Evaluation and Management of the Ice Hockey Athlete – Toronto 2022
1 Day Only
Participation in ice hockey has increased exponentially over the past ten years with growth from 445,245 to 542,583 (+21.9%). Additionally, growth in non-traditional hockey markets (Washington DC, Oregon, Arizona, and Texas) have seen the most drastic increases (100-230%). With this rise in participation and the inherently physical nature of the sport, education of those in charge of the evaluation and management of this patient population needs to follow suit.
This one-day course will include a lecture and lab demonstration to explore the unique challenges of evaluating and managing injuries in the ice hockey athlete. Topics will range from the biomechanical and physiological demands of the sport to how to properly evaluate, treat, and safely return the athlete to the ice. This will include proper off-ice and on-ice progression and return to sport testing.
At the conclusion of this course, the clinician will understand the unique demands placed upon the ice hockey player (which varies drastically depending on position played), how to assess common injuries in this population, and how to safely and effectively progress the athlete back to the ice.
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General Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Understand the what, how, and when of injuries to ice hockey players
- Know the pertinent sport and position-specific biomechanics of ice hockey players and how this impacts contact and non-contact injuries
- Understand the position-specific bioenergetics and how this should impact your training and rehabilitation program
- Be able to accurately and efficiently evaluate common injuries to the upper and lower quarter in this patient population
- Be able to appropriately progress end-stage rehabilitation based on position off-ice and during on-ice progression
- Understand the impact of psychosocial, prior injury, functional testing, and level of competition on return to sport
09:00 - 09:45 Introduction and epidemiology of ice hockey injury
09:45 - 11:00 Sport & Position-Specific Biomechanics
11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:00 Sport & Position Specific Bioenergetics
12:00 - 12:45 Evaluation of Upper Quarter Pathology (Lecture/Lab)
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 15:00 Evaluation of Lower Quarter Pathology (Lecture/lab)
15:00 - 16:00 Off-ice Return to Sport Progression (Lecture/Lab)
16:00 - 16:15 Break
16:15 - 17:15 On-ice Return to Sport Progression
17:15 - 18:00 Return to Sport Considerations (Lecture/Lab)
A Match Made in Hockey Heaven
This course will occur on Friday, the day before our paired course, The Athlete's Hip.
When you add both courses to your cart, USE THE CODE: AchyBreakyHips and you'll receive a $140 DISCOUNT off your three-day delve into Hockey & Hip mastery!