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The Female Athlete – North American Seminars Inc.
October 1, 2016 - October 2, 2016$425
Do you understand the unique concerns of female athletes? How much do you really know about womens unique physiology, exercise and health concerns? Do your rehabilitation and treatment strategies differ when working with female patients? This two-day intermediate level course is designed to help you understand the specific needs of female athletes. It is intended for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, athletic trainers, personal trainers, sport coaches, or other professionals who routinely work with women. At the conclusion of the course, you will have a good understanding of the unique physiological and psychological differences between men and women. You will learn how the incidence and types of injuries differ between men and women, including concussions, neck pain, shoulder instability, thoracic outlet syndrome and other nerve entrapments, lumbar spondylolisthesis, sacroiliac dysfunction, trochanteric bursitis, patellofemoral disorders, stress fractures and overuse injuries. In particular, ACL injuries will be discussed in great detail as this injury has been studied in greater depth than any other sports injury. You will learn the most important exercises and drills that female athletes should perform to improve athletic performance and to prevent against injury. You will better understand important health issues that will affect female athletes throughout her lifetime including body image, nutrition, pregnancy and bone health. Beginning through advanced training techniques will be discussed in this course. Previous experience with these concepts is not necessary prior to attending this course. Active participation is encouraged during the lab sessions to help in understanding the concepts but is not required. All participants will receive a comprehensive manual that summarizes the information provided in the lectures. Research support and a list of references will be included.