IJATT Part 1: Evidence-Based Practice

IJATT Part 1: Evidence-Based Practice

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    Online Course

    Course components are delivered online:
    • Six evidence-based practice articles from the International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training
    • Continuing education exam
    Learning Objectives
    After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
    • Identify the best-available evidence in regards to treatment or physical agent parameters for optimal recovery.
    • Summarize certain foundational concepts that are related to evidence-based practice.
    • Incorporate the best-available evidence with clinical decision-making.
    • Interpret the best-available evidence in relation to prevention, recognition, evaluation, and/or treatment of certain athletic injuries/illnesses.

    IJATT Part II: Evidence-Based Practice Online CE Course supports the initiative in the athletic training profession to integrate the best new research and evidence into clinical decision making with the goal of improving patient outcomes. Certified athletic trainers completing this course may earn continuing education units to apply toward the newly required evidence-based practice category to maintain their certification.

    This online continuing education course consists of a collection of six evidence-based articles originally published in the International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training (IJATT). The articles address various treatment modalities and cover a range of topics including low-level laser therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, and cryotherapy for treatment of delayed-onset muscle soreness. The articles are followed by an online exam containing 54 questions. Upon passing the exam, you may print out and submit a certificate for continuing education credits.

    Evidence-based practice is becoming the standard for all allied health professionals. The articles in this online course introduce athletic trainers to the concept of seeking out and evaluating relevant research so they may apply it to their daily practice to aid their athletes.

    Table of Contents

    Evidence-Based Guidelines for Utilization of Dexamethasone Iontophoresis
    Christopher D. Brown and Christine A. Lauber
    ©2011 Human Kinetics • IJATT 16(4), pp. 33-36

    Comparison of Shortwave Diathermy and Microwave Diathermy
    David O. Draper
    ©2013 Human Kinetics • IJATT 18(6), pp. 13-17

    Research Evidence for Therapeutic Ultrasound Effectiveness
    Lindsey Eberman, Holly Schumacher, Andrew J. Niemann, Heather M. Adams, and Leamor Kahanov
    ©2013 Human Kinetics • IJATT 18(4), pp. 20-22

    Ankle Laxity and Self-Reported Function in Individuals With Chronic Ankle Instability
    Megan N. Houston and Matthew C. Hoch
    ©2014 Human Kinetics • IJATT 19(2), pp. 20-22

    Low Level Laser Therapy: A Review of Research Evidence
    Nathan D. Newman and Katie J. Homan
    ©2014 Human Kinetics • IJATT 19(1), pp. 11-14

    Cryotherapy for Treatment of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
    James G. Snyder, Jatin P. Ambegaonkar, and Jason B. Winchester
    ©2011 Human Kinetics • IJATT 16(4), pp. 28-32
    Continuing Education Exam (54 questions)

    Audience

    A continuing education course for certified athletic trainers seeking further education in evidence-based practice.

    About the Author

    The articles in this online course package were compiled by the editors in chief of the International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training.

    Jennifer M. Medina McKeon, PhD, ATC, CSCS, is an assistant professor in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance at Ithaca College in New York. Her academic and research interests include functional anatomy and pathoanatomy, biomechanics, sport injury epidemiology and time-to-event analysis, evidence-based practice, and clinical analysis of risk factors associated with lower-extremity injury. She has received funding from the National Institutes of Health and has presented her research at the local, national, and international levels.

    Patrick O. McKeon, PhD, ATC, CSCS, is a BOC-certified athletic trainer who joined the Ithaca College athletic training faculty in 2013. McKeon’s research focuses on functional alterations associated with lower-extremity joint injury, specifically ankle instability. He incorporates patient-, clinician-, and laboratory-oriented outcomes to evaluate these alterations due to injury and rehabilitation. McKeon seeks to develop a greater understanding of the restoration of sensorimotor function associated with musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

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