Recommended MedBridge Courses for Athletic Trainers and Sports Physical Therapists
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.
Best Courses for Working with Athletes with Back or Neck Pain
Since a lot of athletes and active individuals (e.g. factory workers) have low back pain, it is important that we have a comprehensive understanding of how to manage it according to the latest evidence. Here are the courses I recommend to improve the management of athletes with low back pain. The courses cover content that may not have been emphasized in our entry-level education.
Best Courses for Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapists For Performance Training for Athletes
The transition to performance is an essential function of an athletic trainer or physical therapist. Unfortunately, we frequently don’t have the information or the confidence we need in order to do this is in a straightforward, systematic fashion. At least, I didn’t in my first several years of practice. This course series will give you a roadmap for returning your athletes to the performance demands required of their sport.
Best Courses for Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for Returning an Athlete to Sport
Knowing when an athlete is ready to return to activity can be one of the most challenging decisions as an athletic trainer or physical therapist. Frequently there are competing pressures from the physician, coach, parent, and the athlete themselves. Having a clear, objective approach to returning someone to sport is essential to thriving in the sports environment. This course series will give you the specific tests and passing scores needed to confidently return an athlete to their sport.
How to best rehabilitate ACL reconstructions
Unfortunately, ACL tears continue to increase so being up to date on the latest research and clinical pearls is important as the athletic trainer plays an essential role in the comprehensive care of the athlete after ACL reconstruction. This course series goes through a systematic rehabilitation process that starts in the preoperative phase and goes through to return to sport.
Best Shoulder Courses
"You gotta love his accent. Really strong evidenced-based courses with videos of hands-on techniques"
Mental & Emotional Health for Athletes
"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."
Courses for Patient/Athlete Communication
“Craig's courses are excellent and should be viewed by every PT and AT. We should all practice this way.”
Emergency Management of On Field Injuries
"Practical review of emergency management strategies ensuring you are using the latest evidence in those situations... Good case and Q+A with Todd."
Todd Arnold, MD
"Easy to understand Todd’s lectures. Practical and helpful with excellent information and great reminders for care."