2021 AAPSM Sports Medicine E-Learning Series

2021 AAPSM SPORTS MEDICINE 2021 E-LEARNING SERIES IS NOW LIVE


We are excited to announce that AAPSM has once again partnered with PRESENT Podiatry to provide up to 12 CME units via the 2021 AAPSM Sports Medicine E-Learning Series hub.

We hope you will enjoy our 2021 line-up of presentations from many of the world’s best sports medicine clinicians and researchers covering the following topics:

  • Sports Nutrition
  • Natural Footwear
  • Functional Fitness Athletes
  • Hockey Injuries
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Achilles Tendon Offloading
  • High Resolution Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Cuboid Syndrome
  • Podiatric Sports Medicine: Week-end Warrior to Pro
  • Injuries from the Coaches and Athletes’ Perspective
  • Football Injuries

Lectures are currently being launched and can be accessed via our E-Learning hub. Please note, however, that we will be uploading additional modules as they are finalized so don’t forget to bookmark this website and check back for more CME opportunities over the coming weeks.

COMPLIMENTARY ACCESS TO A LIMITED NUMBER OF CME HOURS

AAPSM has paid for complimentary access to a limited number of CME hours from our 2021 Sports Medicine E-Learning Series which will be available to AAPSM Associates, Fellows and Senior members on a first come first serve basis.

Unfortunately, students and residents are NOT eligible to receive complimentary access to our E-Learning hub.

CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR YOUR PERSONAL COMPLIMENTARY ACCESS CODES

All AAPSM Associates, Fellows and Senior members will receive an email from PRESENT Podiatry containing personal log in codes and instructions to gain limited complimentary access to the 2021 AAPSM Sports Medicine E-Learning Series modules which AAPSM has provided for you.

Please contact us if you need to have the access instructions resent to your email address.


Featured Presentations


Jim Whalen, ATC

Professional
Affilliations

Director, Foot Health
Center of Campbell
Campbell, CA

HIGH RESOLUTION DIAGNOSTIC ULTRASOUND IN A PODIATRIC SPORTS MEDICINE PRACTICE THE BASICS
Presentation by: Douglas Robinson, DPM

Douglas Robinson, DPM presents what is diagnostic ultrasound, what the components of ultrasound are, and why use it. He also discusses the differences between ultrasound and MRI. Dr Robinson reviews the basic definitions of sonography and the common podiatric pathologies identified on ultrasound. He also reviews the CPT codes used with ultrasound.

Goals and Objectives

  • Introduce the value of diagnostic ultrasound (sonography) in readily helping with accurate care for the foot and ankle
  • Understand the basics including terminology, normal sonogram anatomy and pathology commonly seen in a Podiatric Sports Medicine practice
  • Define documentation requirements, CPT and billing for this advanced diagnostic study

 

 

 


Jim Whalen, ATC

Professional
Affilliations

Professor West Virginia
University School of Medicine
WVU Center for Diabetes
and Metabolic Health
West Virginia University
Rural Family Medicine
Program
Ranson, WV

Retail Store Update With Focus On Minimalist And Natural Footwear
Presentation by: Mark Cucuzzella, MD

The running, walking and lifestyle shoe market has evolved greatly over the last 10 years. Patients are constantly asking about what shoes they should buy. Minimalism shifted to maximalism and now what I have witnessed is a settling into what would be best termed as natural footwear. The goal in prescribing natural footwear is to restore normal foot strength and function. In this talk we will walk you through the retail center Two Rivers Treads in West Virginia. We will update you on current shoe lines and models and their features. We will also share complementary products to support natural foot health and retraining.

Goals and Objectives

  • Describe what is meant by “natural footwear”
  • Run through current models with a focus on structure, shape, and materials
  • Walk through our fit process focused on foot shape and strength, mobility, stability, and gait and Demonstrate complementary products to maintain and restore natural foot health

 

 

 


Michael Donato, DPM

Michael Donato, DPM

Professional
Affilliations

Rappahannock Foot
& Ankle Specialists
Fredericksburg, VA

Teddy Donato

Teddy Donato

Professional
Affilliations

Head Hockey Coach,
Harvard University
Assistant Coach,
2021 Gold Medal
Winning World Junior
Hockey Tournament

Daniel Donato

Daniel Donato

Professional
Affilliations

Head Hockey and
Baseball Coach
Dexter-Southfield
Boys Hockey and
Baseball Teams
Boston, MA

Hockey Injuries: A Coaches Interaction with the Athlete and Medical Staff – What they see out of interaction & How do they get their athletes back on the ice
Presentation by: Michael Donato, DPM, Teddy Donato and Daniel Donato

Round Table discussion from High School, College and Professional perspectives on return to play decisions.

Goals and Objectives

  1. Examine different perspectives from Players and families return to play.
  2. Prospective from Trainers to Medical Staff and communication with families.
  3. Prospective protocols for all three interactions to get athlete back safely.

 

 

 

 


Jim Whalen, ATC

Professional
Affilliations

Head Athletic Trainer
New England Patriots
Foxboro, MA

Common Professional Football Foot & Ankle Injuries
Presentation by: Jim Whalen, ATC

This lecture will provide insight into common foot and ankle injuries in professional football.

