• Physical Therapy Management of the Female Athlete

    • Date(s): March 10, 2018  –  March 11, 2018
    • Times: Saturday, 8:00AM - 5:00PM; Sunday, 8:00AM - 12:00PM
    • *Registration and breakfast are 30 minutes before advertised start time.
    • Location:

      Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital
      Assembly Room 1 & 2
      3599 University Blvd South
      Jacksonville, FL  32216

    This course will offer a unique understanding of the physiological and psychological differences between males and female athletes. You will better understand important health issues that will affect female athletes throughout her lifetime including body image, nutrition, pregnancy and bone health.  We will discuss the prevalence and incidence of specific sport-related injuries in the female population as well as the evidence-based options for their management. 

    At the end of this course, Physical Therapist participants will be able to:

    • Describe the physiological and psychological differences between the male and female athletes that impact performance
    • Recognize and effectively treat orthopedic problems that are commonly found in female athletes
    • Determine the proper course of management of the Female Athlete Triad including disordered eating, menstrual dysfunction, and osteoporosis
    • Understand proper nutrition practices for women in order to provide appropriate education
    • Perform an evaluation and determine the appropriate plan of care for the pregnant and post-partum athlete
    • Describe the physiological and biomechanical individualities of the aging female athlete.

    At the end of this course, Physical Therapist Assistant  participants will be able to:

    • Recognize and effectively follow an established plan of care for treatment of orthopedic problems that are commonly found in female athletes
    • Recognize the need for referral to additional services regarding this population such as disordered eating, menstrual dysfunction, and osteoporosis
    • Understand proper nutrition practices for women in order to develop a collaborative plan of care with the physical therapist to provide appropriate education
    • Understand appropriate exercise modifications for the pregnant and post-partum athlete
    • Understand appropriate exercise modifications for the aging female athlete

    Nata Salvatori, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT
    Coordinator, Sports Residency Program

    Stephanie Bush, PT, DPT, WCS, Med
    Coordinator, Women's Health Residency Program

    Fred Baldwin, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, PES

    Intended Audience:

    The information presented in this course is clinically relevant for licensed Physical Therapists (PT) and Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA) only.

    CEUs:

    This course is approved for 12 contact Hours (1.2 CEUs) by the following boards

    • Florida Physical Therapy Association

    Disclaimer: Registrations from individuals with clinical designations not listed in the intended audience for this course may be subject to removal from the course roster without a full refund. See Brooks IHL Course Policies and Procedures for details. If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email info@BrooksIHL.org and we will be happy to help clarify!

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    • The Brooks Institute of Higher Learning will provide reasonable accommodations for learners with special needs. Please contact the Brooks IHL at info@BrooksIHL.org for more information and/or for a special needs accommodation request.
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