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Anatomic, Kinesiologic, and Practical Foundations of Exercise Prescription: Focus on the Upper Extremity

May 30 - June 1, 2013
Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Presented by

Donald A. Neumann, PT, PhD, FAPTA and David M. Williams, MPT, PhD, ATC, CSCS

Course description

PT Course PhotoDr. Neumann and Dr. Williams have partnered to share their combined knowledge of clinical science and practice of musculoskeletal evaluation and treatment. Their combined experiences include over 50 years of teaching, practice, writing, research, and activities related to health care and fitness.

The course is designed for clinicians who evaluate, prescribe, and instruct their clients in upper quarter exercises, with goals of improving the functional potential and health of their clients. A strong foundation will be presented on the normal and abnormal kinesiology of the upper extremity and adjacent trunk. Through a format of lecture, demonstration, and written materials, kinesiologic principles will be integrated with the latest approach to exercise prescription and performance, regardless of age or level of performance. Exercises are presented in a progressive manner, from isolated to integrated movements. These unique and clinically relevant exercise progressions can be immediately incorporated to improve clinic practice.

As exercises are presented, coaching cues, corrective techniques, and common technique faults will be highlighted. Many patient/client cases are incorporated to provide insight into the clinical reasoning behind exercise prescription, and to highlight the specificity to which exercise programs can be tailored to each patient/client.

Course objectives participants will learn

At the end of this course, participants can:

Who should attend

This course is appropriate for ATís, PTís, OT's, PTAs, Strength and Conditioning Specialists, and Personal Trainers who prescribe and supervise exercise regimes.

Continuing Education Credit

Earn 18 hours of CEUs, approved through the NCSA, #B1059; the BOC for athletic trainers, provider #P2704; the WPTA, #14987; and 1.6 CEUs approved through the American Council on Exercise, #cep61835.

Course schedule and content

Thursday, May 30 (12:30-6:00 p.m.)

Friday, May 31 (7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)

Saturday, June 1 (7:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m.)



Donald A. Neumann, PhD, PT, FAPTA
Dr. Neumann received a Ph.D. in Exercise Science from the University of Iowa. In 1986, he joined Marquette University where he is currently Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, with a focus on the instruction of kinesiology and anatomy. Don has received multiple awards from the American Physical Therapy Association that have recognized his international teaching, writing, and research efforts. Dr. Neumann received a Teacher of the Year Award at Marquette University, and was named Wisconsinís College Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation. Dr. Neumann has received several Fulbright Scholarships to teach in Lithuania, Hungary, and Japan. He is the author of Human Kinesiology: Foundations for Rehabilitation, published by Elsevier, 2010. Donald is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy.

David Williams, MPT, Ph.D., ATC, CSCS
Dr. Williams is an Associate Clinical Professor in the University of Iowa Graduate Program in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. He directs a four course series in Musculoskeletal Therapeutics covering all aspects of orthopedic care including evaluation, manual therapy and therapeutic exercise. Dr. Williams is the Founder and President of Performance Therapies, P.C. and Performance Health and Fitness, L.C. which he oversees the delivery of integrated physical therapy, athletic training, personal training, and performance enhancement training to clients of all ages and abilities. Dr. Williams has served as a direct employee and/or consultant to teams in all four major sports leagues and continues to work with athletes from high school through Olympic and professional levels. Dr. Williamsí research focuses on neuromuscular control, specifically techniques to enhance activation of muscle, and the measurement of human performance. He is published in peer-reviewed journals and has presented nationally in his area of expertise.

Registration Form

Tuition: $300 Tuition includes the 2.5 day course with demonstrations, breakfast/lunch/snacks daily, and a comprehensive course syllabus. $50 of the tuition will be a donation to the PT Faculty Student Scholarship Fund. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Credit: Earn 18 hours of CEUs, approved through the NCSA, #B1059; the BOC for athletic trainers, provider #P2704; the WPTA, #14987; and 1.6 CEUs approved through the American Council on Exercise, #cep61835.

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