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Course Description

This online ce course utilizes content from the textbook “Athletic and Sport Issues in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation” By David J. Magee, PhD, BPT, Robert C. Manske, DPT, MEd, MPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS, James E. Zachazewski, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC and William S. Quillen, PT, PhD, SCS, FACSM© 2011, published by Elsevier.
Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Athletic and Sport Issues in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation provides expert insight and clear rehabilitation guidelines to help you manage injuries and special medical needs unique to athletic clients.

Contributions from leading physical therapists, athletic trainers, and orthopedic surgeons give you a comprehensive, clinically relevant understanding of common sports-related injuries and help you ensure the most effective therapeutic outcomes.
Key Features

  • Addresses a broad range of sports-related injuries and conditions
  • Reinforces key concepts with highlighted content and hundreds of detailed illustrations
  • Summarizes essential information for fast, easy reference clinical settings

Module Description

Included in Module 2:  Environmental Considerations, Drug Testing and Sports Injury Epidemiology

Chapter 5:  Environmental Considerations
Chapter 6:  Use of Ergogenic Aids in Sports
Chapter 7:  Sports Drug Testing
Chapter 30:  Applied Sports Injury Epidemiology

Module Goals

Course Goals and Objectives

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of environmental considerations, drug testing and sports injury epidemiology.
Professional Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate knowledge in body temperature regulation and energy balance.
  2. Identify core temperature responses to exercise-heat stress.
  3. Discuss heat acclimation.
  4. Identify the dangerous threats associated with dehydration.
  5. List the signs and symptoms of heat stroke.
  6. Identify the predisposing factors to hyponatremia.
  7. Explain the physiological responses to cold exposure.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge in the signs and symptoms associated with the 3 stages of hypothermia.
  9. Differentiate between the degrees of severity of frostbite.
  10. Explain circulatory responses at high altitudes.
  11. Demonstrate knowledge in high altitude illnesses.
  12. Discuss the physiology and physiological consequences of energy generation for endurance activity.
  13. Identify the adverse effect associated with hydration practices during prolonged exercise.
  14. Discuss branched-chain amino acids and their effect on endurance performance.
  15. Identify the roll that caffeine plays as an ergogenic aid among endurance athletes.
  16. Demonstrate knowledge in the use of ergogenic aids for speed and power.
  17. Identify the adverse effects of ergogenic aids.
  18. Explain the role of carbohydrates and protein supplements as ergogenic aids to increase muscle mass.
  19. List ergogenic aids for body composition that have little scientific support, lack investigation or are illegal.
  20. Discuss the three classifications of drugs in sports pharmacology.
  21. Explain the drug testing protocol and issues associated with it.
  22. Demonstrate knowledge in sports injury epidemiology.
  23. Differentiate between descriptive study design and analytical study design.
  24. Explain the appropriate use of cross-sectional study design.
  25. Identify the key feature and strength of the prospective cohort study as compared with other observational epidemiological designs.
  26. Discuss the disadvantages of each type of study design in sports epidemiology.
  27. Define multivariate regression.
  28. Differentiate between descriptive epidemiology and analytical epidemiology.
  29. Identify the most commonly reported types of injury at the high school and collegiate levels.