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Kyle Kiesel, PT, PhD

Kyle Kiesel Instructor Bio:

Dr. Kiesel is a professor of physical therapy at the University of Evansville and a cofounder of the Functional Movement System. During his 20 years in academics, he has spent nine years directing programs in athletic training and physical therapy. His areas of research include motor control of the core, breathing, and functional movement testing and training. Because of his long-standing interest in athletic performance, injury prediction, and recovery, his research has also led to significant work related to functional movement screening, testing, and assessment for athletes. He has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications and regularly presents his work nationally and internationally, in addition to reviewing manuscripts for a variety of journals. He serves as a consultant for professional and college sports teams as well as the military, where he assists with injury prevention and implementation of the Functional Movement System model. He has extensive experience teaching lecture and lab courses emphasizing core training and functional movement assessment and intervention, including both the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and he has taught in approximately 20 different countries.

Kyle Kiesel's Continuing Education Courses

Management of the Cervical and Thoracic Spine in Sport

Management of the Cervical and Thoracic Spine in Sport

Most athletes continue to participate in sport, despite aggravating spinal pain, limiting performance and increasing risk of a time-loss injury. How can we better diagnose and treat athletic back pain? Dr. Kyle Kiesel and Dr. Todd Arnold…

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Lumbar Spine: Athletic Low Back Pain

Lumbar Spine: Athletic Low Back Pain

Nearly 60% of athletes experience low back pain over the course of a year, but continue to play, limiting performance and increasing risk of a time-loss injury. In this course, Dr. Kyle Kiesel and Dr. Todd Arnold team up to present the…

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Musculoskeletal Self-Screen: Getting and Keeping the Ideal Patient

Musculoskeletal Self-Screen: Getting and Keeping the Ideal Patient

Video Runtime: 47 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 30 Minutes

Imagine if patients knew when to come into the clinic before experiencing pain or an injury. Could you imagine seeing more patients for wellness instead of just… Read More

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Strategies for Musculoskeletal Health Promotion

Strategies for Musculoskeletal Health Promotion

Video Runtime: 50 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 18 Minutes

By using the self-movement screen to identify major movement dysfunctions, health care professionals can empower patients to take control of their musculoskeletal… Read More

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Clinical Movement Dysfunction: An Evidence-Based Overview

Clinical Movement Dysfunction: An Evidence-Based Overview

Video Runtime: 74 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 44 Minutes

Musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders are the number one expense for health insurance companies today, and they are on the rise. Clinically recognizable movement-oriented… Read More

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Assessing and Treating Athletes With Extension-Oriented Low Back Pain (Recorded Webinar)

Assessing and Treating Athletes With Extension-Oriented Low Back Pain (Recorded Webinar)

Video Runtime: 48 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 23 Minutes

Sports medicine professionals who evaluate and treat athletes with low back pain (LBP) should clearly identify a directional preference (flexion or extension)… Read More

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Exploring Popular Questions About Evidence-Based Practice (Recorded Webinar)

Exploring Popular Questions About Evidence-Based Practice (Recorded Webinar)

Video Runtime: 57 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 23 Minutes

Rehabilitation providers often have difficulty implementing evidence in patient care. Patients, clients, coaches, or referral sources depend on rehabilitation… Read More

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Restorative Neuromodulation for Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain

Restorative Neuromodulation for Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain

Low back pain (LBP) continues to be the primary source of years lived with disability worldwide and a challenge and source of frustration for clinicians who treat patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). Rehabilitation providers have…

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