Global Lessons in Athletic Training Education Sessions in St. Louis

June 11, 2015 by Todd Christman
Advanced Track Session: Tuesday, June 23, 10:30am -5:00pm
The Back Pained Athlete: Assessment, Rehabilitation and Progressions to Ultimate Performance
AC, Room 221
Stuart McGill, PhD, University of Waterloo, Canada
Ed Cambridge, PhD, University of Waterloo, Canada
Moderator: Troy Hershman, MS, ATC, LAT, Ball State University
Feature Presentation Session:  Wednesday, June 24, 10:45am-12:45pm
What I Have Learned From Studying and Working with the Great Athletes
AC, Room 225
Stuart McGill, PhD, University of Waterloo
Moderator: Aaron Terranova, EdD, ATC, LAT, University of North
Carolina, Greensboro
Stuart McGill, PhD, is a Professor of spine biomechanics at the University of Waterloo. He is the author of 3 textbooks and over 300 scientific publications that address the issues of low back function, injury mechanisms, development of evidence-based rehabilitation and performance exercise. Collectively these works have received numerous national and international research awards. As a consultant, he has provided low back expertise to various government agencies, many corporations, elite athletes, professional teams and Olympic programs from many countries, and legal firms. Working at the interface between basic foundational science and clinical practice, he is one of the few scientists who is regularly asked for consult by the medical and sporting community regarding particularly difficult back cases.
Advanced Track Session: Tuesday, June 23, 10:30am -5:00pm
Enhancing Myofascial Function: A Hand's On Workshop
AC, Room 241
Robert Schleip, PhD, Ulm University, Germany
PJ O’Claire, Northeast Pilates
David Lesondak, 3UPMC
Moderator: Brent Smith, DHSc, ATC, Penn State University
Feature Presentation Session:  Wednesday, June 24, 8:15am -10:15am
Fascinating Fascia: Training and Treatment Recommendations for Muscular Connective Tissues: Scientific Foundations and Practical Applications
AC, Room 225
Robert Schleip, PhD, Ulm University, Germany
Moderator: John Vairo, PhD, ATC, Penn State University
Dr. Schleip is director of the Fascia Research Group at Ulm University/Germany and also Research Director of the European Rolfing Association. He was co-initiator of the 1st Fascia Research Congress (Harvard Medical School, Boston) as well as of the subsequent international fascia congresses. He has been a teacher of both the Rolfing method and Feldenkrais method for over 10 years, before devoting most of his time to the field of fascia research. His academic credentials include a PhD degree in human biology (Ulm University) and a MA degree in psychology (Heidelberg University). His scientific work on active fascial contractility was honored with the Vladimir Janda Award. Together with Thomas Myers, Wilbour Kelsick and several other colleagues, he formulated the basis of what is currently taught as ‘Fascial Fitness’. Dr. Schleip is author of numerous books, articles and other publications on fascia and stills maintains a private manual therapy practice in Munich/Germany.