The University of St Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) announces that Master of Health Sciences program director, Jordan Utley, PhD, LAT, ATC, will present at the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA) Conference on maximizing motivation in injury rehabilitation.

The CATA Conference will be held at the Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites, from June 1-3, 2017. Utley’s breakout sessions will take place on Friday, June 2, at 9:00 am, 10:45 am, 1:15 pm, and 3:00 pm, according to a media release from USAHS.

The 3-day conference attracts athletic therapists and other healthcare professionals who will gather to participate in practice-related educational sessions, networking, and social events.

Utley’s workshop is designed to help athletic therapists facilitate and enhance the motivation of their patients during the rehabilitation process. Research has demonstrated that athletic training students and athletic trainers feel unprepared to incorporate psychosocial intervention techniques into their clinical practice.

Two different theoretical frameworks, and how these concepts apply to rehabilitation motivation, will be discussed. Through group activities, discussion of motivational theory and strategies, and hands-on participation, attendees will gain understanding of what drives motivation, as well as learn key, evidence-based intervention strategies that can then be incorporated into their daily practice with patients.

Utley is a certified athletic trainer who has implemented various cognitive interventions with athletes rehabilitating from sports injury. She has worked with athletes from all levels, including providing sports medicine services to United States Soccer teams, Olympic athletes, and extreme sport athletes, the release continues.

For more information, contact University of St Augustine for Health Sciences.

[Source: University of St Augustine for Health Sciences]