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Group Injury Prevention

presented by Phil Plisky

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Phil Plisky is an equity partner at Functional Movement Systems. Phil Plisky receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. There are no other relevant financial relationships.

Nonfinancial— Phil Plisky has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Are you looking to implement an evidence-based injury prevention program? Do you know the difference between an injury prevention program and an injury prevention system? Have a great system but can’t get your team to buy in? Join Phil Plisky in Group Injury Prevention as he covers the latest research in injury risk factors and group prevention programs. This course dives into the concept of systematic injury prevention and the practical application of injury prevention programs and systems. This course concludes by addressing the challenging topic of getting buy-in from your coach and players. Case studies, a question and answer session, and immersive graphics help demonstrate the key concepts of this course designed to enable the physical therapist to effectively design and implement group injury prevention programs for their athletes.

Meet Your Instructor

Phil Plisky, PT, DSc, OCS, ATC, CSCS

Dr. Plisky is an Assistant Professor at the University of Evansville’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. He is the Director of ProRehab and University of Evansville’s Sports Residency Program, as well as a practicing therapist at ProRehab. Dr. Plisky received his Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Evansville and his Doctor of…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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1. Injury Risk Factors

Dr. Plisky starts off by describing common injuries and their risk factors. The two types of preventable injuries, muscle strains and sprains, are thoroughly covered, including their typical risk factors and initial prevention strategies or research.

2. Injury Prevention Factors

Based on the foundation established in chapter one, this chapter provides a survey of many different injury prevention programs, including Sportsmetrics, FIFA 11+, and others. It further explores program research, dosage information, and program design.

3. Practical Application

This chapter investigates the practical application of the material presented in this course through the example of valgus collapse. Investigating this example, Dr. Plisky walks through implementation of the Move2Perform algorithm, JACtraining, results, and major points to take from this study.

4. Getting Buy In

How can you get your team, your coaches, and your athletes to buy in to new systems and new exercises? This can be the most challenging part of implementing a new system or practice. In this chapter, Dr. Plisky provides one method to increase successful buy-in from your staff, coaches, and athletes.

5. Q&A Session

This question and answer session engages Dr. Plisky and Dr. Todd Arnold in a detailed discussion on how to approach an athlete’s movements and how to engage your athletes in a new preventative program or system.

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