Lab 6: Move Well and OPTIMIZE Always - Align Conference

Lab 6: Move Well and OPTIMIZE Always

The power of a person comes not from without, but from within. The core is an oft-overlooked component when managing lower extremity dysfunction or providing performance optimization, but is the foundation on which the legs function. This inter-regional dependence model is used with athletes and individuals with symptomatic pathologies, but is rarely integrated into practice beyond these two dichotomies. This 4-hour session will address essential screening, management, and performance OPTIMIZATION for athletes across the life span, incorporation strategies that are appropriate for all ages. Multiple lab stations related to topics essential for evidence-informed practice will be incorporated, allowing learners to “choose their own adventure.” These stations include: screening via the Senior Athlete Fitness Examination, the LE FMS, SFMA; movement analysis of the hip hinge and squat, rolling, and floor transfers; and interventions including high intensity interval training, strength training, and plyometrics. Each station will focus on a different element of clinical management and encourage clinicians to treat every patient like an athlete to optimize their quality of life and enhance their clinical outcomes. Participants will learn to incorporate a whole person, motor control based approach to optimizing movement for sport and life with patients across the life span.

Teresa Schuemann, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS, SCS

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Heidi Moyer, PT, DPT, CEEAA, GCS

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Jennifer Stone, PT, DPT, OCS, PHC

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