Sport Trauma


*This Specialization course does not require the completion of the Prerequisite course.

Stage 1 & 2

Duration: Stage 1 – 2 days, 16 hours
Stage 2 – 2 days, 16 hours
Target audience: Physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapist assistants, doctors, sports medicine professionals, students
Maximum partecipants: 25
Course material Workbook, tape, scissors

Day 1

  • NeuroMuscular Taping: concepts, theory, and application techniques
  • Practical applications: compression and decompression
    • Muscles of the upper limb: deltoid, trapezius, biceps brachii, flexors and extensors of the hand
    • Application and management of hemiplegia of the upper extremities
    • Lower back: sacrospinalis, lower back pain
    • Applications in tendonitis, Achilles tendon, gastrocnemius
    • Management of trauma to the hand and wrist
  • Discussion

Day 2

  • Practical applications: compression and decompression
    • Trauma pathology of the lower limb: acute knee distortion, functional rehabilitation after knee injuries, bursitis of the knee, medial collateral knee injury, meniscus syndrome, patellar tendinitis, patellofemoral pathology
    • Trauma pathology of the upper limbs: rehabilitation of dislocated shoulder, bursitis of the shoulder, postoperative treatment, frozen shoulder, adhesive capsulitis, dysfunction of the scapular-humeral cervicobrachialgia, instability of the shoulder
    • Muscles: rectus abdominis, adductors, psoas
    • Groin inflammation
  • Discussion

Day 3

  • NeuroMuscular Taping: Overview of sport-specific situations (before and after training), general concepts, theory, application techniques
  • Practical applications: compression and decompression
    • Principles of application to muscle injuries: acute, post-acute, chronic, rehabilitation
    • Advanced muscle techniques: joints, tendons, space applications
    • Upper limb disorders: epicondylitis, medial epicondylitis, bursitis of the elbow, impingement syndrome, subacromial impingement syndrome, chondrocostal injury
    • Introduction to corrective techniques: lymphatic applications, functional applications
  • Discussion

Day 4

  • Practical applications: compression and decompression
    • Diseases of the upper limbs: elbow hyperextension, thoracic outlet syndrome, de Quervain’s disease, distraction of the hip, wrist fracture, finger snap, post-fracture management of the hand, wrist and/or immobilization
    • Back pain, myofascial pain, distortion of sacroiliac joint, acute low back pain on exertion, herniated disc
    • Pathology of the lower limb trauma: injury to the medial collateral knee, iliotibial band syndrome, synovial plica of the knee, Osgood Schlatter Syndrome, chondromalacia patella, retrocalcaneal bursitis, anterior compartment syndrome, tendinitis of the patella, cyclist’s or runner’s knee, distraction of the femoral quadriceps, patellar subluxation
  • Discussion
  • Assessment and test

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