Effect of Body Composition on Physical Performance and Injury Rates
Section: Federal PT Section
Session Code: FD-3A-5091
Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Marriott Marquis
Room: Marquis Salon 1,2,3, 4

Speaker(s):   Ryan Decarreau, PT, DPT, ATC, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
  Nancy Henderson, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Basic

Physical readiness is essential in the military environment because it influences a soldier's ability to perform job-related tasks and deployability. Determining factors which influence performance can aid in tailoring strength and conditioning programs for the tactical athlete. The purpose of this session is to discuss the role of body composition on physical performance in the tactical athlete. The role of yearly monitoring and interventions to maintain or reduce body fat percentage also will be discussed, including the role of the performance dietitian and strength and conditioning professional in the tactical environment.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Learn the role of body composition in the overall physical performance of the tactical athlete.

2. Understand the role of physical therapist in monitoring body composition changes and the appropriate referral networks to manage changes in yearly alterations.

3. Apply strength and conditioning techniques to assist with optimizing body fat and improving performance of the tactical athlete.

4. Learn nutritional applications to assist with optimizing body composition related to enhancing performance of the tactical athlete.

CEU: 0.2

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