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Recommended MedBridge Courses for Athletic Trainers and Sports Physical Therapists

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This year is a CEU reporting period for my wife and me as PTs and ATCs. While most of my CEU was taken care of with research publications and presentations, Melody had to primarily complete hers online.

So as she completed her CEU, I had her identify her favorite and most valuable courses. Of course, she said that all of mine were the best :) but beyond that, here are her favorites for this year. If she had a rationale for why she liked it, it is included in quotes below.

*  = new or completely updated course

Lenny Macrina

"You gotta love his accent. Really strong evidenced-based courses with videos of hands-on techniques"

 Biomechanics of the Shoulder*

 The Shoulder: Traumatic and Post Operative Injuries*

 The Shoulder: Overuse Injuries in Athletes*

 

Stephen Graef 

"Excellent information to be aware of for mental health. Stephen is a very engaging speaker and so easy to listen to, and he gives very practical advice and information."

 Psychology of Injury

 Common Mental Health Concerns in Athletes  

 

Todd Arnold, MD

"Easy to understand Todd’s lectures. Practical and helpful with excellent information and great reminders for care."

 Infectious Disease for the Sports Therapist*

 Pharmacology in Sport Part 1: NSAIDs and Pain Medications*

 Pharmacology in Sport Part 2: Asthma, Antidepressants, and Skin Infection*

 Concussion in Sport Part 1: Pathophysiology, Recognition, & Management

 Concussion in Sport Part 2: Clinical Evaluation and Return to Play*

 Concussion in Sport: Practical Case Studies*

 

Phil Plisky 

Phil is a great guy, my husband, and also happens to know what he is talking about :)

"Return to sport testing is so important and too often overlooked. It needs to be second nature for all therapists and athletic trainers. Too many athletes are returning before they’re ready and more injuries are occurring. That’s not how we want job security. We want them returning at high function and performance without future injury and that is our success."

 Maximizing Arm Health and Recovery in Baseball Players (Recorded Webinar)*

 Secrets to Engineering Athletic Performance: From Youth to Professionals (Recorded Webinar)*

 Discharge and Return to Sport Part 1: Know When They Are Ready*

 Discharge and Return to Sport Part 2: Lower Body*

 Discharge and Return to Sport Part 3: Upper Body*

 Discharge and Return to Sport: Case Studies*

 Preparticipation Physical Evaluation: Musculoskeletal*

 Sports Performance and Injury Prevention*

 

Anne Mucha

"Excellent courses. I usually don’t consider classifying concussions and this was very clear on how beneficial that is. Easy to understand presenters. Good addition to my practice to screen using the VOMS."

Oculomotor Assessment in Concussion

Concussion Assessment: An Overview

 

Craig Phifer

“Craig's courses are excellent and should be viewed by every PT and AT. We should all practice this way.”

Enhancing Patient Engagement Throughout the Course of Care*

Building Therapeutic Alliance in the Patient Evaluation*

Understanding Therapeutic Alliance and Patient Expectations*

 

Kyle Kiesel

"This is an excellent course that describes the research regarding evaluating movement and using a regional interdependence approach"

Clinical Movement Dysfunction: An Evidence-Based Overview*

 

Kyle Kiesel and Phil Plisky 

"I’m totally on board with this being an integral part of our practice"

Strategies for Musculoskeletal Health Promotion*

Musculoskeletal Self-Screen: Getting and Keeping the Ideal Patient

 

Katie Whetstone 

"Practical review of emergency management strategies ensuring you are using the latest evidence in those situations... Good case and Q+A with Todd."

Emergency Management of Athletes With Spine and Visceral Injuries*

Emergency Management of Skeletal Injuries*

Emergency Management of Soft-Tissue Injuries*

Emergency Management of Cardiovascular Conditions*

Protective Sports Equipment and Proper Fitting *

Environmental Considerations for the Athlete*

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