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APTA MT Webinar Series: RECORDED: A Gendered Approach to Injury Risk, Audrey Elias, PT, PhD

  • 01-Dec-2024
  • 31-Dec-2024
  • THIS IS A RECORDING - View on your own time



1 hour CE, Category A

Video available November 2022 to November 2023. Link to view will be included in your confirmation email following registration. 

Course Description:

More than 20 years of research, hundreds of papers, and multiple branded risk-reduction training programs have failed to decrease the rate of knee injury risk in women and girls, who are still 3-6 times more likely to experience an ACL injury than their male counterparts. Previous approaches to the problem have been uniformly biological in scope. This talk examines the potential psychosocial and cultural overlays to previous models of injury risk, from presport, training, and competition, to injury and the treatment environment. Discussion will include how these gendered models may apply to athletes in Montana specifically, with highly varied cultural expectations.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for knee injury and how they are affected by cultural expectations
  • Identify areas in which culture can affect movement
  • Identify situations in which we as physical therapists in Montana may be inadvertently contributing to the problem, and areas in which we might intervene

About the Speaker

Audrey Elias, PT, PhD, OCS

Dr. Elias's overarching research interest involves determining risk factors for lower extremity (primarily knee) injury and the amelioration thereof, using different model populations. Her PhD work investigated changes in motor patterning following ACL reconstruction to decrease risk of secondary injury, and continues in collaboration within the School and internationally. Her post-doctoral work aimed to determine the effect of fear and pain on mechanical compensation patterns in landing, by utilizing a non-human bipedal population (laying hens) not subject to the same fears and motivations as humans, and continues with collaborations across campus with the Flight Laboratory and the University of Guelph. Dr. Elias's current work builds on both experiences, aiming to elucidate the effects of social structures on movement, investigating the effect of self-objectification on mechanical compensation patterns during landing in young women.

She also contribute to health care utilization research through her work at the UMPT clinic both on campus and at Partnership Health Center.

How to obtain your CE Certificate:

  • Live Stream - your Certificate of Completion will be provided after attending the course.
  • View Later -  your Certificate of Completion will be provided after attending the course and completing a short quiz.

How to Connect:
Your Zoom connection information will be included in your confirmation email after registration is complete.

About APTA MT Webinar Series:
We are bringing you a one hour CE, to your home, once a quarter. If you are interested in presenting in this webinar series, please submit a proposal with your course description, objectives, and brief bio to jeannekorn60@gmail.com or to this office at MontanaPT@aptamt.com

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