Group Injury Prevention

presented by Phil Plisky

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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

    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 Science Degree in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Dr. Plisky is a board certified orthopedic specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He is a NATA board certified athletic trainer, and a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association. Dr. Plisky specializes in sport and orthopedic rehabilitation with an emphasis on injury prevention in athletes. His research focuses on comprehensive movement testing and injury prevention among athletes, military personnel, and school aged children––research that led to the development of the Y Balance Test. Dr. Plisky’s fieldwork has garnered research grants in collaboration with multiple universities totaling over 1.5 million dollars. Additionally, he consults for collegiate and professional teams, military, and school systems to identify injury risk and offer prevention options. His peer-reviewed articles have appeared in numerous scientific journals, several of which he serves as a manuscript reviewer. Dr. Plisky also presents internationally on the subjects of return to sport testing, injury prevention, and field expedient movement testing.

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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  1. Injury Risk Factors

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.