This 2-hour webinar is designed to present an evidence-based approach primarily focused on addressing non-operative patients of various ages and abilities affected by PFP and OA. Clinicians will learn a comprehensive approach to treatment including dry needling, soft tissue mobilization, progressive exercises and return to play criteria based on threshold training principles. Rehab principles and information can be applied to postoperative patient populations as well.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
1) Summarize current research related to patellofemoral pain, OA, and exercise to include relevant research on bracing & taping.
2) Explain how to screen and assess clients to determine asymmetry and compensatory movement patterns.
3) Create an effective rehabilitation program to maximize function.
4) Summarize return-to-play guidelines
A number of CEU hours: 2
Presenter: Brian Schiff, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Brian Schiff, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, is a licensed physical therapist, strength coach, author, industry speaker, and business owner. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health Professions (Physical Therapy). He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 2021. He became a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association in 1998. Brian has worked in outpatient sports medicine clinics for the past 21 years. He specializes in treating general orthopedics and sports medicine cases, specifically the shoulder, knee, hip, and ankle. From 2002 to 2006, Brian served as the strength & conditioning coach for The Columbus Crew Major League Soccer Team. Brian is currently the supervisor at Raleigh Orthopaedic Performance Center in Raleigh, NC. Raleigh Orthopaedic Performance Center is a 20,000-square-foot multi-disciplinary facility that focuses on sports therapy and sports performance training. He currently focuses on sports rehab and injury prevention and serves as a PT consultant for the Carolina Hurricanes. Brian has produced DVDs on ACL injury prevention, knee arthritis, and knee training for runners. In addition, he has authored books on rotator cuff injuries, the treatment of frozen shoulders, and shoulder injury recovery integrated with golf-specific fitness. Currently. he writes a bi-weekly online column entitled Functionally Fit for PFP Magazine.