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Understanding Human Movement with Erik Meira

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Sansum Clinic Physical Therapy

4151 Foothill Road

Santa Barbara, CA 93110

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Full course title: Understanding Human Movement & Interventions for Progressing Load Tolerance at the Knee

Rehab professionals are often tasked with assessing and correcting human movement. This applies not just to sport but to many activities of daily living. Is it just a matter of practice makes perfect? What other factors could be at play? Where do biomechanics come in?

This four-hour course will include lecture and lab demonstration to explore the complexity of human movement and how it applies to knee disorders. Topics including patellar tendinopathies, patellofemoral pain (PFP), and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) will be discussed.

This complex content will be presented in a way that is simple to understand and even simpler to implement by focusing on key concepts in a hierarchical format.

All rehabilitation professionals are invited but only Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant credit will be provided. Pending approval for 0.4 units.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how science applies to evidence based medicine
  • Explore the current understanding of how dynamical systems theory applies to human movement
  • Describe the effects of external and internal moments on the knee
  • Develop a targeted and streamlined exercise progression for maximal benefit
  • Consider the complexity of human movement and how it applies to rehabilitation

Schedule

1630-1715 Introduction/How to science

1715-1815 Understanding human movement as a dynamical system

1815-1915 Overview of knee pathologies and biomechanics

1915-2015 Exercise progressions for knee rehabilitation

2015-2030 Final Comments/Conclusion

Speaker bio:

Erik P. Meira, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS is currently the clinic director of Black Diamond Physical Therapy in Portland, OR, a clinic that specializes in sports rehabilitation, and is a clinical advisor to the University of Portland NCAA Division I program. He is an ABPTS Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist and an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with extensive experience in the management of sports injuries at many different levels. Educated at the University of Florida he began his career at The George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC before relocating to Portland, Oregon.

He has authored several articles and textbook chapters and has lectured privately and at conferences sponsored through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) covering topics such as the hip, knee, shoulder, exercise prescription, returning athletes to sport, science application, and PT practice business models and is a regular reviewer for several medical journals. He is the founder and the original chair of the Hip Special Interest Group of the Sports Physical Therapy Section (SPTS). Within the SPTS, Erik is currently their APTA Combined Sections Meeting Program Chair and the chair for the Educational Programming Team. He is also the co-host of PT Inquest, a podcast dedicated to understanding physical therapy science, and the author of The Science PT blog.

For more information abou the presenter visit his website at www.thesciencept.com

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