May Certification Group

On May 23rd, we made our annual trip to Hilton Head Island, SC for the 29th Annual Advances on the Knee and Shoulder and pre-conference Sportsmetrics course.  We certified 26 healthcare professionals from California, Florida, Michigan, Maryland, Mississippi, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, South Caroline, Virginia,  Wyoming, and Finland!  We welcomed the sports medicine staff from Tiffin ...

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Evidence for Neuromuscular Retraining to Reduce Noncontact ACL Injuries in Female Athletes Continues to Mount

In the last two years, several meta-analyses and systematic reviews have been published that strongly support the need and rationale for neuromuscular training in young female athletes. These publications reported relative risk reduction rates for noncontact ACL injuries that ranged from 52-100%. Relative risk reduction refers to the estimate of the percentage of risk that is reduced for trained athletes compared with untrained athletes.

In the February 2014 issue of the journal Arthroscopy, we published our systematic review that included eight ...

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Neuromuscular Retraining Intervention Programs Systematic Review

Neuro Train Arthr 2014

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify neuromuscular training intervention programs that significantly reduced the incidence of noncontact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury rates in female adolescent athletes.

Methods: A systematic search of PubMed was conducted to determine the outcome of ACL neuromuscular retrainingprograms in a specific population. The inclusion criteria were English language, published from 1994-2013, original clinical trials, all evidence levels, female athletes aged 19 years or younger, and noncontact ACL injury incidence rates determined by ...

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Attention Portland and Seattle!

Therapeutic Associates will be hosting a Sportsmetrics Certification Course on May 3-4, 2014.  Course details are below:
 
Seattle Metro:
Date: May 3-4, 2014
7:30 AM Registration
Class Time: 8AM-5 PM Saturday; 8 AM-12:00 PM Sunday
Registration Deadline: April 5, 2013
Location:  Therapeutic Associates Queen Anne Physical Therapy
7100 Fort Dent Way, Ste 222
Seattle, WA 98188
Instructors: Stephanie Tutalo Smith, MS and Tommy Campbell
Total Hours: 13
Cost:  $690- TAI; $730- Non-TAI
For more information, contact Dorothy Klemetson at dorothyk@taiweb.com, 206-241-8488 (x2200)
or visit : http://www.therapeuticassociates.com/education/continuing-education/
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The Sportsmetrics Certification Course is now approved as an Evidence Based Practice Program!

Sportsmetrics is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers.

Receive 3.25 EBP Category CEU’s and 7.25 Category A CEU’s by attending a Sportsmetrics Certification Course.

 

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Sportsmetrics March Certification Course

On March 8th and 9th, we held our second certification course of 2014.  As far as weather, March is a wild month in Cincinnati.  It could be snowing one day and sunny and 65 degrees the next.  Fortunately, the sun made an appearance and the snow and ice did not.  We welcomed 14 new instructors from Ohio, Tennessee, Nebraska, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Montana and New Mexico.  The class included 9 PT’s, 3 ATC’s, 1 MD and 1 Biomedical Engineer!  We ...

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New Study Published on ACL Injury Rates in High School Athletes

Background: The knee joint is the second most commonly injured body site after the ankle and the leading cause of sport-related surgeries. Knee injuries, especially of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), are among the most economically costly sport injuries, frequently requiring expensive surgery and rehabilitation.
Objective: To investigate the epidemiology of ACL injuries among high school athletes by sport and sex.
Design: Descriptive epidemiology study.
Main Outcome Measure(s): Using an Internet-based data collection tool, Reporting Information Online (RIO), certified athletic trainers from 100 nationally representative US high schools reported athlete-exposure and injury data for athletes
from 9 ...
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