In an industry where optimally prescribed therapeutic exercise is of the utmost importance for all levels of athletes from the elite level athlete to the deconditioned older adult, we can sometimes fall short with higher-level multi-joint (SAID principle) exercises or athlete strength and conditioning.
In this 2-day, 16-hour physical therapy and strength and conditioning course we address the mid to upper-level strength and conditioning techniques that optimize peak performance for all levels of athletes for the older athlete, student-athlete, or professional. These skills and techniques will assist in bringing your athletes to game-ready peak potential performance.
This physical therapy and strength and conditioning course investigates details of many complex movements in an easy-to-understand fashion. These movements affect a variety of musculoskeletal pathologies as well as improve performance. In lab, we will go over in detail the Olympic lifting technique, powerlifting technique, CrossFit movements, kettlebell technique, and much more. We will show how adding knowledge to your repertoire does not just help with athlete population but can be used across the patient spectrum. Clinicians will have the opportunity during lab sections to spend time developing their ability to cue complex movements as well as learning/performing the movements themselves (Expect a workout or two!)
With the combination of technique, exercises, game planning, periodization, and a better understanding of the athlete’s sports movement and kinesiology, you will feel more comfortable with treating/training even the highest-level athlete. All this and the added benefit of using these same techniques for your own personal training/growth. Upon completion of this course, clinicians should feel more comfortable meeting athletes where they are in their training as well as providing advanced education/cues for optimizing athletic performance throughout the rehabilitation process.
Bodycentral, Tucson, AZ- AJO Location 1991 E Ajo Way
Agenda for 2-day Strength & Conditioning Concepts for Rehabilitation Professionals:
8:00 AM – 9:50 AM – Anatomy, physiology, energy systems
9:50 AM – 10:00 AM – Break
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Intro to KettleBell training
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – KB training demo + lab
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Periodization
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM – Performance enhancing drugs + Nutrition
3:30 PM – 3:40 PM – Break
3:40 PM – 4:30 PM – Integration of anaerobic training into Physical Therapy
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Anaerobic training demo/lab
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM – Rep schemes
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Integration of S+C concepts into sport performance
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Powerlifting
11:00 AM – 11:10 AM – Break
11:10 AM – 12:00 PM – Powerlifting demo/lab
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Olympic weightlifting lecture
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM – Olympic weightlifting lab
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM – Integration of CrossFit concepts into Physical Therapy practice
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM – CrossFit demo/lab
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM – Time for questions, course evaluation, and post-course test.
Ethan Paster PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS is a 2015 graduate of Saint Louis University:
Since graduating he has completed a formal Sports Residency Program with Bodycentral Physical Therapy and attained his Board Certification in Sports Physical Therapy (SCS). In addition to this, he is an ImPACT trained Physical Therapist in concussion rehabilitation and management and a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist.
During and after his Sports residency program Ethan gained experience evaluating and treating concussions on-field and in the clinic with football, gymnastics, wrestling, and with high-level military personnel. He has been instrumental in on-field and in-clinic treatment for the FC Tucson professional soccer team as well as for local youth and high school leagues throughout his tenure with Bodycentral.
He currently teaches concussion management in the Golden Bear Therapy Partners/Bodycentral PT sports residency program and serves as the Director of concussion management and director of sports medicine and athletic performance for Bodycentral PT. Outside of work, he has participated in CrossFit semi-competitively for 10 years and also enjoys soccer, rock climbing, and skiing.
Talmadge Steve Mills, PTA:
Talmadge Mills is a graduate of pima medical institute, as well as university of Colorado boulder. He has 20+ years’ experience in strength and conditioning field as a trainer and coach, as well as 6 years as a PTA. Talmadge was the co-owner and founder of Life Changer fitness, a private training facility that specialized in power lifting, and tactical athletes. He additionally has a rich background in combat sports including 20+ years’ experience in Muay Thai, Jiu jitsu, and wrestled through college. He has trained and competed in power lifting as well. Through his career he has trained and coach high level athletes in all spectrums of sport.
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to: