Kyle Kiesel, PT, PhD
Dr. Kiesel is a professor of physical therapy at the University of Evansville and a cofounder of the Functional Movement System. During his 20 years in academics, he has spent 9 years directing programs in athletic training and physical therapy. His areas of research include motor control of the core, breathing, and functional movement testing…Read full bio
Kyle Matsel, PT, DPT, PhD, SCS, CSCS
Dr. Matsel is faculty at the University of Evansville, where he teaches in the musculoskeletal content areas of the Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Evansville in 2011 and his PhD in rehabilitation sciences from the University of Kentucky in 2021. Dr. Matsel is…Read full bio
Phil Plisky, PT, DSc, OCS, ATC, CSCS
Phil Plisky, PT, DSc, OCS, ATC, CSCS, is an associate professor in the University of Evansville's Doctor of Physical Therapy program and is the cofounder of the Professional Rebellion, a community dedicated to helping physical therapists create the career of their dreams. His mission is to advance rehabilitation by inspiring those with the power to…Read full bio
1. What Factors Influence Bracing Decisions in Athletes With Lumbar Spondylolisthesis?
It is crucial that the clinician accurately identify flexion vs. extension pain in athletes with lower back pain (LBP). Clinicians also must understand the diagnostic findings of the specific lesion, as this directly relates to return-to-play planning. Additionally, common movement impairments, often not identified in routine LBP care, can be identified and addressed through a movement-based regional interdependence approach.
2. Are Group-Based Arm Care Programs Effective at Reducing Injury Incidence?
Arm care exercise programs have evolved to include both strengthening and mobility throughout the entire kinetic chain. In this chapter, the learner will become familiar with the arm care programs that have been shown to reduce injury incidence, including specific exercises and dosage.
3. ACL Graft Selection and Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation providers are frequently involved in assisting patients with the decision of whether to reconstruct the ACL or not. Applying the research to patient scenarios will assist the patient and rehabilitation provider in making the best decision.
4. Question and Answer Session
This section is a viewer-submitted question and answer session facilitated by Phil Plisky and Kyle Matsel.
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