Attendee Resources

Hip Microinstabilities: Clinical Presentation, Physical Examination, and Treatment (1 CEU)

Lucas Buchler, MD

ABSTRACT 

Hip Microinstability is a common cause of athletic hip pain and hip labral tears.  Its pathophysiology and anatomy are often poorly misunderstood, misdiagnosed as femoroacetabular impingement, and mistreated.  The lecture is intended to help clinicians better understand clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. The learner will be able to list and recognize the difference in clinical presentation between femoracetabular impingement and hip micro instability.

  2. The learner will be able to list specific special tests used to evaluate hip pathology

  3. The learner will be able to list describe the initial rehabilitative process following a non-operative hip injury.

 

Cannabis in Sport:  The Performance Potential (1 CEU)

Ben Cowin

DC, MS, ATC

ABSTRACT 

Cannabis has been thrust into the forefront of the athletic world of late with the ban on CBD being lifted by WADA, CBD being taken off of the FDA’s regulatory list & multiple states decimalizing and legalizing cannabis for both medical and recreational use. As it continues to grow in popularity, so do the myths and “wives’ tales” of what cannabis potentially can do. We want to take a look at the literature and see exactly what science says about the plant, phytocannabinoids, and the therapeutic potential it may have for your athletes.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. The learner will identify the difference between CBD & THC

  2. The learner will define the basic function of the endocannabinoid system (ECS)

  3. The learner will identify the clinical implications of certain phytocannaboids 

Neurogenic Inflammation and its Role in Chronic Injury Pain (1 CEU)

Nicholas Studholme

DC

ABSTRACT 

Neurogenic inflammation is commonly misdiagnosed as many different pain entities but especially as myofascial pain. It is a major contributor to the chronification of pain and this presentation will give you an introduction to treatment and management of neurogenic inflammation.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. The learner will recognize neurogenic inflammation.

  2. The learner will describe how neurogenic inflammation can create chronic pain.

  3. The learner will identify a framework to address neurogenic inflammation

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction and Symptoms Commonly Misdiagnosed and Treated as Lower Extremity Injuries (1 CEU)

Jeff Katzoff 

PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS

ABSTRACT 

Looking at treating athletic injuries is something that Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC) have always done. It is part of the profession. With the ever-changing philosophies in healthcare and the way we treat athletic injuries, ATC’s have to stay abreast of both new and old techniques and strategies. When one looks at some of the various differences between the world of athletic training and physical therapy, one can see that the amount of exposure to lumbar spine conditions in the ATC world is limited. However, with the advancement in both treatment approaches and licensure in athletic training as well as the amount of ATC’s that work in both the traditional setting and the clinical setting, it should be held in consideration that both professions understand the fact that looking at lower extremity radicular pain should be broader than just thinking that it is a lumbar spine dysfunction. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. The learner will identify structural positioning and postural abnormalities, as well as injury mechanisms that can lead to lower extremity radicular pain associated with Sacroiliac dysfunction

  2. The learner will recognize the difference between lower extremity radicular pain and the source of its symptoms with regards to postural dysfunction and injury.

  3. The learner will describe a systematic differential evaluation to improve differentiation between Lumbar Spine and Sacroiliac Joint radicular pain. 

  4. The learner will identify a treatment plan to correct sacroiliac positioning and function to improve patient outcomes for lower extremity pain commonly misdiagnosed as lumbar spine dysfunction.

Advancing Concussion Care for Athletes - Recognition, Recovery, and Return to Play (1 CEU)

Julie Wilson, MD

ABSTRACT 

Care of sport-related concussion continues to evolve at a rapid pace and athletic trainers should be aware of current guidelines and emerging research to provide optimal care to athletes. This presentation will highlight various advancements in concussion clinical guidelines and research which is directly applicable to athletic trainers. Topics will include the importance of prompt recognition and removal from play, the role of active recovery in concussion management, return to sport considerations, concussion prevention strategies and risk of subsequent musculoskeletal injury following return to play after concussion recovery.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. The learner will identify the role of active recovery in concussion management

  2. The learner will recognize factors which may influence return to sport decision making after a concussion.

  3. The learner will synthesize the evidence for concussion prevention strategies.

Fueling the Team Sport Athlete (1 CEU)

Amanda Turner

MS, RDN, CSSD

ABSTRACT 

Team sport athletes at all levels are exposed to a variety of diet trends. Athletic performance can be negatively impacted if the wrong trends are adopted by the athlete. It's important that all sports medicine staff are reinforcing nutrition principles to help the athletes feel and perform their best with regard to the athlete's relationship to food and body image.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. The learner will be able to recall current research-based fueling strategies for the team sport athlete while in-season.

  2. The learner will be able to identify athletes at risk of under fueling and messaging that can reduce risk of under fueling.

Posterior Fixed Rib Stress Fracture in a Professional Baseball Pitcher (0.5 CEU)

Gary, Sakryd

MS, AT (ret), PAC

ABSTRACT

Rib stress fractures in athletes is a relatively uncommon diagnosis. Rib stress fractures in baseball players have been reported in the first and floating ribs, however, fixed rib stress fractures in baseball players has not been reported. This presentation demonstrates the first reported case of a fixed rib stress fracture in a professional baseball pitcher. The anatomy, pathology, radiology and treatment of fixed rib stress fractures is presented.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. The learner will recognize how to test for a fixed rib stress fracture

  2. The learner will explain the differential diagnoses for fixed rib stress fractures

Patient-Oriented Outcomes: If It Matters To My Patient It Matters To Me! (0.75 CEU)

Jim Turk, MS, ATC

At the conclusion of the presentation, attendees will be able to: Describe the difference between outcomes that are clinician oriented and patient-oriented. Explain the importance of basing clinical decisions on whole person data rather than just clinician-oriented data. Identify patient-based measurement tools that are applicable to their clinical practice.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. At the conclusion of the presentation, attendees will be able to: Describe the difference between outcomes that are clinician oriented and patient-oriented. Explain the importance of basing clinical decisions on whole person data rather than just clinician-oriented data. Identify patient-based measurement tools that are applicable to their clinical practice.

Blood Flow Restriction: Application and Integration (0.5 CEU)

TJ Hovel, PTA

ABSTRACT 

Application and integration of Blood Flow Restriction training into a plan of care from acute to performance. Evaluation and treatment processes have changed rapidly in the last decade. As medicine evolves, science looks for new techniques or tools to speed and improve patient healing.  As research advances, the athletic trainer’s role as evaluating and diagnosing clinician must advance and provide a high level of treatment for injuries. Specific knowledge of injury pathophysiology is crucial to connecting the bridge between injury and advanced techniques such as BFR. Athletic trainers play the key role in the beginning and progressing the athletes through the rehabilitation process.  Distinguishing first if BFR is appropriate, then applying this rehabilitative tool with specificity has the potential to improve and elevate patient outcomes.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. The learner will describe the basic application of BFR. 

  2. The learner will describe the historical development of the BFR technique. 

  3. The learner will list the contraindications from BFR.

  4. The learner will recognize the clinical criteria utilized to appropriately progress BFR rehabilitative patients.

CATA Update

Jim Keller

CATA President

Attend the Annual Business Meeting for the Colorado Athletic Trainers' Association.  Garner an update for the previous year's accomplishments, financial report, and governmental action news.  Countdown to licensure!  Only a few days left. Let us give you the latest.