A continuing education course presented by the Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Continuing Education Institute is a 1-day seminar that focuses on the female athlete. The course, titled “Tackling the Female Athlete: A Multidisciplinary Approach,” will include various providers involved in the well-being and care of female athletes to offer their perspectives on treating and coaching this population. By using evidence-based practice and clinical expertise, the course will emphasize common injuries and treatment options for the female athlete from the viewpoint of physical therapists, athletic trainers, and physicians.

According to a course description from the Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Continuing Education Institute, special consideration topics for the 1-day course will include:  the female athlete triad, medical assessment, rehabilitation of ACL and stress fractures, sports psychology, sports nutrition, stress urinary incontinence in the female athlete, as well as the pregnant and postpartum athlete. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to examine and discuss common medical and musculoskeletal impairments specific to the female athlete.

Other course objectives include: defining and discussing nutritional and psychological considerations specific to the female athlete; detailing special considerations for the pregnant and postpartum athlete as well as stress urinary incontinence in the female athlete; and understanding  key interventions including injury prevention, appropriate referral, and communication methods for managing the female athlete from a multidisciplinary approach.

The seminar will be Saturday, June, 21, from 7:30 am to 5 pm. Participants will be awarded 7.0 contact  hours for attending this course. An early registration discount is available before June 9. For additional information about this event, click here.

[Source: Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Continuing Education Institute]