Contact Hours2 Hours
The performing arts patient is a body-aware athlete, who requires understanding of how their body works and knowledge of how the different parts of their body work together to optimize their movement. This course will give a brief overview of the musculoskeletal anatomy and its association to movement, common performing arts injuries linked to specific anatomy, and the interaction of physiological systems. Injury risk screening will also be discussed to assess understanding of this material and its application to the individual performer. Treatment techniques, progressions, and modalities will assist the therapist in creating and implementing plans of care for this patient population, which can carry-over for other sports and orthopedic patients that they may work with in the future.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Describe how to adapt therapy assessment techniques to the performing art discipline and acknowledge musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiovascular influences resulting in increased injury risk.
- Compare and contrast techniques available from primary, secondary and tertiary prevention including available injury risk screening tools.
- List five anatomical and physiological changes that can occur in the performing artist’s body as an adaptation from their practice that may increase injury risk.
- Recognize the amplified concern regarding return after concussion, vestibular demand, balance and proprioception for the movement-based performing arts patient.
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%.