Academy Membership

Rehab Learning Center · December 5, 2020

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Academy Membership Highlights:


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SOME OF THE TOPICS TO BE COVERED:

Why Rehab Learning Academy
Tissue Injury & Healing
Physical Stress Theory & Envelope of Function
Biomechanical Concepts
Bioenergetics (Energy Systems)
Clinical Reasoning & Mentoring
On Field & Clinical Examination
On Field & Clinical Treatment
Return to Sport Determination
Multiple Case Applications

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Rehab Learning Center’s Academy membership is an interactive educational online learning platform with an end goal of examining and rehabilitating an injured athlete from the moment of injury to returning back to sport. This mentorship platform utilizes both asynchronous (independent) and synchronous (in-person online) learning strategies, as well as individual and team-based learning in which we cover multiple topics as outlined below. It is the mission of Rehab Learning Center to embrace a group of like-minded individuals willing to push each other to grow. Check out the details of the program below and complete the sign-up.
 
We believe learning from multiple perspectives enriches the entire learning experience. We love the following quote:

 
“In Life, It’s Not Where You Go, It’s Who You Travel With.” –  Charles Schulz

The general outline of academy membership includes asynchronous lecture(s) early in the week followed by a private group zoom meeting at the end of the week. Additionally, there is a private group page on rehablearningcenter.com where additional information will be shared, including exercise videos and discussions for anyone wanting to participate.

It is our goal to keep this low key learning that will help us all become better rehabilitation clinicians. If you want more information prior to signing up, check out the video and the FAQ section.

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Academy Membership Curriculum: 

  • January through November:
    • Cost:
      • One-time payment of $125 USD.
      • Student price: $75 USD for one-time payment. Contact us with proof of current student enrollment for individual coupon code.
    • Instructional strategies:
      • Multi-modal methods with emphasis on in-person synchronous implementation of pre-meeting material (asynchronous lectures/reading, etc), case presentation & application, blended approaches, community education on Zoom meetings, & discussion boards. The discussion board will also present various exercises, exams and treatment strategies with questions and reasoning for their use. Guest appearances from individuals working at various levels of athletic rehabilitation and training.
    • Content:
      • Foundational concepts of rehabilitation, including, but not limited to: tissue injury & healing, physical stress theory, envelope of function, & biomechanics as related to examination and treatment. The modules then progress to energy systems, clinical reasoning, differences in on-field and clinical examination, communication (with patients, colleagues, etc.) motivational interviewing, on-field and clinical treatment principles, assessment of joint motion and muscle performance (e.g. dynamometry, 1RM testing), assessment of biological, psychological and social determinants, orthopedic and sport-related functional tests and measures (e.g. hop tests, anaerobic clinical tests).
      • Sports examination and treatment-these sessions will build on previous sessions with an emphasis on athlete examination and treatment from time of injury until discharge (whether it be successful return to sport or otherwise), strength and conditioning principles and integration, rehabilitation and progression principles, treatment adjuncts, athlete recovery, athlete monitoring and autoregulation.
      • Several comprehensive & interactive cases where academy members utilize previously covered material to make examination, treatment and return to sport decisions on various athlete presentations.
      • Advice on resume building, interviewing for residencies and jobs, and much more.
      • Option for member presentations.

Time commitment: Asynchronous lectures average approximately 2.5 to 3 hours/ month. Voluntary Zoom meetings to integrate content & to hear from various sports medicine and other industry expert guests.

Testimonials

I loved the opportunity to present to other students and clinicians with similar passions during my time in RLC Academy. I used this opportunity to do a “test run” of my presentation that I then gave in my residency. The feedback I received helped me tighten up a few loose ends.
The cases were awesome. Even though they were virtual, there was a sense of presence in the situation; so much so that it has beneficial to me in my current position.

Membership Academy Student - Victoria Rigsby

Victoria Rigsby, PT, DPT, CSCS

Memorial Hermann Health System
IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute
Sports PT Resident

Rehab Learning Center Academy provided a relaxed atmosphere from which I felt I could openly contribute, provide and receive feedback on my reasoning. It was a good step in challenge between PT school and my current ortho residency.
I believe you can never get enough “reps” in a mentored, challenging environment. RLC Academy was perfect for me.

Membership Academy Student - Logan Couce

Logan Couce, PT, DPT, CSCS

University of Utah Orthopaedic Resident

While I haven’t yet decided if a residency is the next step for me, my time in RLC Academy helped me to better organize my interests and provided me with great information on how to best seek mentorship, the potential benefits of a residency, and more. It was a very valuable experience; I liked that Mike was open to our input on the cases, and as his former student I continue to be in awe of his compassionate and uplifting approach to teaching and providing feedback.”

Membership Academy Student - Yusra Ifitkhar

Yusra Iftikhar, PT, DPT

Orthopedic & Sports Clinician

Our presentation that we gave for RLC Academy was just the right amount of pressure I needed to prepare diligently for my upcoming residency talk. We were able to utilize the feedback we received and direct our talk a little better towards our goals. The family atmosphere of RLC Academy makes me feel like I am always welcome back.

I really appreciated how the material gradually built into the comprehensive cases. I was able to go back to what was previously covered and reason through rehabilitation progression with sound clinical reasoning.

Membership Academy Student - Ashley Reichert

Ashley Reichert, PT, DPT, CSCS

Texas Health Sports Medicine Sports PT Resident

I am currently doing an ortho residency. The time I spent in RLC Academy prepared me quite well for the challenge a residency offers. I particularly liked the well-designed combination of asynchronous and synchronous learning. The synchronous time was very helpful to reinforce the asynchronous lectures.

