Beyond Rehab: A PT's Role in Building Tactical Athlete Resiliency
Section: Sports PT Section
Session Code: SP-3B-3421
Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Intermediate
Physical therapists have become more integrated into the tactical setting over the past 10 to 15 years. Tactical athletes offer a unique challenge to the treating physical therapist due to the multifactorial work demands placed on them. Through lecture and interactive visual aids, the speakers capture physical therapists' roles in the tactical setting including how to build buy in with the tactical athlete, functional screening to identify injury risk, functional outcomes for rehabilitation progressions, return to duty criteria, and how to develop and implement rehabilitation programs. As physical therapists' roles in the tactical setting continue to expand, it is becoming more important for the PT to specialize in treating this population. This session equips participants with the necessary information and confidence needed to successfully become an integral member of their local military, law enforcement, or fire department.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
1. Develop the skills necessary to build buy in, create trust, and effectively communicate within the tactical setting.
2. Relate the functional movement screen to tactical athletes' unique movement patterns and injury risk.
3. Assess the ergonomic challenges of the tactical athlete for rehabilitation progressions and successful outcomes.
4. Identify the specific physical, emotional, and mental challenges that arise in the tactical setting.
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