Contact Hours2 Hours
Performing Arts Therapy is a combination of Occupational Health, Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy and Acute Injury Management. This course will present an overview of each discipline for the therapy student through professional. A barrier for most allied health professionals in treating this patient population is being able to speak their language and real-life examples of their movement patterns and positional demands will be explained in therapy terminology and context.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Identify and differentiate the various styles of performing arts, including dance, figure skating, cheer, gymnastics, music and adjunct performing arts disciplines.
- Recognize common performing arts terminology used to in describing movement patterns, equipment utilization, and environmental concerns to assist with assessment and treatment of the performing arts patient.
- Assess referral network and benefits of the collaborative team approach in providing care for performing arts patients.
- Interpret injury patterns common to specific performing arts disciplines based on body part and the interplay of extrinsic and intrinsic variables.
- Explain circumstances that increase the risk of overuse vs. acute injury patterns based on the performing art and their respective disciplines.
- Describe how “seasons of injury” and periodization plans may or may not be applicable to performing artists’ schedules and occupational demands.
Approved in my State?
as Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
as Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
as Certified Athletic Trainers
as CSCS / CPT
as Massage Therapy
as Speech Therapy
Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to complete a 10 question post-test with a minimum passing score of 70%.