It was great to provide input into in the ‘live meetings’ regarding some unique skills I had learned during my clinical rotations. The ability to interact with so many unique individuals already has proven to be invaluable.

Melissa Minniti

Melissa Minniti, PT, DPT, CSCS

Orthopedic Resident at Tampa VA

I greatly appreciated my time in RLC Academy. I don’t see myself doing a formal residency, but the modules on clinical reasoning and mentorship helped me seek out mentors where I work.

The guest speakers were awesome and provided invaluable input. They also made me realize there are many paths to your goals.

I appreciated the opportunity to present on the panel discussion and bounce ideas off of everyone.

Morgan Kamau

Morgan Kama, PT, DPT
STAFF THERAPIST

Benchmark Physical therapy 


Frequently Asked Questions For Academy Members

What is Rehab Learning Center Academy?

This academy membership is an online learning platform that uses both synchronous (live, in-person) and asynchronous (not live, watch on your own time), as well as independent and team-based learning strategies. The mission of Rehab Learning Center is one of constant learning and improvement. We believe in a couple of famous quotes:

“Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” Abigail Adams

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin 

We have designed this program to be a friendly yet challenging learning platform that you will travel along with like-minded individuals, all intending to be the best they can be.

What are the objectives of Rehab Learning Center Academy?

There are many objectives of the academy membership. Ultimately, we want to surround ourselves with like-minded individuals that will push each other in a collegial and non-threatening way to improve for the betterment of those we care for.

The final objective is for you to be able to synthesize and make critical decisions on an injured athlete, from the moment they are injured until they return to their sport. In order to accomplish this goal, we present complex cases that build throughout the academy with the final objective to return that athlete back to their sport via decisions you make in the presented cases.

Who is Rehab Learning Center Academy membership intended for?

RLC Academy is intended for highly motivated, passionate and driven clinicians and students wanting to continue to challenge themselves and grow. This is not an alternative or substitute for college or university programs/residencies, EMR courses, etc; rather a supplement. While the last modules focus strongly on orthopedics and sports medicine, the first modules are applicable to other domains as well.

We believe this program has applicability to multiple rehabilitation professions (e.g. athletic training, physiotherapy, medicine, chiropractic, occupational therapy, strength and conditioning, fitness profession)

When does it start?

January 2021

How long is the Academy?

11 months. It runs from January through November

What do the sessions consist of?

The first sessions consist of concepts including tissue injury & healing, basic biomechanical concepts, bioenergetics, clinical reasoning, and mentoring. The following sessions build on details of the examination of an injured athlete (both at the event and in the clinic), muscle performance assessments, return to sport assessments, and strength and conditioning and rehabilitation integration. The final sessions focus on completing previously introduced interactive cases, participant presentations, guest speakers who are working in sports medicine and advice on interviews for residencies and employment.

What is the weekly time commitment?

There will be lectures to view and/or articles to read that could require anywhere from 2-4 hours/month. Every week to every other week voluntary Zoom meetings will utilizes an interactive learning strategy to cover that week’s material and/or a hear from a guest speaker of someone working in athletic rehabilitation and conditioning.

Is it mandatory to watch/read the material for the week? Is it required to attend the Zoom meetings?

We appreciate that life is busy, and things come up. We do not require participation. We, of course, strongly encourage taking full advantage of all the material that is offered to get the most out of the program. If you want to receive continuing education credit you will need to complete the entire program, including quizzes.

I am a practicing clinician. I would like to see if I can get continuing education credit for participating?

Rehab Learning Center is a National Athletic Trainer’s Association Approved Provider, BOC AP# P10231. We also have had our continuing education courses approved by various states in the USA.

What is the cost?

  • One-time payment of $125 USD.
  • Student price: $75 USD for one-time payment. Contact us with proof of current student enrollment for individual coupon code.

Is there a student membership discount?

Yes. Email a copy of your current student ID to support@rehablearningcenter.com

What if I enroll late or decide I just want to attend one of the later sessions?

We appreciate and understand this request. We expect word of mouth advertising to be powerful from those enrolled in the program. We truly believe this program is unique and packed with great content.

Enrollment closes January 31, 2021 10 pm (EST).

If you have even the slightest interest, we believe it would be worth your time to check the academy out and take the free lessons. You will need to sign up to Rehab Learning Center to view these free lessons.

I saw mention of the opportunity to present in the academy. Can you please clarify?

One of the many purposes of Rehab Learning Center Academy is to help grow the professions working with patients. We have benefitted from great mentoring to get where we are today. This program and the very low price are part of our paying it forward, so to speak. Additionally, in the final lessons we provide the opportunity for any academy member to present. This could be a presentation you are doing for a meeting, for your clinical rotation, for an Inservice, etc. It could be a ‘test drive’ for your real purpose of putting the presentation together. It simply could be an opportunity to get more practice doing a presentation in a ‘safe’ environment.

Doing a presentation is NOT a requirement to complete the academy. We simply offer it and other ‘perks’ (to be disclosed to members) as a reward for those working so hard and staying with the program.

What type of individuals are you looking for to be involved in the academy?

Great question. There is no specific ‘type’ of individual. We are looking for passionate, driven, hard-working individuals who are willing to challenge themselves and grow in their knowledge. We believe it will be important for all individuals participating in RLC Academy to be compassionate, willing to challenge their assumptions and be willing to work and contribute to team learning. We wish for everyone to grow as a result of our collaborative learning environment.

Sign Me Up! What’s the next step?

Enroll and enter credit card information.

You will find your course in the “Student Dashboard”, which is located in the left sidebar.

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