrition

  • Demonstrate how to evaluate ergogenic dietary supplements for efficacy

  • Select ergogenic dietary supplements with evidence-based efficacy regarding athletic performance and muscle soreness

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