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Sport Certified Specialist Exam Preparatory Course Version 2020

30 CEUs upon completion

PURCHASE

Course Description

The Second Edition of The Sports Certificated Specialist (SCS) Preparation Course was designed to assist the learner in preparation for the Sports Specialization exam offered the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Course content spans domains within the most recent description of sports physical therapy (DSP) authored by a multi-disciplinary cohort of experts from around the country. Substantial revisions were provided in all chapters based on current and emerging evidence as well as the addition of three chapters specific to rehabilitation of region-specific sports-related injuries. Foundational concepts as well as clinical correlates are included with each chapter with additional review and test questions provided to assess knowledge translation and identify gaps.

*While this course is designed to help the learner prepare for the SCS exam it is not a guarantee for passage.

SCS Course Objectives
Upon completion of the course, the learner will:
1. Describe epidemiology and etiology of sports-related conditions that lead to injury.
2. Prioritize acute-injury manage strategies and emergency preparedness to improve outcomes.
3. Explain risk factors associated with sports-related conditions and impact on return to sport decision  making.
4. Describe preventative techniques to lower injury risk and optimize performance.
5. Compare various assessment techniques for the evaluation of sports-related injuries.
6. Develop an evidence-based treatment plan from initial injury to return to play.
7. Defend the need to a multi-disciplinary approach to effectively manage the injured athlete.

Chapter 1
Pre-participation Evaluation and Screening

Matthew T. Lopez, PT, DPT, USAW
Northside Hospital Sports Medicine Network
Elite Performance Therapy

Zachary R. Christopherson PT, DPT, COMT
Duke University Athletics and Duke Health Department of PT & OT

Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to
1. Identify primary and secondary objectives of a
    pre-participation evaluation and screening.
2. Demonstrate understanding of key considerations
    for administration of a pre-participation evaluation
    and screening.
3. Understand essential elements contained within a
    pre-participation evaluation and screening.
4. Describe important legal considerations involved
    when completing a pre-participation evaluation
    and screening.
5. Interpret results of pre-participation evaluation and
    screening accurately with regards to clearance and    
    decision making.
6. Appraise specialty aspects of pre-participation
    evaluation and screening.

Chapter 2
Emergency Response

Michele Leavitt Weinstein, PT, MS, ATC
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
Senior Instructor/Instructor Trainer
Cogent Steps LLC Alexandria VA
Medical Coordinator, Marine Corps Marathon Organization, Quantico VA
Faculty and Mentor US Navy Physical Therapy Residency, Quantico VA

Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to
1. Prepare an entry level clinician to take the Sports
    Certified Specialist (SCS) examination.
2. Understand the legal and ethics considerations for    
    physical therapists providing athletic venue
   medical support.
3. Apply the principles of Primary and Secondary
    Assessment in the initial evaluation of an acutely
    injured athlete.
4. Consider possible injuries and immediate treament
    needed.
5. Understand how Incident Command and
    Management apply to sporting events.
6. Identify best practices in emergency response
    situations with the goal of maximizing patient/
    athlete safety regarding acute injury and knowing
    when to refer.


Chapter 3
Sport Psychology
for Physical Therapists
Jennifer E. Carter, PhD, ABPP
Lead Sport Psychologist and Associate Professor, Clinical Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute

James L. W. Houle, PhD, ABPP
Counseling and Sport Psychologist, Assistant Professor, Clinical Department
of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute

Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to
1. Increase awareness of the psychological aspects of
    sport injury.
2. Identify prevalent mental health disorders that
    physical therapists encounter.
3. Improve recognition of mental health disorder
    symptoms in physical therapy patients.
4. Increase the effectiveness of mental health
    referrals.
5. Apply mental training to physical therapy patients
    to enhance motivation and manage anxiety.

Chapter 4
Environmental Conditions in Athletes

Jill Thein-Nissenbaum, PT, DSc, ATC
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine
School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison,
Madison, WI
Staff Physical Therapist, Badger Sports Medicine
Department of Athletics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to
1. Identify risk factors, both environmental and non-
    environmental, associated with heat-related illness.
2. List the types of exertional heat illness and describe
    management of each.
3. Explain different strategies to prevent heat-related
    illness.  
4. Understand the body’s response to cold.
5. List the types of cold injuries and compare and
    contrast the management of each.
6. Recognize chronic complications of cold-related
    injury.
7. Describe signs and symptoms of three distinct
    types of altitude sickness.
8. Identify a five-step approach for prevention of lightning injuries. 


