Unique Cases in Pediatric Sports Physical Therapy
Kevin McHorse, PT; Brian Kratz, PT
In this session we will discuss diagnosis, imaging, treatment, return to sports, and outcome for three unique cases involving young athletes. Cases may include: a nationally competitive water skier with a lumbar spondylolisthesis; a 9 year old with an ACL tear; and an elite high school swimmer with shoulder pain.
1. Attendees will become familiar with treatment and return to sports progression for young athletes with lumbar spine fractures.
2. Attendees will be able to review the, decision making, treatment and returns to sports progressions unique to the pre-pubescent athlete with an ACL tear.
3. Attendees will be able to understand the differences in treatment between swimmers and throwers and the goals, habits, and demands unique to the young swimmer with shoulder pain.
Kevin McHorse, PT
Kevin McHorse, PT, has been practicing orthopedic and sports physical therapy since 1999 and has specialized in pediatric orthopedics and sports injuries since 2002. Kevin is a Sports Certified Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He is a past co-chair of the Pediatric Sports and Fitness Special Interest Group for the Pediatrics Section of APTA as well as a past chair of the Youth Athlete Special Interest Group for the Sports Section of APTA. Kevin has lectured nationally on the topic of pediatric orthopedics and sports injuries and is involved in injury prevention programs with many youth sports clubs in the Austin area. He has authored a chapter on spine injuries in the young athlete for the Sports Section of APTA. Kevin has practiced at Central Texas Pediatric Orthopedics in Austin, TX since 2002. Kevin’s practice is limited to pediatric and adolescent orthopedic and sports injuries with a special interest in injury prevention in the preadolescent athlete.
Brian Kratz, PT
Brian initially started his career at Brackenridge hospital in Austin, working with high level and multiple trauma patients. He carried this experience over to CTPO and specializes in treating sports, orthopedic, trauma and persistent pain in young patients and enjoys helping solve complex issues. One of his passions, besides telling cheesy jokes, is trying to prevent injury. He is the lead organizer for the CTPO ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury prevention camp and is working to implement prevention programs into all middle and high schools sports programs in Austin. Brian is a Sports Certified Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and is a guest lecturer at Texas State University and for various youth sports teams in the Austin area.