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Phil Plisky, PT, DSc, OCS, ATC, CSCS

Phil Plisky Instructor Bio:

Phil Plisky, PT, DSc, OCS, ATC, CSCS, is an associate professor in the University of Evansville's Doctor of Physical Therapy program and is the cofounder of the Professional Rebellion, a community dedicated to helping physical therapists create the career of their dreams. His mission is to advance rehabilitation by inspiring those with the power to change it. He does this as a faculty member, director of residency programs, researcher, codeveloper in Functional Movement Systems, and consultant in collegiate and professional sports.

Dr. Plisky received his Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Evansville and his Doctor of Science degree in orthopedic 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 and 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. Dr. Plisky's fieldwork has garnered research grants in collaboration with multiple universities, totaling over three million dollars. His peer-reviewed articles have appeared in numerous scientific journals, several of which he serves as a manuscript reviewer for. Additionally, he is a performance consultant for collegiate and professional teams, the military, and school systems. Dr. Plisky also presents internationally on the subjects of return-to-sport testing, injury prevention, and field-expedient movement testing.

Phil Plisky's Continuing Education Courses

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 Morearrow_right

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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 Morearrow_right

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Preparticipation Physical Evaluation: Musculoskeletal

Preparticipation Physical Evaluation: Musculoskeletal

Video Runtime: 67 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 34 Minutes

Physical therapists and certified athletic trainers are frequently involved in preparticipation physical examinations for sports, for tactical athletes (military,… Read Morearrow_right

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Sports Performance and Injury Prevention

Sports Performance and Injury Prevention

Video Runtime: 67 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 34 Minutes

While rehabilitation providers care about injury prevention, researchers tell us that athletes and coaches are more likely to participate in activities that… Read Morearrow_right

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Discharge and Return to Sport Part 1: Know When They Are Ready

Discharge and Return to Sport Part 1: Know When They Are Ready

Video Runtime: 70 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 50 Minutes

When can I fully return to my activity? It's a simple question with a complex answer. Could you imagine knowing how to make the return-to-activity decision confidently… Read Morearrow_right

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Discharge and Return to Sport Part 2: Lower Body

Discharge and Return to Sport Part 2: Lower Body

Video Runtime: 60 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 36 Minutes

If every day you could prevent someone getting hurt, would you? Whether you are working with someone with an ACL reconstruction or a simple ankle sprain, high-quality… Read Morearrow_right

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Discharge and Return to Sport Part 3: Upper Body

Discharge and Return to Sport Part 3: Upper Body

Video Runtime: 43 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 23 Minutes

Upper-body injury brings increased complexity as the mobility and stability demands of the upper extremity are extreme. Unfortunately, there has not been nearly… Read Morearrow_right

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Discharge and Return to Sport: Case Studies

Discharge and Return to Sport: Case Studies

Video Runtime: 39 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 18 Minutes

Can they return to play? When should they stop rehabilitation? These are simple questions that we get daily in our practice. Yet, while the questions are simple,… Read Morearrow_right

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Secrets to Engineering Athletic Performance: From Youth to Professionals (Recorded Webinar)

Secrets to Engineering Athletic Performance: From Youth to Professionals (Recorded Webinar)

Video Runtime: 174 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 20 Minutes

Nothing beats the satisfaction you feel when one of your players accomplishes a big goal, from throwing with more velocity to jumping higher over the net for… Read Morearrow_right

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Maximizing Arm Health and Recovery in Baseball Players (Recorded Webinar)

Maximizing Arm Health and Recovery in Baseball Players (Recorded Webinar)

Video Runtime: 57 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 9 Minutes

Looking to improve the performance and durability of your baseball players? Injury prevention efforts have fallen short in baseball, and players are still getting… Read Morearrow_right

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