Chapter 5
Sports Physical Therapy Full Circle: Bringing Nutrition into the Game

Barbara J. Hoogenboom, PT, EdD, ATC
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
Professor and Associate Chair, Physical Therapy Department
Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI

Kristi Veltkamp, MS, RD
Outpatient Dietitian, Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital
Grand Rapids, MI

Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to
1. Describe and compare the metabolic pathways for
    energy utilization, and relate each to an athletic
    endeavor.
2. List the ranges for daily intake of macronutrients,
    and offer healthy alternatives for food choices for
    each.
3. List common micronutrients important to health  
    and athletic performance and their functions.
4. Identify healthy weight management techniques
    and recognize signs of disordered eating and need
    for specialist referral.
5. Describe the concept of nutrient timing and offer
    several examples of when this might come into
    play for athletes.
6. Provide guidelines for hydration of the athlete,
    before, during and after competition and describe
    the adverse effects of inadequate hydration for the
    athlete.
7. Define “ergogenic aid” and distinguish the benefit
    versus harm of supplement use in athletes includ-
    ing regulation and identification of banned
    substances.
8. Identify essential nutrients for injury and surgical
    recovery.
9. Articulate scope of practice of sports dietitian
    nutritionists vs sports physical therapist in
    providing sports nutrition guidance.
10. Seek additional information regarding drug testing
      procedures, eating disorders and the Female
      Athlete Triad, and sports dietetics, including
      potential referrals.

Chapter 6
Protective Equipment Devices in Sports Medicine

Erin Barill, PT, ATC
Indianapolis Colts, Director of Sports Medicine
Indianapolis, IN 46254

Kellen Norris, ATC
Director of Athletic Training Services
Indiana State University
Terra Haute, IN 47809-1902

Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to
1. Describe the use of protective equipment to
    enhance safety, risk of injury, and return to sport.
2. Review sport-specific pathology and unique
    considerations to determine appropriate protective
    equipment based on sport and functional needs.
3. Examine effectiveness of protective equipment
    based on best available evidence and current
    guidelines.
4. Identify National Operating Committee on
    Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE)
    criteria to reduce the risk of head injury.
5. Discuss unique considerations when determining
    the need for a custom versus non-custom
    application of protective equipment.

Chapter 7
Medical and Dermatological Considerations in the Athletic Population

John DeWitt, DPT, ATC
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
Associate Director, Education and Professional Development
The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute
Assistant Clinical Professor
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Physical Therapy Division
Columbus, Ohio

Brandon Schmitt, DPT, ATC
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
ProSports Physical Therapy of Westchester, Scarsdale, NY

Ivannette Juarbe, MD
Hudson River Healthcare, Peekskill, NY

Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to
1. Understand the risk factors of common medical
    conditions affecting athletes.
2. Review evaluation techniques to appropriately
    assess non-musculoskeletal conditions and
    determine need for referral.
3. Discuss management strategies to maximize
    outcomes of athletes and patients systemic
    conditions.
4. Analyze risk and return to play considerations of
    athletes with potential life-threatening conditions.
5. Review the role of the Sports Physical Therapist in
    managing and referring for medical conditions.
6. Understand basic function of the integumentary
    system.
7. Recognize the characteristics of common
    pathologies of the integumentary system, including
    bacterial, viral, fungal, and mechanical disorders
    and their corresponding presentation of signs and
    symptoms. Determine the appropriate course of
    intervention for various conditions.
8. Understand methods to prevent dermatological
    pathology and the prevention of the spread of
    infection.
9. Determine functional status and return to play
    criteria.

Chapter 8
Concussion

Airelle Hunter-Giordano, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
Associate Director of Clinical Services,
Sports and Orthopedic Residency Director
University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware

Jason A. Hugentobler, PT, DPT, CSCS
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
Director of Sports Physical Therapy Program
Physical Therapist II, Division of Occupational Therapy and
Physical Therapy - Sports Medicine
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio

Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to
1. Recognize the signs and symptoms of a sports-
    related concussion.
2. Describe on-field and sideline management of an
    athlete with a suspected concussion.
3. Understand the role of baseline and pre-
    participation screening with concussion.
4. Identify and manage the athlete with persistent
    symptoms following concussion.
5. Evaluate the athlete to determine return to play.

Chapter 9
Principles of Sports Performance Enhancement

Daniel S. Lorenz, DPT, PT, ATC/L, CSCS
Director of Sports Medicine, Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Lawrence, KS

Scot Morrison, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Owner/Operator Physio Praxis PLLC
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Portland, OR

Robert Panariello, MS, PT, ATC, CSCS
Founding Partner, Chief Clinical Officer, Professional Physical Therapy
Melville, NY

Dean Maddalone PTA, CSCS
Partner, Director of Athletic Performance, Professional Physical Therapy
Melville, NY

Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to
1. Outline strength and conditioning principles.  
2. Review current evidence-based testing procedures
    for strength, power and energy systems.  
3. State the differences in programming and
    establishing optimal load for hypertrophy, strength
    and power.
4. Cite energy system development, showing
    understanding of metabolic demands and
    interventions.
5. Demonstrate a knowledge of long-term
    programming, including various periodization
    models, monitoring of the athlete’s status
    throughout the training continuum, and
    establishing individualized feedback loops with
    autoregulatory approaches to training.

