NEW!! Hip and Knee: Complex Understanding for Simple Solutions
The hip and knee are a complex pairing comprising 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 hip and 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 two-day course will include lecture and lab demonstration to explore the complexity of the hip and the knee. Topics including femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), acetabular labral and chondral injuries, tendinopathies in the region such as gluteal, psoas, and patellar, 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), femoroplasty, and labral and meniscal repairs.
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. Click here for more details!
Global Perspective Service Learning Opportunities
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program offers a unique service learning opportunity for physical therapist students to experience a culture different from their own. DPT students can spend the final 2 weeks of the 8-week clinical practicum as members of volunteer teams providing physical therapy and other general health services to under-served populations abroad. For the last several years, students have travelled to Costa Rica in Central America.
Students experience variations in individual, social, political, economic and health values while delivering physical therapy services. Direct access to patients and minimal resources for patient management typical of rural settings challenge their decision-making and creativity as developing practitioners. Appreciation for global health concerns and a requirement to contribute to health and well being of a disadvantaged population are included among the clinical practice outcomes.
Medstar NRH Rehabilitation Network, Marymount University
In June 2014, Marymount University (MU) entered into a partnership with Medstar NRH Rehabilitation Network (MNRN). MNRN will operate a physical therapy clinic in the same building as the Department of Physical Therapy allowing for an enriching environment for MU physical therapy students to gain valuable clinical education experience.
Pursue It at Marymount University!
Dr. Victor Washington did just that when he decided to continue his education at Marymount University. He graduated in 2011 with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy and here is what he had to say about his experience.
“I found my passion for physical therapy during my recovery at Walter Reed Medical Center after a tour in Iraq. After graduating with my DPT, I started my career inpost-acute rehabilitation facility. I knew I wanted to innovate the delivery of physical therapy services, so I founded Theralution, a mobile physical therapy practice. The required Physical Therapy Management course at MU was a tremendous training ground for running a business. The class project took us through every step of starting your own practice from the ground up – a perfect foundation.”