Components of the sports medicine exam and advanced therapeutic exercises and flexion tests for the most common athletic injuries will be discussed and then taught.

 

Overview of the sports medicine exam

  • Specifics of structure; how to evaluate assembly and angulation to determine structural balance
  • Effects of imbalance/weakness as they relate to injury compensation
  • Common injuries as a result of structural imbalance and overuse/compensation
  • Discussion of specific exercises for strengthening imbalance
  • How to build the conditioning program
  • Weight training as part of the strengthening program; "do's and don'ts" when using weights
  • Warm up and cool down techniques and maintenance conditioning for life