Injuries in Football 2021: Foot/Ankle and Core

Course Description: The course starts off with guest speaker Dr. Allen Sills, Chief Medical Officer of the NFL talking about strategies and platforms used to help reduce concussions and other injuries in football.  After that the course talks about high ankle sprains and how to manage.  Common foot injuries such as Lisfranc, turf toe and more are discussed at length on when to fix or not. The course does switch gears to talk about core injuries and treatment management.  Lastly, various exercises are provided to train and stabilize the core.  

Course Objectives:

1. Discuss the treatment and rehabilitation for ankle/foot and core injuries in the football player.

2.  Identify NFL injuries and understand how to implement reduction strategies.

3. Recognize the three common foot injuries in football and understand the severity of the injury, interpreting the next course of action

4. Discuss ways to train the core for better stabilization and peak performance.

Disclosure: Faculty Disclosures. No planners of this activity have any relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Course Outline:

  1. NFL Injury Reduction Strategies
    1. Various platforms used
    2. Reduce concussions
  2. High ankle sprains
    1. Syndesmotic injury
      • Anatomy
    2. High ankle sprain
    3. Effects of immobilization on the joint
  3. The Three Common Foot Injuries in Football: When to Play vs. When to Fix
    1. Midfoot prognosis: the good and bad
    2. Midfoot joint stability
      • Lisfranc
    3. Mechanism of injury
    4. Treatment guidelines
      • Goals of treatment
      • Non-operative treatment
    5. Cases
      • MOI
      • Issues
      • Treatment
    6. Turf Toe
    7. Lateral and Medial Pain
  4. Core Muscle Injuries
    1. Athletic Pubalgia
      • Diagnostics
      • Surgical options
      • Return to play
    2. Rehabilitation post surgery for athletic pubalgia
      • Stabilization
      • Integration Perturbations  

Participants have no equipment or materials required to take this education course.

Accreditation:

Physicians:  

Baptist Health Care is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Baptist Health Care designates this live activity for a maximum of (2) hour in AMA PRA Category I creditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses & Occupational Therapists (Florida):

Baptist Hospital, CE Broker provider # 50-183 approves this program for 2 hours credit for nurses and occupational therapists.  

Athletic Trainers 

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Andrews Research & Education Foundation P10024 is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 2 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program. 

Benton Emblom, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Sports Medicine & Hip Preservation

Allen Sills, MD, FACS

Chief Medical Officer

National Football League

Norman Waldrop, III, MD

Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon

Andrews Sports Medicine

Erik Nilssen, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Nilssen Orthopedic Ankle & Foot Center

Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT, FAPTA

Associate Clinical Director

Champion Sports Medicine

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Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin. The course starts off with guest speaker Dr. Allen Sills, Chief Medical Officer of the NFL talking about strategies and platforms used to help reduce concussions and other injuries in football. After that the course talks about high ankle sprains and how to manage. Common foot injuries such as Lisfranc, turf toe and more are discussed at length on when to fix or not. The course does switch gears to talk about core injuries and treatment management. Lastly, various exercises are provided to train and stabilize the core.
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19 Questions The course starts off with guest speaker Dr. Allen Sills, Chief Medical Officer of the NFL talking about strategies and platforms used to help reduce concussions and other injuries in football. After that the course talks about high ankle sprains and how to manage. Common foot injuries such as Lisfranc, turf toe and more are discussed at length on when to fix or not. The course does switch gears to talk about core injuries and treatment management. Lastly, various exercises are provided to train and stabilize the core.
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Up to 2.00 medical credits available  |  Certificate available The course starts off with guest speaker Dr. Allen Sills, Chief Medical Officer of the NFL talking about strategies and platforms used to help reduce concussions and other injuries in football. After that the course talks about high ankle sprains and how to manage. Common foot injuries such as Lisfranc, turf toe and more are discussed at length on when to fix or not. The course does switch gears to talk about core injuries and treatment management. Lastly, various exercises are provided to train and stabilize the core.