TAI Web Course

On November 1st and 2nd, we held a web course for Therapeutic Associates (TAI) in Portland, OR.  Throughout the years we have held one private course for TAI in Bend, OR in 2005 and one additional web course hosted at their Hillsboro, OR location in 2010.  We have certified over 40 of their therapy staff making TAI one of our largest certified sites.  We hope to continue to build our relationship with TAI and thank them for making such a ...

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November 15-16 Course

Our November 15th – 16th course was full of surprises that kept us on our toes, including a power outage and a very long and COLD evacuation due to a false fire alarm.  I guess there is a first time for everything and two of ours fell on the same day!  Nevertheless, our course participants showed great resilience and were ready to tackle the course with enthusiasm.  We promise, we are looking for a battery-powered projector!  It ended up being ...

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October 4-5 Certification Group

On October 4th and 5th, we held a smaller group certification course for 11 healthcare professionals throughout the country. Physical therapists and athletic trainers came from Georgia, Ohio, Louisiana, Michigan, New York and Texas to learn how to prevent ACL injuries in their communities.  Unfortunately, our course attendees missed the beautiful fall weather we were having here in Cincinnati and instead were welcomed with rain and falling temperatures.  I guess it was a good weekend to stay instead and soak ...

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Emeryville Sports Physical Therapy Private Course

On July 26-27, Sportsmetrics traveled to Emeryville, CA to host a private course with Robert Baker and his sports medicine colleagues in the San Francisco area. We would like to thank Bob for inviting us and the entire Emeryville group for making it a course to remember.  We would like to welcome our newly certified instructors to the Sportsmetrics family:

Chelsea Anjeski, PT, DPT:  Emeryville Sports Physical Therapy, Emeryville, CA

Robert Baker, PT, OCS:  Emeryville Sports Physical Therapy, Emeryville, CA

Jonathan Cabrera, BS: ...

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July 19-20 Certification Group

On July 20th, we held a certification course in Cincinnati, OH and certified 28 healthcare professionals in 13 states and the US Virgin Islands.  We welcome our new certified instructors and thank you all for your dedication to knee injury prevention!

Gretchen Aberg:  Mercy HealthPlex, Cincinnati, OH

Mary Bauer, LAT:  Mayo Clinic Health System, Eau Claire, WI

Maritza Benito, DPT:  Virgin Island Orthopedics, St. Thomas, VI

Erika Berens, ATC:  Barrett Hospital & Healthcare, Dillon, MT

Wayne Burns, AFAA certified:  Fortified Fitness, Murfreesboro, TN

Clay Case, PT ...

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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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