This course will be held in Main Hall, Room # G5. Click here for directions and map!
This one-day course provides the participant with a comprehensive approach to the evaluation and treatment of the multisport athlete. Course emphasis will be placed on a systematic analysis of the biomechanics of swimming, biking and running as it relates to performance and injury potential.
A through physical examination is described to account for age related changes, tissue pathophysiology and abnormal biomechanics. The current best research, clinical experience and patient perspectives are integrated throughout the lecture. Case studies will also be presented to illustrate key concepts and ample time will be provided to answer any questions. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the biomechanics of the swimming, cycling and running along the entire kinetic chain, current knowledge pertaining to the evaluation and treatment of triathlon related injuries, and useful techniques that can be immediately applied into clinical practice to achieve superior outcomes in this population.
Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to do the following:
- Describe the clinical presentation and management of patients with various common triathlon-related injuries.
- Describe the biomechanical and training related factors that influence swimming, biking and running form and how they may relate to performance and injury potential.
- Develop the skills to describe the impact of isolated impairments on movement and function both at the site, and the entire kinematic chain.
- Describe specific clinical tests and movement screens to use in the evaluation of the triathlete and how to evaluate the results of these tests in correlation with the patient's signs and symptoms.
- Formulate an effective treatment plans utilizing patient-specific interventions and sound clinical reasoning for return to function.
- Understand how to perform an efficient and systematic video analysis of a runner’s mechanics by focusing on key points in the gait cycle.
- Describe the benefits of real time running form modification cues as part of the rehabilitation strategy.
Dr. James Koo, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, COMT, graduated from NYU with a BA in Biology and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. While at NYU, he received the New York Physical Therapy Association Minority Student Award. Since graduating, he remains active in clinical practice specializing in orthopedic and sports manual physical therapy. James is board certified in Orthopedics and Sports Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He is a Certified Orthopaedic Manual Therapist through the Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars and is enrolled in the Daemen College post-professional Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship Program. With 10+ years of experience in orthopaedics and sports PT, James enjoys sharing his knowledge on a variety of topics in the clinic, classes and at conferences. He is credentialed by the APTA as an Advanced Clinical Instructor, he is an adjunct professor at Mercy College and has been a guest speaker at several sports medicine conferences and on Sirius XM's Dr. Radio. After completing several short and long course triathlons up to full IRONMAN® distances, James developed a deep interest and passion in treating the multisport athlete of all levels. He is very excited to share his knowledge and experiences with you.
Cost: $75 for members; $150 for non-members; $25 for student members; $50 for student non-members