30.3 - Special Topics: Enhancing Performance Using a Mind, Body, Metric Approach

Course Description

This 6-monograph series is divided into 2 major areas: Optimizing Performance and Optimizing Recovery. Both areas are a blend of timely and informative topics relevant to today’s practicing therapist. We provide performance experts who discuss mental techniques to enhance performance, the role of wearables, and training methods for runners.

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Course Overview

Course Format: Online with an option to purchase the print version

Contact Hours: 30 contact hours

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Special Topics: Enhancing Performance Using a Mind, Body, Metric Approach

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Online Only Online + Hard Copy
AOPT Member $200 $240
Non-AOPT Member $300 $340

Cancellation Policy

Due to the automation of our learning management system allowing you instant access to the online content and the immediate order placement for a plus print product, there are no refunds after an order is placed.

International Shipping Policy

International shipping is NOT available when purchasing a plus print copy of our independent study courses. The online copy allows you instant access to any course with the ability to print a pdf copy. Note: APO and FPO addresses are serviced by the USPS and the Military Postal Service Agency and are available for plus print shipping.

Course Objectives

  1. Identify nutrition concerns that may interfere with optimal health and well-being.
  2. Describe current evidence-based nutrient and supplement recommendations and their impact on healing and inflammation.
  3. Provide recommendations on nutrition to optimize rehabilitation protocols and recovery from injury.
  4. Identify events occurring during each phase of the sleep cycle.
  5. Understand the implications of sleep loss on health.
  6. Implement a sleep screening instrument in clinical physical therapy practice.
  7. Understand of the physiology underlying the effectiveness of blood fl ow restriction.
  8. Identify populations with whom to consider the use of blood fl ow restriction.
  9. Appropriately prescribe blood fl ow restriction with resistance exercise based on current evidence.
  10. Identify psychosocial strategies to enhance adherence to injury rehabilitation.
  11. Appreciate the role of an inter-professional approach to injury rehabilitation.
  12. Describe the varied uses of wearable technologies in clinical practice.
  13. Discuss the benefits and limitations of using wearable technologies in monitoring performance.
  14. Differentiate among training methods for runners with different levels of ability.
  15. Develop a return-to- running program based on a runner’s level of ability.

Topics and Authors

  • Current Trends in Nutrition and Supplementation with Relevance to the Physical Therapist
    Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN
  • Let Me Sleep On It: Sleep for Healthy Aging and Optimal Performance
    Kristinn I. Heinrichs, PhD, PT, NCS, SCS, ATC; Melanie M. Weller, MPT, OCS, CEEAA, ATC
  • Blood Flow Restricted Exercise: Physical Therapy Patient Management Using Current Evidence
    Johnny G. Owens, MPT; Luke Hughes, PhD; Stephen Patterson, PhD
  • Mental Techniques for Performance
    Scott B. Martin, PhD, FACSM, FAASP; Rebecca Zakrajsek, PhD, CMPC®; Taylor Casey, MEd; Alexander Bianco, MS
  • Wearable Technologies for Monitoring Human Performance
    Mike McGuigan, PhD, CSCS
  • Training Methodologies for Runners
    Jerry-Thomas Monaco, PT, DPT, OCS; Richard G. Hubler, Jr., PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT