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The Female Athlete

Why take this Continuing Education Course?

Do you understand the unique concerns of female athletes? How much do you really know about womens unique physiology, exercise and health concerns? Do your rehabilitation and treatment strategies differ when working with female patients? This two-day intermediate level course is designed to help you understand the specific needs of female athletes. It is intended for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, athletic trainers, personal trainers, sport coaches, or other professionals who routinely work with women. At the conclusion of the course, you will have a good understanding of the unique physiological and psychological differences between men and women. You will learn how the incidence and types of injuries differ between men and women, including concussions, neck pain, shoulder instability, thoracic outlet syndrome and other nerve entrapments, lumbar spondylolisthesis, sacroiliac dysfunction, trochanteric bursitis, patellofemoral disorders, stress fractures and overuse injuries. In particular, ACL injuries will be discussed in great detail as this injury has been studied in greater depth than any other sports injury. You will learn the most important exercises and drills that female athletes should perform to improve athletic performance and to prevent against injury. You will better understand important health issues that will affect female athletes throughout her lifetime including body image, nutrition, pregnancy and bone health. Beginning through advanced training techniques will be discussed in this course. Previous experience with these concepts is not necessary prior to attending this course. Active participation is encouraged during the lab sessions to help in understanding the concepts but is not required. All participants will receive a comprehensive manual that summarizes the information provided in the lectures. Research support and a list of references will be included.


Physical therapy and Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Courses
  • Understand the unique physiological and psychological differences between men and women so as to develop more effective treatment strategies and to achieve better outcomes.
  • Recognize and effectively treat orthopedic problems that are commonly found in female athletes.
  • Understand the risk factors that place female athletes at greater risk for tearing their ACLs and to develop an ACL injury prevention training program that can be applied to your unique clinical setting.
  • Teach the most important exercises to address commonly found deficits in female athletes regarding posture, strength, flexibility, core stability and movement biomechanics.Understand proper nutrition practices for women so that you can educate your patients on weight loss myths and to assist them in developing healthy eating habits for a life-time.
  • Instruct women in safe exercise and activity guidelines during and after pregnancy.
  • Educate women on how to improve their bone health through healthy eating and exercise.
  • Implement cash based programs that address some of the common concerns of women.
  • Instructor name

    Brian Lawler, MS, PT, OCS, ATC, CSCS, PES

    In my courses, I share with you stories and examples of my successes and failures of working with athletes for the past 21 years as a physical therapist, speed coach, strength coach, and athletic trainer.
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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, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.

    North American Seminars, Inc. is an AOTA provider for continuing education. Provider number 4487. Please download the specific course brochure for the AOTA classification and allotted AOTA hours. The AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products or clinical procedures.

    Courses provided by AOTA providers are accepted by NBCOT. 1 hour = 1.25 PDU.

    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. Call for evidence-based status. Athletic Trainers should claim only those hours actually spent in the education program.

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