presented by Robert Donatelli
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Robert Donatelli, PhD, PT
From March of 2004 to August of 2004 Dr. Donatelli worked as a physical therapist on the PGA tour helping treat injuries sustained by the golf professionals. In addition, he has served as a Physical Therapy Consultant to the Montreal Expos, Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Teams. Donatelli has lectured throughout the United States,…Read full bio
1. Lumbo-Pelvic Complex
Define the anatomy of the core as it relates to lower limb injuries in the athlete. Outline 6 complex movement patterns for the lumbar-pelvic-hip complex. Define stability exercised and relate their benefit to returning the injured athlete to sport.
2. Anatomy of the Core
Explain the importance of the subtalar joint as a torque converter during rotation. Define muscle dysfunction and its role in transmitting and shifting load to the discs and ligaments. Explain the importance of stabilization to the spine. Outline the 3 components of the stabilization systems.
Explain ‘waste basket’ terms associated with sports hernias. Identify common deformities of the femoral neck. Identify common impingements of the femoral head-neck.
Explain the role of hip flexors and their importance during gait. Define the 3 movement patterns in triplanar hip movement. Explain the function of the gluteus maximus during gait. Identify the importance of the gluteus maximus during gait.
Identify the importance of the adductors of the hip and why they should be strengthened. Explain the importance of strengthening the posterior fibers of the gluteus medius in returning an athlete to sport. Explain how external rotator strength is important to knee mechanics, especially in running activities.