Build the Base to Keep from Getting Hurt!
First step quickness! Acceleration! Change of direction! Quicker! Faster! With
the increase in student participation in athletics, ACL injuries have also
increased at a fast pace. The statistics are staggering. Seventy percent of all
ACL injuries are non-contact injuries. Of the non-contact ACL injuries, women
are five times more likely to injure their ACL than men. New research allows
clinicians to identify which women are at greater risk of injury and also
provides the basis from which to develop effective and preventative programs to
decrease the risk of ACL injuries in all populations. We have been rehabbing and
returning injured athletes to sport for years and are in the unique position to
take these rehab techniques and use research to develop successful and
profitable programs to prevent injuries and improve the highly sought after
speed and agility in athletes.
This program will teach health care and training professionals how to assess a
client's risk for ACL injury and develop both an individual and/or team program
for the prevention of ACL injuries based on current research. First step speed,
40-yard dash times, foot work, and agility are all highly prized attributes
which athletes are seeking. Develop and progress individual, sport-specific
programs for your clientele. You will walk away from the course equipped with
proven techniques to build a base for injury prevention and to ultimately take
your client to the next level.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
• Build a foundation of strength and stability
from which your client can excel in sports
• Utilize evidence-based techniques to build a base for injury prevention
• Design a sports enhancement program to maximize strength and increase
• Expand your market potential and implement your sports program successfully
• Discuss the incidence and mechanism of ACL injuries and the differences in men
• Describe the up-to-date literature and what it says about ACL prevention
• Examine how "pre-hab" can decrease the number of ACL injuries, especially in
• Identify the biomechanics of the lower extremity and how it relates to ACL
• Examine screening tools and techniques to assess potential ACL injuries and
determine a client's risk
• List the components of a successful sports enhancement program
• Develop an ACL injury prevention program specific to the age and gender of
• Evaluate therapeutic techniques and interventions to reduce injury and
• Recognize how closed chain biomechanics and neuro-muscular control can impact
the ACL and incidence of non-contact injuries
• Apply neuro-muscular control and specificity of training principles to the
development of an athletic performance enhancement program
What You Should Bring
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and tennis shoes for the lab portion of
KEVIN McWILLIAMS, MS, PT, OCS, is a
licensed Physical Therapist with over 20 years of experience rehabilitating and
training both injured and healthy athletes. Currently, he works in the
outpatient setting both as a clinician and as an owner of SERC Physical and Hand
Therapy of Clinton, Missouri, specializing in orthopedic and sports medicine.
Mr. McWilliams received his master's degree in Physical Therapy from the
University of Kansas and has served as Orthopedic Clinical Specialist with the
American Physical Therapy Association since 2000. He is a member of the APTA and
Orthopedic Section of the APTA.
Over the course of his career he has worked with all levels of athletes from
various age groups, high school state champions, as well as the NCAA. In
addition, Mr. McWilliams holds a faculty position at State Fair Community
College, teaching in the pre-nursing program.
In addition, Mr. McWilliams has taught physical therapy CEU courses including:
Rehab of the Lower Extremity using Kinetic Chain Concepts, a variety of 4-6 hour
courses on shoulder and lower extremity rehab.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Physical Therapists
• Physical Therapist Assistants
• Athletic Trainers
• Exercise Physiologists
• Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists
• Personal Trainers
Submitted for ACE approval.
The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee
certifies that Cross Country Education meets the criteria for official ACSM
Approved Provider Status from (2011-2013). Providership # 650699.
This program has been submitted for 6 CEUs to the Ohio Physical Therapy
Association for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required
by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional
organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and
contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
Cross Country Education is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to
offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved
Provider # P3097 6 CEUs will be awarded.
This program is pending CEU approval by the NSCA Certification for pre-approval
of 0.6 CEUs.
This program has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy
for 6 Continuing Education hours (Approval #CCE-F12-45). Approval of this course
does not necessarily imply that the WV Board of Physical Therapy supports the
views of the presenter or sponsor.
Cross Country Education is seeking Direct Access approval from the Pennsylvania
State Board of Physical Therapy.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM