This webinar will discuss current recommendations for the prevention and management of pediatric overuse injuries, with a specific focus on the debate regarding early sports specialization. The best available evidence for managing common overuse injuries will be reviewed. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and athletic training and is therefor appropriate for the PT, PTA and AT.
Course created on November 21, 2016
Course Type: Recorded Webinar, Text/Transcript
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DE/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; MD/0.2; 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
- The participant will be able to describe at least three recommended means of preventing pediatric overuse injuries.
- The participant will be able to describe the rationale for pitch counts in youth baseball.
- The participant will be able to identify at least three merits of early specialization and sports sampling.
- The participant will be able to list at least three of the best ways for managing common overuse injuries, as proven by the available evidence.
|0-5 Minutes||Background & Review of Learner Outcomes|
|5-10 Minutes||Sports participation and benefits to participating in sport|
|10-15 Minutes||Pyramid of sports medicine and child health|
|15-20 Minutes||Long-term athletic development recommendations|
|20-30 Minutes||Pediatric overuse injuries what is it and the epidemiology, The downside of injuries|
|30-35 Minutes||Key organizations promoting recognition of overuse injuries|
|35-40 Minutes||Mechanisms of overuse injury and high/low risk|
|40-45 Minutes||The preventative approach, injury surveillance and preparticipation physical exam|
|45-55 Minutes||Risk factor identification, Education and supervision|
|55-60 Minutes||Sport alterations and pitch counts|
|60-65 Minutes||Prevention programs|
|65-75 Minutes||Sports specialization|
|75-95 Minutes||Management of common overuse injuries|
|95-105 Minutes||Case scenario|
|105-120 Minutes||Summary of the state of evidence regarding overuse injuries, Question and Answers|
Tamara McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA
Dr. Tamara Valovich McLeod is the Athletic Training Program Director, Professor of Athletic Training, Research Professor in the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, and the John P. Wood, D.O., Endowed Chair for Sports Medicine at A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. Dr. McLeod completed her doctor of philosophy degree in education with an emphasis in sports medicine from the University of Virginia. She was the founding director of the Athletic Training Practice-Based Research Network and her research has focused on the pediatric athlete with respect to sport-related concussion. Dr. McLeod was a contributing author for the NATA Position Statement on the Management of Sport-Related Concussion, the lead author on the NATA Position Statement on the Prevention of Pediatric Overuse Injuries, and a consultant and contributing author on the Appropriate Medical Coverage for Secondary School-Aged Athletes. Dr. McLeod serves on numerous editorial boards, and publishes frequently in the athletic training and sports medicine journals and is a NATA Fellow.
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