Injury Prevention 2days

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 Overview & Objectives

Injury and illness are a part of everyday life for most athletes. When our athletes are pushed to the limit of their capabilities during sport preparation and competition, injury often occurs. When injury occurs, a list of negative events follows. Among other things,

  • Injury may predispose athletes to subsequent injury
  • Psychological impact of injury often precludes continued participation
  • The team suffers by having one less player
  • There is a financial burden to the athlete and the team

This is why protecting athletes and doing all we can to prevent injuries in training and competition should be the top priorities by those in whom they have entrusted their sporting success.

This course will provide an historical perspective on injury prevention and will answer the question, “Is it possible to prevent injury?” If it is indeed something we can do, how we do it and how we foster cooperation by others in the coaching and sports medicine community will be presented in such a way that changes can be made immediately.

Understand Injury Mechanism

Knee, hamstring, ankle, shoulder, and elbow injuries

Learn Injury Prevention Rationale

especially in younger active individuals

Understand Program Design Variables

specificity, overload, progression

Determine Injury Risk

through screens for initial or subsequent athlete injuries

Learn Prevention Exercises

to reduce injury risk during sports participation

Understand Importance of Compliance

for athlete, team, and parent participation
Day One

08:00-08:45

Intro to Injury Prevention

08:45-10:00

Review of Injury Types

10:00-10:15

Break

10:15-11:15

Overhead Athlete

11:15-12:00

Lab

12:00-13:00

Lunch

13:00-13:45

Loading I

13:45-14:30

Tendon Pain Prevention?

14:30-14:45

Break

14:45-15:30

Hamstring

15:30-16:30

Lab
Day Two

08:00-08:45

ACL Injury Prevention I

08:45-10:00

Lab

10:00-10:15

Break

10:15-11:15

Youth Injury Prevention

11:15-12:00

Loading II

12:00-13:00

Lunch

13:00-13:45

ACL Injury Prevention II

13:45-14:30

Lab

14:30-14:45

Break

14:45-15:30

Compliance

15:30-16:30

Individual v. Team Sports

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. Jessica

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. Feng

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! Morgan

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. Sam

MS, ATC, CSCS, Briarwood Soccer Club

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