Use of Neurodynamics to Enhance Hamstring Strain Recovery Webinar

Date: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:15
Webinar Fee: 
$15.00 for NATA members / $25.00 for non-members
CEUs: 
1 CEU
Target Audience: 
Athletic Trainers
Presenter
Presenter: 
Vince Dicriscio MS, ATC, CSCS, NASM-PES, NASM-CES
Bio: 
Vince Dicriscio completed his bachelor's degree at Central Michigan University and his master's degree at Georgia State University. He is currently a doctoral candidate for his PhD in Athletic Training from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Vince has been a Certified Athletic Trainer for the past 16 years, where he has work in a variety of settings both clinically and as an instructor that include NCAA Division I and III, as well as, a public high school. He is currently the Head Athletic Trainer at Notre Dame of Maryland University. He has multiple additional certifications that include,National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), National Academy of Sports Medicine Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM-PES) and Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM-CES), and Functional Movement Screening Specialist. Vince resides in Nottingham, MD a suburb of Baltimore, MD and lives with his wife Blair, with whom they are expecting their first child, a baby boy in March 2019, and their dog Lucy.
Abstract: 
Hamstring injuries remain a common occurrence in sport and a challenging issue for the health care clinician to adequately manage while minimizing the risk of re-injury and time to return to play. Adverse neurodynamics are a dysfunction within the nervous system which may play a role in recovery of hamstring function due to the close proximity of muscular and neural tissue. As a result neural factors may contribute to decreased mobility and increased sensitivity. Therefore many clinicians may not incorporate neural components of rehabilitation unless trigger words are used by the patient and focus on other primary tissues such as muscle and tendon. Therefore the incorporation of neurodynamic mobilization will address the neural tissue specifically and potentially enhance rehabilitation of the hamstring strain injuries, decrease recovery time and risk of re-injury. This presentation will review hamstring injury rates, intrinsic and extrinsic factors for hamstring injury, neurodynamics for the lower extremity, published research on outcome measures of neurodynamics on hamstring function (i.e. range of motion, hamstring strength, time of return to play), and anecdotal evidence from clinical practice.
Athletic Training Domains: 
Domain 4 – Therapeutic Intervention
Course Level: 
Essential
Clinical Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

Participants will be able to compare the efficacy of neurodynamics to traditional stretching techniques in changes of hamstring range of motion and hamstring strength following interventions.
Participants will be able to construct concepts on the incorporation of neurodynamics into the rehabilitation plan of hamstring strains.
Participants will be able to recognize alternative methods in clinical practice with the incorporation of neurodynamics.
Participants will be able to consider the rate and re-injury rate of hamstring strains and potential incorporation of neurodynamics to decrease re-injury rate.
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