MedSport Continuing Education

2025 Continuing Education Courses 

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Completed Courses

Emergency Response for the Athlete (ERA) 

Hosted by MedSport

Full ERA Course
Course Information - Registration Closed.

Recertification Course
Course Information - Registration Closed.

Personalized Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation

Owens Recovery Science
8.5 CEU/PDR Approved through BOC and MPTA

Course Overview

Blood flow restriction rehabilitation (BFR) is a powerful tool for the rehabilitation and fitness professional. With over 160 peer-reviewed articles in the scientific literature the efficacy cannot be denied. By applying a tourniquet to exercising limbs you can improve strength, hypertrophy and endurance changes while using a very light load within a small space like an athletic training room or small treatment room.

Course Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, attendees will be able to:



  • Discuss the benefits of blood flow restriction (BFR) training.
  • Discuss indications and contraindications of BFR training.
  • Demonstrate safe and effective placement of BFR cuffs.
  • Compare and contrast different uses of BFR from bed ridden to athletic performance training.
  • Critically analyze the utility of BFR in the rehabilitation setting.
  • Develop and devise a training program for a potential patient or client course

Course Outline

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Hour 1 - Introduction

  • What is Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training
  • Why would a clinician use BFR - Increase strength/hypertrophy/cardiovascular function in a rehab setting
  • Why would a fitness fanatic use BFR - Increase strength/hypertrophy/recovery/cardiovascular in a gym/CrossFit setting
  • Case Studies

Hour 2 - The Science Behind BFR Training.

Hour 3 - How Does BFR Work?

Hour 4 - Who Benefits from BFR?

  • Who should avoid BFR? Indications/Contraindications
  • Programming BFR training
  • Defining high intensity training
  • Defining low intensity training
  • Establishing a 1RM using a 10RM test
  • Reps and sets and total volume

Hour 5 - Using BFR Cuffs

  • Compression Scale
  • Pneumatic Compression Scale
  • Upper Extremity Application - Zone i. radial pulse
  • Lower Extremity Application - Zone i. posterior tibialis pulse

Hour 6 - Upper Extremity Exercises

Hour 7 - Lower Extremity Exercises

Hour 8 - Using BFR for Recovery

Hour 9 - Using BFR for Increasing Aerobic Capacity 


The Painful Shoulder: Complex Not equals to math symbol Complicated

Adam Meakins, Specialist Physiotherapist, Sports Scientist and Strength and Conditioning Coach
10.5 CEU/PDR Approved through BOC and MPTA

Course Overview

A fun and informal workshop packed full of evidence-based information designed for all therapists regardless of their experience or profession, who are looking for a patient-centered, pragmatic approach to the assessment and management of painful shoulder issues.

The course aims to give all attendees the confidence that doing the simple things well is both effective and evidence based. It will cut through a lot of the confusion and complexity to give you a clearer, simpler, more practical way to assess and manage shoulder issues.

The course doesn’t promise any fancy techniques, miracle cures, or quick fixes. Instead, it focuses on simple, honest, practical approaches giving a lot of information and ideas that can be used with patients dealing with painful shoulders.

Course Learning Objectives

Explain the assessment, management, and treatment of the most encountered shoulder problems.



  • Explain the assessment, management and treatment of the most commonly encountered shoulder problems.
  • Generate how to best assess and diagnose painful shoulders.
  • Discuss some common myths and misconceptions around shoulder anatomy, biomechanics, assessments, and pathology.
  • Identify how to best assess shoulder movement, strength, endurance, power, proprioception, and its kinetic chain.
  • Devise a plan for all levels of shoulder rehab exercises and learn how to design a comprehensive and progressive rehab program.

Course Outline

Day 1

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  
Welcome and Simplifying the Shoulder
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 
Principles of Assessment and Treatment
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 
Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Anatomy and Biomechanics
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Lunch Break
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Red Flags and Masqueraders
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
The Stiff Shoulder
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Coffee Break
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
The Stiff Shoulder (continued)
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Question and Close
Day 2
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
The Weak Shoulder
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Rehab Practical Session 1
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Break
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The Loose Shoulder
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Rehab Practical Session 2
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Questions and Close 

MedSport Symposium: From Injury to Recovery

University of Michigan Health


6.5 CEU/PDR (Full Day attendance) and 4 CEU/PDR (Virtual/Morning Attendance only).  Approval through the BOC and MPTA.
1 CEU Pain Science Credit
This event satisfied the pain and symptom management requirement for licensure of health care providers in the State of Michigan.

Course Overview

Join us live for a diverse agenda of sports medicine topics exploring sport-related injury mechanisms, sports medicine and surgical management of injuries, and rehabilitation towards recovery.

