Original price was: $499.00.Current price is: $449.00.

(You choose, Attend LIVE In Person or Virtually) – Location: Hilton Marietta Hotel & Conference Center


Recent Advances in Sports Medicine: Innovations & Evidence Based Medicine Treatments on December 6-7, 224 in Atlanta, GA

This evidence based new course Recent Advances in Sports Medicine:  Innovations & Evidence Based Medicine Treatments is designed to present to the clinician the most recent and state of the art information in the treatment of patient injuries, and or dysfunctions of the shoulder, knee, hip and elbow complex.  This course will specifically discuss treatments for specific types of athletes but also the everyday orthopaedic patient as well.

This course will discuss the most current evidence based treatment approaches to various injuries, pathologies and surgeries for the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee joints’.  Through lecture presentations, videos of rehabilitation techniques and surgeries, demonstrations, hands-on laboratory sessions, open discussions and problem solving of patient case studies; the attendee will have an opportunity to master new and effective evaluation and treatment techniques and strategies.  Course participants will have the opportunity to learn from lecture and through open discussion of case studies.

Case Studies

Case studies of patients will be presented by Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT, FAPTA as well as by course participants. These case studies will be followed by evidence-based problem-solving discussions, providing a comprehensive learning experience.

Course participants will have the opportunity to learn from lectures and through open discussions of case studies. This interactive approach ensures a thorough understanding of the material and its practical application.

– Kevin Wilk

Additional Faculty

Jeffrey Dugas, MD
Anthony Romeo, MD
E. Lyle Cain, Jr., MD
Bob Mangine, PT, ATC
Sue Falsone, PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT
JW Thomas Byrd, MD
William Kibler, MD

Topics Covered:

  • Shoulder
  • Knee
  • Hip
  • Elbow

Event Details

December 6-7, 2024  - (Friday - Saturday)

COURSE TIMES:    Registration @ 8:00am
Day 1:  8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Day 2:  8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Please note:
A digital course manual is provided and will be emailed the week of this event.

Course Location:
Hilton Marietta Hotel & Conference Center
500 Powder Springs Street
Marietta, GA  30064

Start date: December 06, 2024

End date: December 07, 2024

Start time: 08:00 a.m.

End time: 04:30 p.m.

Venue: Hilton Marietta Hotel and Conference Center

Address: 500 Powder Springs St, Marietta, GA 30064


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Register by November 7th, 2024 for early bird discount:  $449.0 (SAVE $50.00)
(Full Price Both Days:  $499.00)


About Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT, FAPTA:

Kevin E. Wilk served as President of the Sports Section of the APTA from 6/2007 to 6/2010 and has trained more than 6,000 professionals through hands-on seminars and spoken to tens of thousands at more than 800 events worldwide.

Kevin Wilk has been a physical therapist, researcher and educator for over 39 years. Kevin is currently Associate Clinical Director and Co-Founder for Champion Sports Medicine (a Select Medical Facility) in Birmingham, AL.   Dr. Wilk is also the Vice-President of clinical research and education for Select Medical.

In addition, he is the Director of Rehabilitative Research at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham and is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.  Dr Wilk received his physical therapy from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, IL, and his DPT from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of HealthCare Professions in Boston, MA.

Kevin Wilk’s Current Biography – Wilk Shoulder and Bibliography

Run Time:  2 Days (13 hours)

Attendees:  Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Athletic Trainers, Occupational Therapists, M.D.’s and Students


  • Lab clothing:
    • Tank top or halter top to expose the shoulder
    • & or shorts to expose the knee
  • A mat (or blanket), a pillow, and a large towel for lab table.
  • Also, bring a sense of humor and your brain for some new concepts & thoughts!

Course Evaluation: Yes
Certificate of Completion
Course Workbook (digital copy provided via email prior to start of the course)


  • Certificate of attendance is provided for Continuing Education
  • Approved for 13 CE hours for PTs and PTAs in the following states;
    AL, AR, CT, DE, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MA, MI, MT, NE, NH, NY, NC, ND, NV, OR, SC, SD, UT, VT, WA, WI, WY
  • NYSED approved for 13 hours of CEs for PTs and PTAs
  • GA CE approval for PTs and PTAs (pending approval)
  • Northeast Seminars  (BOC AP#P498) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 13 Category A hours/CEUs.  ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.


