Early Youth Sports Specialization has become a common occurrence in many countries of the world. Researchers have found that early sports specialization can have both negative and positive effects on young athletes. This presentation will provide an evidence-based discussion on this topic including recognition and management strategies. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and athletic training and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA and AT.
Live WebinarFri, Apr 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm EDT
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; BOC/2.0 Category A; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DC/2.0; DE/2.0; FL/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- After this course, participants will be able to define early sports specialization among different youth sports.
- After this course, participants will be able to list at least two negative and positive effects of early sports specialization.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify evidence-based recognition and management strategies for specific sports and athletes negatively affected by early sports specialization.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify strategies for improving early sports specialization among young athletes.
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learning outcomes|
|15-30 Minutes||Defining early sports specialization and commons sports requiring early specialization|
|30-40 Minutes||Negative effects of early sports specialization|
|40-65 Minutes||Screening and recognition for negative effects|
|65-80 Minutes||Positive effects of early sports specialization|
|80-105 Minutes||Proposed management strategies for young athletes experiencing negative effects|
|105-115 Minutes||Future considerations for youth sports|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
PhD, DPT, PT, OCS, ATC, CSCS
Dr. Scott Cheatham is a Professor in the Division of Kinesiology at California State University Dominguez Hills in Carson, California. He is the owner of Sports Medicine Alliance (SMA). Dr. Cheatham received his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Physical Therapy. Dr. Cheatham is a Board Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist (OCS) and a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). He also holds several fitness certifications and is a certified ergonomic specialist.
Dr. Cheatham is a national presenter for various organizations and has authored over 120 peer-reviewed publications, textbook chapters, and several home study courses on the topics of orthopedics, health & fitness, and sports medicine.
Dr. Cheatham is an education and research consultant for various health and fitness organizations. His research interests include myofascial interventions and the efficacy of interventions for various musculoskeletal pathologies. His current clinical practice includes sports medicine services, general orthopedics, and sports-performance training.
Financial: Financial: Scott Cheatham has received an honorarium for presenting this course.
Non-financial: Scott Cheatham has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by PhysicalTherapy.com, a Continued site.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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