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Injury prevention . . . is it possible? Is it worth the effort? This seminar will cover the rationale for strategies to reduce the risk of ACL and other common injuries, briefly summarize the risk factors for various injuries, the evidence to support injury prevention programs, and discuss in detail the steps used to design an injury prevention program to reduce the relative risk attributed to modifiable risk factors.

Course Objectives

Here’s what you’ll learn.


Injury Mechanism

Understand the mechanisms of injury in knee, hamstring, ankle, shoulder, and elbow injuries


Common Injury Prevention Exercises

Demonstrate and teach exercises that reduce the risk of injury during sports participation


Injury Risk Screen

Perform screens for athletes that are at higher risk for initial injury or subsequent injury


Program Design

Understand three specific training concepts—specificity, overload, and progression—when designing a program to reduce the risk of injury


Injury Prevention Rationale

Discuss the importance in designing and implementing a program to reduce the risk of ACL injury, especially in younger active individuals


Putting It All Together

Design, implement, and implement injury prevention programs into the sports training cycle

Day One Schedule

08:00-08:45Intro to Injury Prevention
08:45-10:00Review of Injury Types
10:15-11:15Overhead Athlete
13:00-13:45Loading I
13:45-14:30Tendon Pain Prevention?

Day Two Schedule

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what former students have to say

I have been blessed to work with thousands of students/course attendees over the years and each of them has helped me at least as much as I’ve been able to teach them. I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with so many great people!

David has an insightful way of looking at injuries and the best way to prevent them. He doesn’t just present standard exercise or rehab protocols, he gives us real world information that we can use now.


DPT, CSCS, Arrowhead Physical Therapy

I met David when he came to lecture in China at Beijing Sport University. He had good information to share and it was well received by me and my classmates. I have incorporated this information in the research I now do. Thank you David.


Researcher, China Institute of Sport Science

When I was pursuing my doctoral degree, David was one of our faculty members. He provided research to support what he taught, which I greatly appreciated. Not only that, he made us think by asking us many questions in reply to our questions. When he was done teaching the course, he remained a mentor and continues to help with professional issues to this day!


PhD, CSCS, Springfield

It was great having David teach our Biomechanics course. He supplemented the textbook information with situations and experiences he has had. So many times we have teachers that haven’t worked with athletes (which is what I want to do), it helps a ton to be able to have him share those athlete stories with us. It makes it more real.


MS, ATC, CSCS, Briarwood Soccer Club

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