Professional & Continuing Studies

51st Annual Medical Aspects of Sports Seminar

Medical Aspects of Sports Seminar

51st Annual Medical Aspects of Sports Seminar
Saturday, February 29, 2020
University of Delaware

UD Tower at STAR Campus—UD Audion
100 Discovery Blvd., Newark, Del., 7 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

Successful prevention, evaluation and rehabilitation of sports injuries are crucial elements of any comprehensive athletic program. This one-day sports medicine conference covers topics related to the evaluation and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries to the upper and lower extremities. A special panel discussion will allow attendees to ask questions of our distinguished speakers.

Keith Handling
Keith Handling – 50 years of UD outreach in sports medicine and athletic training [Read the full article.]
  • Expert presenters — Experts from UD and the region share their research and practical expertise. This year’s presenters include UD alum Collin Francis, assistant athletic trainer for the Baltimore Ravens.
  • Great location — For the second year, this event will take place at UD’s new Tower at STAR (Science Technology and Advanced Research Campus) in the state-of-the-art UD Audion multimedia conference space.
  • Continuing Education CreditNEW! Evidence Based Practice (EBP) credit for athletic trainers: 7.0 Category A CEUs and 1.0 EBP CEU approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC). Physical therapists: Details pending. Click here for details.
  • This year’s topics include
    • Hydrotherapy for collegiate and NFL football players
    • Injury prevention in overhead athletes
    • Treatment measures for chronic exertional leg pain
    • Achilles tendinopathy management/prevention
    • Performance technology for the prevention of injuries
    • Blood flow restriction rehabilitation for post-operative muscle weakness

Who should attend?

  • Physical therapists
  • Team and family physicians
  • Athletic trainers
  • Coaches
  • Fitness club personnel
  • School personnel involved in physical education, recreation and physical fitness programs.

The University of Delaware is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers.

Program Details

Learning objectives

Athlete adjusting running shoes

The purpose of this sports medicine seminar is to assist healthcare professionals – athletic trainers, physical therapists, sports medicine physicians, chiropractors, etc. – in the prevention, rehabilitation and return to play of sports-related injuries. At the end of this activity, participants should be able to

  • Perform creative taping methods for various injuries to return athletes to competition as soon as it is medically safe;
  • Implement current research to prevent injuries in overhead athletes;
  • Understand the value of hydrotherapy in the comprehensive care of collegiate and NFL football players;
  • Implement current research to conservatively manage Achilles tendinopathy in athletes;
  • Understand differential diagnoses and appropriate treatment measures for chronic exertional leg pain;
  • Understand the importance of utilizing performance technology in the prevention of injuries and improvement in athletic performance;
  • Implement current research to improve post-operative muscle weakness through the use of blood flow restriction rehabilitation.

Planning Committee

  • Dan Watson, MEd, LAT, ATC, conference director
  • Brandon DeSantis, MS, LAT, ATC
  • Nikki Lounsberry, MS, LAT, ATC
  • Kelly Stafford, MS, LAT, ATC
  • Melanee Johnson, MS, LAT, ATC
  • Paul Lowry, MEd, LAT, ATC
  • Leyla Kuz-Dworzak, MS, LAT, ATC
  • Mike Stant, MS, LAT, ATC
  • Caroline Howard, MS, LAT, ATC
  • Sam Korolev, MS, LAT, ATC
  • Tiana McKim, MS, LAT, ATC
  • Karissa Carty, MS, LAT, ATC
  • Steven Browne, MS, LAT, ATC
  • Stephanie Minite, MS, LAT, ATC
  • Melanie Lu, MS, LAT, ATC
  • Meghan Phelan
  • Lynn Fishlock, MEd

Registration and Fees

The Medical Aspects of Sports registration fee includes conference materials, continental breakfast and lunch. All conference materials and handouts are provided electronically.

  • Medical Aspects of Sports Seminar — $215
  • Student rate for full-time matriculated students — $80
  • Refund policy — A full refund will be given for written cancellation received by February 14, 2020. No refund will be given after this date. In the event that this program is rescheduled or canceled, the University of Delaware is not responsible for any penalties or fees assessed as a result of cancellation or modification of travel arrangements or hotel accommodations.
  • REGISTER NOW via our secure registration and payment site

Event Sponsors

This seminar is a continuing professional education program of the University of Delaware, co-sponsored by these University of Delaware departments and programs: