Rehab Learning Center
Academy Membership Highlights:
SOME OF THE TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
Why Rehab Learning Academy
Tissue Injury & Healing
Physical Stress Theory & Envelope of Function
Bioenergetics (Energy Systems)
Clinical Reasoning & Mentoring
On Field & Clinical Examination
On Field & Clinical Treatment
Return to Sport Determination
Multiple Case Applications
Sorry you missed us for enrollment in 2021.
Check back in November for enrollment for 2022.
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.
Academy Membership Curriculum:
- January through November:
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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, 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 Kama, PT, DPT
Benchmark Physical therapy