We are very excited to highlight our keynote speaker, Dr. Edward Wojtys, in his discussion on the latest research in exercise and anterior cruciate ligament injury.  Lectures and lab-based sessions will be presented by internationally respected MedSport and NeuroSport faculty along with allied health experts.
Topics include: 
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Pediatric Knee Injuries
  • Stress Fractures
  • Knee Cartilage Injuries
  • Knee instability
  • Sport Concussion
  • Sport Related Vestibular Injuries
  • Pain Science in Sports Medicine
  • Weight Lifting in Rehabilitation
  • Screening Female Athletes
  • Hip Instability
  • Return to Sport Testing
  • Nutrition following Surgery
  • Youth Throwing/Overhead Athletes

Course Learning Objectives

  • Apply history and examination findings concerning for bone stress injuries, review the high-risk bone stress injuries, and learn how to counsel patients on preventing bone stress injuries. 
  • Identify visual symptoms, possible treatment options, and oculomotor abnormalities related to concussion. 
  • Describe what new techniques in ACL surgery and rehabilitation are being implemented and the evidence for these techniques.
  • Explain how fatiguability of the ACL can contribute to ligament failure.
  • Identify 2 strategies to reduce fear-avoidance behavior in the sports medicine patient population.

Course Outline


Welcome and Introduction
Kristen Schuyten, DPT and Eileen A. Crawford, MD
Shoulder Instability
Bruce Miller, MD
Advances in Rotator Cuff Management
James Carpenter, MD
Panel all
Advances in Cartilage Management at the Knee
John Grant, MD
Current Trends in Treatment of Pediatric ACL Injuries
Eileen Crawford, MD
Patellar Instability
David Patterson, MD
The Epidemic of Bone Stress Injuries in Young Athletes
Mark Reiderer, MD
Panel all
Sport Concussion Management
Matt Lorincz, MD
Vestibular Occular Rehab
Meagan Tucker, OD
Kellogg Eye Center
Panel all
Key Note Speaker Introduction
Eileen Crawford, MD
Research update on how exercise affects ACL
Ed Wojtys, MD
Pain Science in Sports Medicine
Pain Science 1 CEU Credit
Corey Snyder, PT
LUNCH BREAK: 12:30pm-1:15pm
Injury Prevention for Youth Baseball Athletes
Jen DeMink, DPT and Paul Jankowski, PT
Nutrition after Injury/Surgery
Shana Rosenthal/Joelle Garant
Weight Lifting in the Rehab Setting:  Clinical Application of the Squat & Deadlift
Luke Voss, DPT and Trevor O’Brien, ATC
Closing Remarks Room A
Return to Sport Testing - Lower Extremity
Jess Kellum, DPT and Tyler Bolley, DPT
Hip Instability Management – Performing Arts Perspective
Kristen Schuyten, DPT and Renita Romaniski, ATC
An external orthopedic assessment of the female pelvis
Cassie Klemczak, DPT and Kendra Dunsford, DPT

Closing Remarks Room A

The Science PT

Complex Understanding for Simple Solutions: The Knee

Erik Meira, PT, DPT 


11 CEU/PDR Approved through BOC and MPTA
2hrs Virtual Applying Science to Practice prior to course.

Course Overview

The knee is a complex region that comprises the structural and functional core of many human movements, from ADL to sport. Rehab professionals such as physical therapists and athletic trainers are in a unique position to evaluate, treat, and oversee the recovery of patients with knee injuries. They also often find themselves in the position to assist with developing injury reduction programs for active populations. Having a deeper understanding of what is known and not known can help professionals develop the most effective programs to address these issues.

This one-day course will include lecture and lab demonstration to explore the complexity of the knee and the patient attached to it. Topics including tendinopathies in the region such as patellar and quadriceps, ligamentous injuries, meniscal tears, and patellofemoral pain (PFP) will be discussed. There will also be extensive exploration of postoperative management and return to play strategies for common procedures such as anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR), meniscal repairs, etc. These concepts will be rooted in a strong foundation of biomechanics and the role that force plays in these presentations.

This complex content will be presented in a way that is simple to understand and even simpler to implement by focusing on key concepts in a hierarchical format.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Explain how to use a funnel analogy to simplify the complexities of evidence-based practice.
  • Design a simple screen for athletes that may be at higher risk for knee injury or second injury.
  • Explain how to manipulate biomechanics to alter symptoms presentation in lower extremity dysfunction.
  • Describe the most effective programs for reducing the risk for lower extremity injuries.
  • Identify primary goals of postoperative rehabilitation to maximize return to sport function.
  • Design a targeted and streamlined exercise progression for maximal benefit.
  • Compose a basic description of dynamical systems and how that applies to rehabilitation

Course Outline

Friday, October 27, 2023

2 hours
Applying science to practice
Virtual on your own prior to in-person
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Understanding human movement as a dynamical system
8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Envelope of Function
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Overview of knee pathologies and biomechanics
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Mechanisms of ACL injuries/Injury reduction strategies
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Postoperative rehab of knee pathologies/Return to play decision making
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Exercise progressions for knee rehabilitation
Lecture/Live Demonstration
4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Knee cases
5:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wrapping it up/Putting it all together
Demonstration of Learning
Online segment via quiz. In-person via live Q&A/discussion and demonstration of key concepts.