Screening, Testing and Performance Enhancement in the Terminal Phases of Rehabilitation

Dates: June 12-13, 2020

Meets: Fri from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM & Sat from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Hours: 16.50

Location: GRAND RAPIDS - DEV 119E

GVSU PT Alumni: $300.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

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Many clinicians in general outpatient orthopedic and sports rehabilitation facilities struggle with late-stage progressions as well as testing to determine physical readiness for not only return to play but also for return to performance. The average clinician is limited by space and equipment limitations that make testing and performance training a challenge. Complicating matters further are athletes that have limited visits due to financial or insurance limitations. Day one of this two-day course is focused on the screening and testing of the athlete recovering from upper or lower extremity pathology with evidence-based, clinically useful measures to determine physical readiness for not only return to play, but also return to performance and transitioning back to strength and conditioning activities. An in-depth analysis of the physical qualities of performance as well as how to best train these qualities will be discussed as well as program design considerations for the athlete. On day two, the emphasis will shift to ACL rehabilitation. The data on ACL return to sport is clear - re-tear rates are high, they return with poor strength, and the percentage of athletes who return to sport are less than ideal. Day two will highlight best practices from beginning to end of the ACL rehabilitation continuum.


1. Discern athlete readiness for performance enhancement
2. Perform screening and testing techniques to determine athlete readiness for performance training
3. Understand various periodization models in strength and conditioning
4. Understand principles of exercise progression
5. Understand performance enhancement principles for UE and LE athletes
6. Understand weight room transitions and how to facilitate safe progression to sport training/conditioning
7. Design programming for the athlete who may require more self-guided training due to financial or insurance limitations

1. Be current on the best practices for pre-operative management
2. Be proficient at the pre-operative discussion with athletes and parents
3. Understand differences in grafts choices, healing times, and considerations in the early phases of rehabilitation based on graft choices
4. Understand sound programming and progressions throughout the continuum of rehab the first 6 months
5. Be proficient at clinically-meaningful testing procedures to help determine physical readiness
6. Improve understanding of key concepts related to performance enhancement during terminal phases of rehabilitation
7. Articulate return to practice guidelines that athletes, parents, and coaches understand
8. Understand proper progressions to running, sprinting and change of direction activities

Fee: $300.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)GVSU PT Alumni$ 300.00
Course Fee (Alternate)DPT Program CIs$ 300.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Course$ 350.00


Grand Valley State University DeVos Center - Pew Campus
401 Fulton St West
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Date Day Time Location
06/12/2020Friday7:30 AM to 5:30 PM GRAND RAPIDS - DEV 119E
06/13/2020Saturday7:30 AM to 5:30 PM GRAND RAPIDS - DEV 119E


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