presented by Phil Plisky
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.
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…Read full bio
1. Injury Risk Factors and Motor Control Changes Following Injury
Describe risk factors for future injury in sports. Evaluate how the motor control changes that occur after injury can affect return to sport. Understand why a systematic approach is necessary to prevent injury.
2. How are we Doing as Rehabilitation Professionals?
Connect the research regarding current rehabilitation outcomes to the need for systematic and stringent discharge testing. Utilizing ACL reconstruction as an example, apply patient outcome research to give prognosis for returning to sport. Describe the potential long term effects of not identifying motor control changes that occur after injury.
3. Testing Fundamentals
Describe the psychometric properties of a quality return to sport test. Apply the neurodevelopmental perspective to return to sport testing. The relationship of full knee range of motion and the development/treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Discuss parameters for return to sport for isokinetic testing after ACL reconstruction.
4. Functional Movement Screen
Identify the purpose of the Functional Movement Screen in the rehabilitation setting. Interpret results from the Functional Movement Screen as it relates to discharge and return to sport criteria. Describe conditions when Functional Movement Screening is appropriate in the rehabilitation setting.
5. Y Balance Lower Quarter Testing
Apply the research regarding dynamic balance testing to return to sport and discharge testing. Identify passing criteria for the Star Excursion/Y Balance Test Lower Quarter. Identify appropriate populations for dynamic balance testing.
6. Y Balance Upper Quarter Testing
Select the appropriate upper quarter test based on clinical scenarios. Identify passing criteria for upper quarter testing. Identify the differences between upper quarter tests discussed in the presentation.
7. Hop Testing
Discuss the research related to hop testing and ACL reconstructions. Identify which hop tests have discriminant validity. Apply hop testing to clinical case scenarios. Identify passing results for clinical hop testing.
8. Putting it all Together
Arrange evidence-based return to sport tests in a hierarchical fashion and define passing criteria. Describe regarding using multiple tests to place a patient in an injury risk category. Synthesize multiple return to sport and discharge test results to make an evidence-based return to sport decision.
Phil participates in a Question and Answer session about his course topics.