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Sports Injuries of the Pediatric Patient: The Foot and Ankle

presented by David Piskulic

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This course with Dr. David Piskulic discusses sports injuries and non-congenital deformities and conditions that occur in pediatric patients. Participants will identify common orthopedic injuries of the foot and ankle that occur in pediatric populations, which include ankle and foot sprains, fractures, and apophysitis. Dr. Piskulic demonstrates how to apply appropriate rehabilitation techniques for these lower extremity injuries. Participants will learn how to progress a patient towards re-assessment of their injury via outcome measures, and how to apply return to sports tests to assess appropriateness for return to activity.

Meet Your Instructor

David Piskulic, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC

David Piskulic, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, is a Pediatric Physical Therapist for St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He received his BS in Exercise Science and Athletic Training at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. He is an NATA board-certified…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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1. Ankle and Toe Sprains and Strains

In this course, each chapter will identify groupings of particular diagnoses of the foot and ankle. The first chapter covers ankle and toe sprains. Participants will learn how to identify and apply appropriate rehabilitation techniques for ankle and toe sprains.

2. Ankle and Foot Fractures

Chapter 2 identifies common fractures that occur in the ankle and foot. Participants will learn appropriate management and rehabilitation techniques for ankle and foot fractures.

3. Apophysitis

In this chapter, participants will review the mechanism of injury, as well as signs and symptoms, for Iselin’s Disease and Sever’s Disease. They will identify management and treatment techniques of apophysitis, as well as examine clinical cases of Sever’s disease.

4. Tendinopathy

Dr. Piskulic discusses common tendinopathies and fasciitis of the foot and ankle. Participants will learn mechanisms of injury and how to recognize signs and symptoms. They will review treatment and management of techniques of tendinopathy and fasciitis.

5. Ankle Impingement

This chapter will teach the participant to identify and diagnose posterior and anterior impingement. They will learn to apply treatment and management techniques of ankle impingement.

6. Rehabilitation Progression

The final chapter of this course reviews the progression of the patient’s rehabilitation in regards to return to sports testing as well as injury prevention.

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