30.32 - Special Topics: Optimizing Performance

NOTE: This 3-monograph course is included with the 6-monograph set, 30.3, Special Topics: Enhancing Performance Using a Mind, Body, Metric Approach.

Course Description

This course focuses on Optimizing Recovery and is a blend of timely and informative topics relevant to today's practicing therapist. Experts in the field discuss unique topics dealing with the mental performance applied to patient care and new innovations to include the use of wearables to track performance. Effectively treating runners of varied ability and how to return each to a high level are also covered.

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Course Overview

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

Contact Hours: 15 contact hours

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Special Topics: Optimizing Performance

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Online Only Online + Hard Copy
AOPT Member $120 $145
Non-AOPT Member $220 $245

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 psychosocial strategies to enhance adherence to injury rehabilitation.
  2. Appreciate the role of an inter-professional approach to injury rehabilitation.
  3. Describe the varied uses of wearable technologies in clinical practice.
  4. Discuss the benefits and limitations of using wearable technologies in monitoring performance.
  5. Differentiate among training methods for runners with different levels of ability.
  6. Develop a return-to- running program based on a runner’s level of ability.

Topics and Authors

  • 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