Core Stability and Training: Not just for Athletes

Audience: PT, PTA, ATC, OT, COTA, Exercise Physiologists
Course level: Intermediate
Date: Saturday, January 28th, 2012
Check in time: 7:30-8:00am
Course time: 8:00-3:30pm
Location: St. Catherine's University. 601 25th Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454. Held on 5th floor Lab Room E560.

External Course Fee: $250.00

Contact hours: 6.0

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Speaker: John O'Halloran, D.P.T., O.C.S., A.T.C., C.S.C.S., M.D.T.
John is a licensed physical therapist and athletic trainer with more than 24 years of experience in the field of rehabilitation. He is a board-certified orthopaedic clinical specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association. He earned his post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy from Temple University. Currently, he is director of physical therapy/sports medicine at Southeastern Orthopedics in Greensboro, North Carolina, co-owner of O'Halloran Consulting, L.L.C., Summerfield, N.C. Dr. O'Halloran has studied orthopedic and sports therapy abroad in Australia and New Zealand. His post-graduate work has included manipulative therapy, His wide range of clinical experience combined with his extensive knowledge in the fiscal management of physical therapy outpatient rehabilitation services make him a very knowledgeable and skilled instructor.

Course description
There is emerging evidence linking common orthopedic dysfunction and injury to the core. Common medical model diagnosis such as patellofemoral pain, hip replacement and rotator cuff injury all have impairments that can have core implications. This presentation will put the FUN back into the FUNdamentals we all learned in our training. Clinicians in all settings who work with patients suffering from various ailments and dysfunctions are all taught the fundamentals of motor control. This presentation will describe how those fundamentals of rehabilitation (mobility, stability, controlled mobility and skill-proximal stability for distal mobility) are the foundation of core training and how a refresher on these fundamentals can greatly impact your patient's rehabilitation process.


Describe and define the anatomy of the core
Identify how to understand the concepts of core stability vs. core training and how to apply to clinical practice for all settings
Discuss incorporating the core research with clinical practice for all settings

7:30-8:00am Course check in/registration
8:00-9:00am Introduction and the history of Core Stability and Training
9:00-10:00am Review of the Literature
10:00-10:15am BREAK
10:15-11:00am Functional Anatomy of the Core
11:00-12:00pm Core Assessment with lab analysis and video analysis
12:00-1:00pm LUNCH
1:00-2:30pm Core implications and treatment strategies for the Upper Extremity and Lower Extremity
2:30-2:45pm BREAK
2:45-3:30pm Core Lab with Therapeutic Corrective Exercises or all patient populations: all settings
of Rehab including Geriatrics, joint replacement.

This course is eligible for AOTA approved provider credit. Fairview is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

This course has been approved by the MN Board of PT for Category I credits.  Approval # 5048

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