Goals and Objectives

Discuss the following injuries:

  • Turf Toe
  • Lis Franc
  • Jones Fx.
  • Syndesmosis


Amol Saxena, DPM

Professional
Affilliations

Department of Sports
Medicine Palo Alto
Medical Foundation
Palo Alto, CA

Podiatric Sports Medicine: Weekend Warrior to Pro
Presentation by: Amol Saxena, DPM

Learn about common myths and realities of podiatric sports injuries.

Goals and Objectives

  1. Learn about common myths and realities of podiatric sports injuries
  2. Learn evidence-based treatments for plantar fasciitis
  3. Learn evidence-based treatments for pedal stress fractures

 

 

 


Amol Saxena, DPM

Professional
Affilliations

Clinical Associate Professor,
Department of Biomechanics
California School of
Podiatric Medicine

The Biomechanics of Offloading the Achilles Tendon
Presentation by: Douglas Richie, Jr, DPM

This lecture will review current evidence for optimal healing of the ruptured Achilles tendon. Various offloading strategies as well as rehabilitation protocols will be presented. Other offloading strategies for various overuse Achilles tendon injuries will also be presented.

Goals and Objectives

  1. To review the anatomy and biomechanics of the Achilles tendon
  2. Review the pitfalls of measurement of ankle joint dorsiflexion
  3. Review treatment algorithms for non-surgical management of the Achilles tendon rupture
  4. Review the biomechanics of off-loading the Achilles and the Plantar Fascia

 

 


Brian Fullem, DPM

Professional
Affilliations

Elite Sports Podiatry
Clearwater, FL

Amol Saxena, DPM

Professional
Affilliations

Department of Sports
Medicine Palo Alto
Medical Foundation
Palo Alto, CA

Dealing with Injuries: Coaches and Athletes Perspective Part 1
Presentation by: Brian Fullem, DPM and Amol Saxena, DPM

In Part 1 of this 2-part presentation, Drs Amol Saxena and Brian Fullem discuss the current treatments for common sports pathologies. They also discuss new methods to treat stress fractures as well as how core strength, vitamin D, and other items can aid in healing sports injuries.

Goals and Objectives

  1. Understand current evidenced-based treatments for common sports pathologies
  2. Learn new methods to treat stress fractures
  3. Understand how core strength, Vitamin D and other items can aid in healing sports injury

 

Dealing with Injuries: Coaches and Athletes Perspective Part 2
Presentation by: Brian Fullem, DPM and Amol Saxena, DPM

In Part 2 of this 2-part presentation, Drs Amol Saxena and Brian Fullem discuss how a pro runner deals with his injuries including the recovery process and rehab tips.

Goals and Objectives

  1. Learn about the recovery process
  2. Understand how a pro athlete recovers
  3. Learn some rehab tips for running injuries

 

 


Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD

Professional Affiliations
Private Practice
Newton Highlands, MA

Sports Nutrition: Trends and Fads
Presentation by: Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD

When it comes to fueling for performance, both athletes and fitness exercisers alike are confused about what to eat. This session will use science-based research to address the latest fads and trends. Topics will include protein supplements, plant-based sports diets, carbohydrates, orthorexia/ "clean-eating" among athletes, ketogenic diets for endurance, energy deficiency that leads to amenorrhea, and other current sports nutrition topics.

Goals and Objectives

  1. Discuss the pros and cons of protein supplements and plant-based diets for sports-active people.
  2. Identify carbohydrate requirements for athletes, and discuss the pros and cons of a ketogenic sports diet.
  3. State with confidence the latest science-based sports nutrition practices that enhance athletic performance.


Michael Donato, DPM

Professional Affiliations
Rappahannock Foot &
Ankle Specialists
Fredericksburg, VA

Functional Fitness Athletes
Presentation by: Michael Donato, DPM

The presentation is an overview of who the functional fitness athletes are and strategies to keep them exercising while treating their injuries.

Goals and Objectives

  1. Understand the etiologies of functional fitness injuries and the joint-by-joint approach of evaluation.
  2. Strategies to prevent functional fitness fitness athlete injuries and strategies to keep them exercising despite injury.
  3. Understand the close relationship between the foot and the back in injury prevention.

 

 

 


Maggie Fournier, DPM

Professional Affiliations
Podiatrist, Gundersen
Health System

Why So Many Variations in Ankle Sprains Treatment? What Does Current Evidence Say?
Presentation by: Maggie Fournier, DPM

Acute ankle sprains are an extremely common sport injury and have varied presentations. They can lead to chronic instability and pain if not treated appropriately. Treatment variations are very common amongst providers with ongoing debates over the most appropriate treatment approach. This lecture will present current evidence to guide the provider in applying a standardized approach to diagnosing and treating these injuries.

Goals and Objectives

  1. Learn how to accurately diagnose and treat acute lateral ankle sprains.
  2. Understand how to appropriately conduct a physical evaluation of acute inversion sprain.
  3. Apply basic principles in selecting correct medical imaging needed to evaluate acute lateral ankle sprain.


Amol Saxena, DPM

Professional Affiliations
Department of Sports
Medicine Palo Alto
Medical Foundation
Palo Alto, CA

What Cuboid Syndrome Is Not
Presentation by: Amol Saxena, DPM

Learn which injuries may be confused for the elusive "cuboid syndrome."

Goals and Objectives

  1. Diagnose stress fractures that can confuse cuboid syndrome.
  2. Recognize how radiculopathy can give the appearance of cuboid pain.
  3. Learn to treat true cuboid dislocations.

 

 

 

 

 

 





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