Lower Extremity Orthopedic and Sports Injuries in the Young Athlete

Why take this Continuing Education Course?

Youth sport participation rates continue to increase. Associated with an increase in sport participation is an increase in both overuse and traumatic injury. Post-injury, many youth athletes have an expectation of returning to their previous health and level of function as quickly as possible. These expectations increase stressors on the sports medicine team to make sound evidence-based clinical decisions on safely returning the youth athlete to activity.

This hands-on, two-day advanced course will provide an in-depth analysis of lower extremity traumatic and overuse injuries affecting the youth athlete. This course will identify the latest evidence on tools to prevent, diagnose, and treat injuries unique to the youth athlete. Special emphasis will be spent on understanding the effects of maturational status on motor planning and injury risk. Each course attendee will leave with both didactic and hands-on assessment tools to make informed, evidence-based rehabilitation and return-to-activity decisions. Case studies will be utilized throughout the course to illustrate key concepts. This interactive course will allow course participants to enhance their diagnostic, examination and treatment skills of injured youth athletes. The overall course objective is to provide attendees with a thorough frame-work to make informed decisions that will enable the course attendee to become an asset in your community to youth athletes, parents, physicians, and coaches. A comprehensive course packet will include pictures, references and clinical pearls for quick reference in the clinic.


Physical therapy and Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Courses
  • Identify the risks and potential benefits of early sport specialization in the youth athlete.
  • Perform a thorough assessment utilizing evidence-based screening tools to identify at-risk populations for running, cutting, and pivoting sports involving youth athletes.
  • Describe the musculoskeletal implications from ACL, MPFL and PAO reconstructive.
  • Perform a comprehensive, hypothesis-driven lower extremity evaluation unique to youth athletes.
  • Develop and design comprehensive treatment programs tailored to the specific needs of the youth lower extremity athlete.
  • Implement an evidence-based, criterion-driven return to sport program for youth athletes returning to sports involving running, cutting, pivoting, and jumping.
  • Develop a program that utilizes evidence-based manual therapy and taping techniques as adjunctive techniques to help facilitate pain and functional improvements in youth athletes.

Instructor name

Jeffery Taylor-Haas, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

My course is a comprehensive, evidence-based and interactive course intended to incorporate the fields of biomechanics, exercise physiology, and orthopedic physical therapy into an easy to understand treatment protocol that you can immediately utilize with your patients and clients on Monday morning.
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OT PT Continuing Education Courses, Dates & Locations

April 13, 2019 - April 14, 2019

15.5 hours of CME credit

Princeton Orthopaedic Associates

Ewing, NJ

Tuition $ 450.00

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August 17, 2019 - August 18, 2019

18 hours of CME credit

Baptist Hospital of Miami

Miami, FL

Tuition $ 450.00

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November 16, 2019 - November 17, 2019

15.5 hours of CME credit

CentraState Medical Center

Freehold, NJ

Tuition $ 450.00

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State Continuing Education Course Approvals

All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.

Courses provided by AOTA providers are accepted by NBCOT. 1 hour = 1.25 PDU. North American Seminars is and AOTA provider, provider #4487

North American Seminars, Inc. (BOC provider #P2047) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for the maximum stated hours of Category A hours/CEUs. Athletic Trainers should claim only those hours actually spent in the education program.