Symposium Course Objectives

Orthopedic Casting and Application of a Short Arm Cast

Kim McManus, AT, ATC and Greg Bozeka, MS, ATC

  • Review and practice how to properly apply a short arm cast
  • Discuss how to incorporate casts in sports medicine
  • Explain how to properly splint different injuries in the forearm

Medical Therapeutic Yoga

Kristin Tritt, MS, AT, CSCS, PYT-C

  • Explain the Medical Therapeutic Yoga Model
  • Describe the different breath types and their significance to brain-body interaction and peripheral physiology
  • Discuss practical use of yoga for the medical practitioner

Internal Bracing for ACL Repairs: A Modern Approach

Lucas Polley, MS, ATC, CSCS & Kyle Dorsten, MS, ATC

  • Explain the new ACL repair procedure
  • Discuss what rehabilitation guidelines have changed
  • Demonstrate and explain different exercises to integrate in the rehabilitative process 

Mental Health in Athletes and Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport

Paul A Krebs, MD
NSCA Approved for .1 CEU

  • Identify and discuss mental health conditions seen in the general population which are also seen in athletes (depression, anxiety, eating disorders, etc.)
  • Describe relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) 
  • Discuss and differentiate how RED-S is related to mental health/eating disorders, and how it is separate from mental health/eating disorders

Don’t Let Your Concussion Care Sideline You: How to Customize Your Patient’s Concussion Return to Play 

Lynn Grunkenmeyer, MS, AT & Lydia Morgan, MS, AT

  • Integrate and describe a custom sports specific return to play for concussed athletes
  • Identify the essential components of a quality return to play program for concussions
  • Differentiate the appropriate non-contact activities in the middle to late return to play stages differ by sport 
  • Discuss the effects of cognitive and oculomotor deficits on return to sport 

Benefits of Training using CrossFit Methodology for Off-Season Strength and Conditioning

Dana Matt, PT, MPT, Associate Professor
NSCA Approved for .15 CEU

  • Identify the ten domains of fitness described in the CrossFit methodology: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, and Accuracy
  • Understand the effect of sports specific training and sports competition season on overall fitness, necessitating the need to vary training in the off-season to prevent muscle imbalances
  • Summarize the research findings related to CrossFit training
  • Articulate the benefits of CrossFit programming’s varied approach to multi-modal training
  • Develop an off-season program for high school athletes using the CrossFit methodology

Leveraging Leadership to Maximize Operational and Professional Effectiveness

Matthew R Kutz, PhD, AT, ATC, CSCS

  • Identify leadership practices/models that can be employed to help navigate rapid and sudden change
  • Describe risks and rewards of the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) healthcare environments
  • Apply educational strategies that develop or enhance resilient leadership
  • Compare and contrast leadership skills needed for chaos/complex environments vs. stable/traditional environment

Integration of Evidence-Based Medicine for the Prevention, Recognition, Management and Care of Exertional Heat Stroke

William M Adams, PhD, LAT, ATC
NSCA Approved for .15 CEU
EBP Approved for 1.5 EBP CEU

  • List and identify current best practices for the prevention exertional heat stroke
  • Differentiate between acceptable means of temperature assessment in exercising individuals and the best cooling modalities to use in the event of exertional heat stroke
  • Recommend to their employers' gaps in their current policy and procedures in dealing with possible cases of exertional heat stroke. They will be able to provide evidence supporting implementation of heat acclimatization guidelines, environment-based activity modification guidelines, EHS t.

Progression from Injury to Play for Injured Overhead Athletes

Mike Herbenick, MD, Ryan Loar, DPT and Cody Lucas, MSE, AT

  • Identify common throwing mechanic deficiencies that could predispose athletes to re-injury
  • Discuss evidence-based and practice techniques that are being taught to overhead athletes
  • Demonstrate exercises that athletes can do on their own to assist in flexibility and strengthening

Fueling a Strong Foundation for Sports Performance

Siobhan Fagan, MEd, AT, ATC
NSCA Approved for .1 CEU

  • Compare and contrast nutrients available in food and supplements.
  • Integrate nutrient recommendations for sport performance with a patient profile.
  • Identify good manufacturing practices in production and regulation of supplements.
  • Evaluate interprofessional collaboration for optimal sport performance outcomes.

Cupping Therapy: Treatment or Trend?

Lindsay Becker, PT, DPT, SCS

  • Discuss the rationale for using cupping therapy as part of the rehabilitation process
  • Identify the contraindications and precautions for using cupping therapy
  • Demonstrate and review 3 different techniques for using cupping therapy
  • Describe appropriate follow-up care and integration of cupping into the rehabilitation model

PRP Use in Athletes

Scott Albright, MD

  • Identify the different uses of PRP in athletes
  • Discuss the rehab protocols used after PRP
  • Understand the different injections available to athletes

Understanding LGBTQ Student Athlete Challenges and How to Address Their Needs

Aaron R Block, MD, MPH, CPH

  • Define and distinguish labels such as LGBTQ, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual expression
  • Identify the major concerns for LGBTQ student athletes, and what accommodations need to be made
  • Review resources to help ensure proper treatment of LGBTQ students in school and on the field

Transitioning the High School Athlete to College

Jared Phillips, MS, CSCS
NSCA Approved for .1 CEU

  • Identify the different movement progressions in the weight room
  • Discuss the different movement progressions as related to speed, power, agility, and fitness
  • Demonstrate and understand common weight lifting technique flaws

Chiropractic Sports Medicine


  • Describe the chiropractor’s role in Sports Medicine
  • Discuss how chiropractors can use manipulations in sports related injuries
  • Review different manipulations for the hips
  • Identify factors that the patient could benefit referral to a chiropractor

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