Plyometrics & Functional Outcomes in Lower Quarter Rehabilitation
Approved online continuing education course for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants!
Plyometrics are high-risk, high-reward activities. If done correctly, relative to quality, technique, intensity, frequency, volume and recovery the individuals athletic potential, muscle mass and muscle reaction greatly improve. This enhances the patient’s ability to return to sport and play at the highest level possible, that is less stressful on the individual/surgical repaired tissue with a reduction in the risk of re-injury or new injury. This 2 hour course discusses and gives rationale for the when, why and how to introduce plyometric training into the rehab process in a safe, systematic, and progressive fashion. Also, included in this course is the utilization of functional outcome measures (Hop Tests, Y-Balance and agility testing) to assist with clinical reasoning and decision making on exercise prescription changes, return to sport, return to play and discharge planning.
• By the end of the course, participants will correctly identify the phases of healing and how physiological healing impacts therapeutic progression and techniques to prevent injury and improve rehabilitation outcomes.
• Participants will have the knowledge of current evidence regarding injury rates and therapy outcomes.
• Participants will understand plyometric principles and how intensity, volume, frequency and recovery affect the rehabilitation process and progression.
• Participants will be able to independently develop a rehabilitation program utilizing the plyometric progression for return to sport and play transition.
• Participants will be able to correctly interpret results from 3 functional hop tests and Y-Balance test to modify a rehabilitation program and assist with decision making on return to sport and discharge planning
This course has been approved by APTA Arizona, New York, Georgia, South Carolina, and Colorado. Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants will receive 2 continuing education hours for completing this course.
Dr. Bill Johnson, PT, DPT, OCS is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist. Dr. Johnson has been practicing outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine for nearly 30 years. He received a Master of Physical Therapy in 1994 and Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2005 from Shenandoah University. He is a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy (OCS). Dr. Johnson continues to be an active clinician in order to stay relevant with current trends and hands-on rehabilitation processes. His current case load is quite extensive and diverse with a specialty in helping individuals and athletes of all ages return to the quality of life that supersedes their preinjury state.
Over the past 30 years, he has had the opportunity and privilege to work with amateur and professional athletes in all disciplines including but not limited to golf, soccer, football, baseball, softball, volleyball, swimming, diving, ballet, dance, wrestling, MMA, tennis, pickle ball, Spike ball, triathletes, mountain bikers, cyclist and motocross. Through his experience and skill set, he has copy written programs for knee injury prevention for female athlete (S.K.I.P.©: Successful Knee Injury Prevention), and performance enhancement for speed, agility, quickness and power (A-Game©) with proven successful results in reducing the risk of non-contact knee injures while improving individuals speed, agility, power function. Bill is also a course developer and lead instructor with the Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatments (IAMT) as well as the inventor and patent holder for the portable, transportable shoulder-finger ladder. He is passionate about empowering clinicians in scientific, evidence based clinical reasoning, manual therapy and advanced exercise prescription for successful rehabilitation outcomes and return to sport/play at all levels.