Friday:  Upper Extremity Day
8:00-8:30 Advances & Innovations in Shoulder Rehabilitation (Wilk)
8:30-9:00 Innovations ion Shoulder Surgery (Dugas)
9:00-9:30    Clinical Examination: What They Don’t Teach You in School ( Live Demo & Lab)
9:30-10:00 Non-operative rehabilitation of rotator cuff lesions (Wilk)
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-10:45  New surgery options for rotator cuff tears.  In Space Balloon, SCR, Patches, & Repairs (Romeo)
10:45-11:15  Rehab which matches the surgery for rotator cuff tears (Wilk)
11:15-11:45  Scapular dyskinesis – what are most effective treatments (Kibler)
11:45-12:00 Questions & Answers
12:00-1:00   Lunch
1:00-1:30   The Role of the Spine/Head & Posture & It’s Contribution to Shoulder Pain (Thomas)
1:30-2:00   Techniques to improve shoulder motion for the patient with loss of motion (Lab) (Wilk)
2:00-2:45    Rehabilitation of the overhead athlete: Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, Golf & more (Wilk)
2:45-3:00   Break
3:00-3:30   Return to Play testing & Criteria: New Testing Protocols (Wilk)
3:30-4:00.   Recent Advances on Elbow Surgeries (Griffith)
4:00-4:30   Open Discussion & Case Studies

Saturday: Lower Extremity
8:00-8:30  Proprioception, Neuromuscular & Neurocognitive Rehab for the Knee Patient – (Wilk)
8:30-9:00  Various ACL Surgeries: Repair, BEAR, Reconstruction, Tibial slope corrections & more (Cain)
9:00-9:30  Rehab Based on the Specific ACL Surgery: ACL Repair, BEAR, Reconstruction based on Various grafts & tibial slope corrections (Wilk)
9:30-10:00  Meniscus Surgery Update (MD Talk)
10:00-10:15  Break
10:15-10:45  Rehab following various meniscus or articular cartilage surgeries (Ivey)
10:45-11:15  Return to Play Testing: New Tests & Criteria (Wilk)
11:15-11:45  Why Neurocognitive Training & Testing is Important (Mangine)
11:45-12:00  Questions & Answers
12:00-1:00  Lunch Break
1:00-1:30  Dry Needling: What’s the Point (Falsone)
1:30-2:00  Vibration, Tissue Preparation & Techniques to Enhance Motion (Thomas)
2:00-2:30  Athletic Publegia: Mechanism of Injury, Identification & Rx (Emblom)
2:30-2:45  Break
2:45-3:30  Update on Hip Rehabilitation: FAI, Labral Repair & more… (Campbell)
3:30-4:00  Techniques to train the core for spine &/or hip patients (Thomas)
4:00-4:15  Open Discussions & Case Studies
4:15 Closure

Course Objectives

At the completion of the course the participate will be able to achieve the following for the shoulder, knee, elbow & hip joints’:

  1. Define the anatomy and biomechanics
  2. Design & demonstrate a complete clinical examination including a thorough subjective history & physical examination.
  3. Interpret the information obtained from the clinical examination & functional assessment and develop a treatment plan.
  4. Demonstrate and organize a functional assessment for specific disorders & lesions.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of various injuries for these joints.
  6. Understand various surgical procedures of the glenohumeral joint, elbow joint, hip & knee joints.
  7. Design an evidence based medicine treatment approach.
  8. Design & perform a specific return to play or return to work functional assessment
  9. Analyze specific exercise techniques, such as neurocognitive, strengthening, dynamic stabilization & other forms of exercises and understand joint kinematics and muscular activity & then be able to develop the treatment plan for the appropriate exercises for the specific types of patient.
  10. Integrate the information presented in this course and demonstrate problem-solving skills through the development of treatment plans of specific case studies presented.
  11. Design & demonstrate a thorough rehabilitation program for specific lesions for the shoulder, elbow, hip & knee joints

Additional Info

  • Course-related products will be emailed for access the week of the event.
  • Certificates of Attendance will be given to all participants and may be used for those who need C.E.U. verification and credits.
  • Participants will be required to sign a Release of Liability prior to the commencement of this seminar.
  • Location, Instructor, Dates and Cost of seminar are subject to change.

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