PURCHASE CHAPTER 9 ONLY

Chapter 10
Upper Extremity Injuries in Sports

Drew Jenk
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
Center Manager
Banner Physical Therapy and Rehab in Partnership with Select Medical
Phoenix, AZ

Michael J. Mullaney, PT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
Matawan, NJ

Mitch Salsbery, PT DPT
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
Director, Upper Extremity Fellowship
The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center Sports Medicine
Columbus, OH

Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to
1.    Describe functional requirements of the shoulder
       in sport and epidemiology of injuries in athletes.
2.    Describe a treatment based classification
       approach for athletes with shoulder injuries.
3.    Describe common soft tissue and bony injuries in
       the shoulder.
4.    Apply acute injury management principles and
       techniques for acute/traumatic sports injuries.
5.    Describe common elbow injuries in athletes.
6.    Understand on-field examination procedures for
       various elbow injuries.
7.    Describe best practice on-field decision making
      for various common elbow pathologies.
8.    Determine appropriate return to sport tests to
       assist in the sports physical therapist’s decision
      making whether or not the athlete is safe to
      return to his or her sport.
9.    Describe wrist and hand injuries commonly seen
       in athletes.
10.  Evaluate wrist and hand injuries utilizing specific
      examination tests and measures and determine
      on-field decision making.

Chapter 11
Musculoskeletal Lower Extremity Injuries in Sport: Considerations for the Sports Physical Therapist

Lindsay Carroll, PT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Rangos School of Health Sciences
Department of Physical Therapy, Pittsburgh, PA

Benjamin Kivlan, PT, PhD
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports and Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Assistant Professor
Rangos School of Health Sciences
Physical Therapy, Pittsburgh, PA

Robert C. Manske, DPT, MEd, ATC, CSCS
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
Professor, Wichita State University Department of Physical Therapy
Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer
Via Christi Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Wichita, KS

Jill Monson, PT, OCS
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Lead - Complex Clinical Practice
Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO)
Eagan Training HAUS
Eagan, MN

John Corbo, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
Institute for Athletic Medicine University Village
Minneapolis, MN

Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to

Hip
1. Describe hip injuries that are commonly seen in
    athletes and the risk factors for these injuries.
2. Describe the function of the acetabular labrum and
    how labral injuries and femoral acetabular
    impingement are related.
3. Describe the special tests used to diagnose hip
    injuries in athletes and assess their clinical
     usefulness.
4. Name key precautions or considerations when
    rehabilitating athletes with hip injuries.
5. Describe the management of hip injuries in athletes
    by stage: protective phase, rehabilitative phase,
    functional phase.

Knee
1. Describe knee injuries commonly seen in sports
    medicine.
2. Understand examination procedures for various knee
    injuries utilizing test and measures.  
3. Understand when a knee patient should be referred
    to physician for further evaluation.
4. Apply acute injury management principles and
    techniques for acute/traumatic sports knee injuries.
5. Implement evidence-based interventions to
    effectively treat knee injuries.
6. Determine appropriate return to sport tests to assist
    in the sports physical therapist’s decision-making
    whether or not the athlete is safe to return to his or
    her sport.

Ankle
1. Define foot and ankle injuries commonly seen in
    sports medicine.
2. Evaluate foot and ankle injuries utilizing specific
    examination tests and measures and determine
    when to refer to a sports medicine physician for
    further evaluation.
3. Apply acute injury management principles and
    techniques for acute/traumatic sports injuries.
4. Implement evidence-based interventions to
    effectively treat common foot and ankle injuries.
5. Utilize stages of soft tissue healing when selecting
     appropriate intervention strategies for the
     management of foot and ankle injuries
6. Select, implement, and interpret specific return to
    sport tests to assist in the sports physical therapist’s
    decision making whether or not the athlete is safe to
    return to his or her sport.

Chapter 12
Musculoskeletal Spine Injuries in Sport: Considerations for the Sports Physical Therapist

Andrew Naylor, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
Bellin Health Titletown Sports Medicine and Orthopedics
Green Bay, WI

Janice Loudon, PT, PhD, ATC
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
Professor, Department of PT Education
Rockhurst University
Kansas City, MO

Bradley Scott Wells, PT, DSc, DPT, FAAOMPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
Assistant Department Head, Rehabilitation Services Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune
Camp Lejeune, NC

Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to
1. Prepare an entry level clinician to take the Sport
    Certified Specialist examination.
2. Review common musculoskeletal diagnoses
    related to the spine for sports physical therapists.
3. Understand when imaging studies are appropriate
    to use, based on probable pathologies.
4. Identify best practices in emergency response to
    spinal situations with the goal of maximizing
    patient/athlete safety in regards to spine injury and
    knowing when to refer.