Symposium Course Objectives

Shoulder Pain in the Overhead Non-Throwing Athlete

Jeff Rayborn, MD


  • Recall anatomy of the shoulder
  • Recognize how overhead athletes are unique
  • Analyze beyond just the throwing motion
  • Define the key historical questions and exam findings
  • Recognize common diagnostic testing
  • Recognize the common pathologies
  • Discuss the management and rehabilitation focus
  • Employ preventative measures

Considerations for Treating & Training the Tactical Athlete

Mitchell Simmons, AT, EMT-B, CSCS, TSAC-F
Brian Wheeler, AT, CSCS, TSAC-F, PN-1
Alec Heffner, AT, CSCS, TSAC-F, TRI L-1


  • Be able to define the tactical athlete population
  • Understand typical on duty activities of the tactical athlete
  • Describe the mindset of the tactical athlete as it pertains to daily interactions with clinicians
  • Be able to interpret an example of our assessment results
  • Summarize the common clinical findings within the tactical population
  • Be able to design injury prevention protocols
  • Be able to design strength & conditioning programming

ACL Injuries

Matthew Dorweiler, MD


  • The audience will be able to identify the normal anatomy of the ACL
  • The audience will be able to recognize important anatomical landmarks for appropriate tunnel position in ACL surgery
  • The audience will be able to discuss the goals of ACL rehabilitation
  • The audience will be able to describe the differences in outcomes between graft choices
  • The audience will know the important prognostic factors for a successful outcome after ACL surgery

Below the Surface of the Iceberg: Dealing with Unconscious Bias

Rebekah Bower, MS, AT, ATC
Program Director/Faculty, WSU Athletic Training


  • Explain the difference between conscious and unconscious bias
  • Describe common types of unconscious bias
  • Recognize and reduce one’s own unconscious bias(es)
  • Identify and minimize the effects of unconscious bias in the workplace

An Introduction to The Mulligan Concept of Manual Therapy

Amy Bennett, PT, GCMT, MCTA


  • Remember: Participants will be able to name the primary mobilizations used in the Mulligan Concept
  • Understand: Participants will be able to discuss how the Mulligan Concept created pain-free movement
  • Apply: Participants will be able to identify the primary indications for Mulligan Concept techniques and “Go/No Go” decision points

Diagnostic Ultrasound in Athletics

Scott Albright, MD


  • Describe the utilization of ultrasound in diagnosing injuries.
  • Describe the indications for diagnostic ultrasound
  • Describe the indications for injections under ultrasound guidance.

Performance Enhancing Substances

Shaun Spielman, MD


  • Identify recommended protocols for use of these substances
  • Explain potential adverse effects of these substances
  • Discuss epidemiology and harms of HGH, anabolic steroids, and blood doping
  • Summarize the scientific evidence of these substances and limitations of the evidence

OTPTAT Board Update Ethics for PT and AT

Jeff Sczpanksi, M.Ed., AT, ATC, CSCS


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Mindset Matters: Mental Skills Training in Sport Injury Rehabilitation

Kelsey Griffith, MS
Mental Skills Specialist
The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention, Boston Children’s Hospital


  • Program participants will be able to recognize and understand the potential psychological challenges associated with the sport injury rehabilitation process.
  • Program participants will be able to identify the ways in which mental resilience and performance enhancement tools can be applied within a rehabilitation setting.
  • Program participants will be able to integrate mental skills tools in their practice and/or counsel patients and clients as to the mental skills resources available