Many Faces of Sports Physical Therapy
Section: Sports PT Section
Session Code: SP-2C-4822
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Room: Ballroom C
Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Basic
The practice of sports physical therapy is performed in a wide variety of settings. Many physical therapists would like to become involved in the field, but often believe that either the opportunities are too limited or they are just unsure how to get involved. This session provides physical therapists with the opportunity to hear the varied backgrounds and settings of many current sports physical therapists. They hear from sports physical therapists who are involved with international competition, professional sports, NCAA Division I athletics, academics, pediatrics, tactical athletes research, and private practice. Each therapist has their own unique background and path to their current position and provide insight into current and future opportunities in the sports physical therapy field. Interaction with presenters and other Sports Physical Therapy Section members during and after the presentation is available.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
1. Contrast the practice of sports physical therapy with the practice of athletic training.
2. Describe the sports physical therapist and define the practice of sports physical therapy.
3. Explain the different potential roles and environments in which the sports physical therapist may practice.
4. Contrast the different potential paths that new therapists can take to get involved in sports physical therapy.
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