Physical Therapy: VIDEO: Evidence Based Approach to Rehabilitation of Achilles Tendon Injuries
8.00
Online
Elective
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About the Course:
Recent research has challenged the traditional paradigm for treating Achilles tendon injuries. Research supports accelerated rehabilitation following surgery. Literature indicates, early return to activity did not increase rates of reinjury. Thus, the focus of this course is to help the healthcare professional gain a deeper understanding of the clinically relevant research on accelerated rehabilitation following Achilles tendon repair. Armed with literature findings the health/fitness professional will be able to improve strength, flexibility and function to maximize athletes’ recovery and sustained performance.


Course Objectives:
1. Identify the function and structure of the Achilles’ Tendon.
2. Recognize sports most commonly associated with Achilles’ Tendon injury
3. Distinguish 2 common surgical techniques for tendon repair.
4. Identify evidence-based implications of early return to rehabilitation.
5. Identify 3 elements of tendon rehabilitation supported by evidence-based literature.

About the Author:
Jim began his career in health and wellness in 1992. He was first certified in Massage Therapy over 20 years ago. In his career he has worked with a spectrum of clients in community, athletic and rehabilitative settings. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a Corrective Exercise Specialist, holds a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science and a Post Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitative Science. He is licensed for massage therapy in NJ, where he maintains a practice in corrective exercise and bodywork. Jim has been a college instructor for 7 years and has constructed programs in Exercise Science and Massage Therapy for Cumberland County Colleges. Additionally he teaches in the Health and Exercise Department of Rowan University. He is an approved provider by the NCBTMB.
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VIDEO: Evidence Based Approach to Rehabilitation of Achilles Tendon Injuries

8.00
About the Course:
Recent research has challenged the traditional paradigm for treating Achilles tendon injuries. Research supports accelerated rehabilitation following surgery. Literature indicates, early return to activity did not increase rates of reinjury. Thus, the focus of this course is to help the healthcare professional gain a deeper understanding of the clinically relevant research on accelerated rehabilitation following Achilles tendon repair. Armed with literature findings the health/fitness professional will be able to improve strength, flexibility and function to maximize athletes’ recovery and sustained performance.


Course Objectives:
1. Identify the function and structure of the Achilles’ Tendon.
2. Recognize sports most commonly associated with Achilles’ Tendon injury
3. Distinguish 2 common surgical techniques for tendon repair.
4. Identify evidence-based implications of early return to rehabilitation.
5. Identify 3 elements of tendon rehabilitation supported by evidence-based literature.

About the Author:
Jim began his career in health and wellness in 1992. He was first certified in Massage Therapy over 20 years ago. In his career he has worked with a spectrum of clients in community, athletic and rehabilitative settings. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a Corrective Exercise Specialist, holds a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science and a Post Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitative Science. He is licensed for massage therapy in NJ, where he maintains a practice in corrective exercise and bodywork. Jim has been a college instructor for 7 years and has constructed programs in Exercise Science and Massage Therapy for Cumberland County Colleges. Additionally he teaches in the Health and Exercise Department of Rowan University. He is an approved provider by the NCBTMB.