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PESS 316. Rehabilitation Techniques in Athletic Training

Credits: 3
Department: Physical Education and Sport Science
Description: A comprehensive guide to the design, implementation, and supervision of rehabilitation programs for sports-related injuries, with an emphasis on the practical application of theory in a clinical setting.
Prerequisites: HLTH 406, PESS 309, PESS 314, PESS 315, PESS 448
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Discuss the basis of injury rehabilitation considering the healing process, the psychology of injury, and the evaluation and design of a rehabilitation program.
2. Discuss the importance of the design of a rehabilitation program for the return of an individual to activity considering: a. Neuromuscular control. b. Restoring range of motion and improving flexability. c. Regaining muscular strength, endurance, and power. d. Regaining postural stability and balance. e. Maintaining cardiorespiratory fitness.
3. Discuss the techniques used in rehabilitation, their application and limitations in the design of a rehabilitation program, and the ability to assess techniques including: a. Core stabilization. b. Plyometrics. c. Open and closed kinetic chain exercises. d. Isokinetics. e. Joint mobilization and traction techniques. f. PNF and other soft-tissue mobilizations. g. Aquatic therapy. h. Functional progression.
4. Discuss rehabilitation programs for a variety of injuries utilizing the different treatment techniques depending on the stage of recovery for: a. Shoulder injuries. b. Elbow injuries. c. Wrist, hand, and fingers. d. Groin, hip, and thigh. e. Knee injuries. f. Lower-leg injuries. g. Ankle and foot. h. Spine of an injured athlete.

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