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Chiropractic Assistant

Athletic TIPS Certification Seminar
Musculoskeletal Injuries, Nutrition, Dehydration and Concussion



  • Explain the causes behind Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Compare the minimum/maximum times during the Acute, Repair, and Remodeling Phase of Recovery
  • Summarize protocols for acute inflammation
  • Demonstrate a Kinetic Chain Assessment
  • Explain why indirect cause of injury can be as disabling due to tissue overuse and overload
  • Contrast and compare male vs female most common extremity injuries
  • Contrast the differences between high school, collegiate, and professional athletic injuries
  • Summarize how gold-standard management drives lower injury rates and duration


  • Develop components of a typical healthy meal plan for athletes
  • Differentiate between healthy and unhealthy food choices in each category of FAT, CHO, PRO
  • Identify problem foods specific to the individual athlete
  • Explain CHO loading and examples of high glycemic index foods
  • Describe meal plan for post-exercise "window of recovery"
  • Describe benefits and sources of branched chain amino acids for athletic recovery
  • Explain purpose of omega 3 fatty acids during recovery phase of athletic activity
  • Define components of female athlete triad
  • List vitamins and minerals required to rebuild bone health in female athlete triad
  • Name ergogenic nutrients acceptable to the World Anti-Doping Agency


  • Explain difference between dehydration and hyponatremia
  • Recognize early or acute signs and symptoms of dehydration and hyponatremia
  • Discuss benefits of each method of determining hydration status
  • Demonstrate treatment intervention for heat cramps
  • Compare energy drink to sports drink


  • Define and recognize brain concussion, second impact syndrome, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
  • Describe frequency of sports concussion and common duration of signs and symptoms.
  • Describe all possible results of head trauma, including second impact syndrome, intracranial hematoma, skull fracture, brain contusion, cervical injury (both mild and dangerous)
  • Differentiate and rule out dangerous results from head trauma.
  • Demonstrate proper exam procedures following head trauma on field.
  • Demonstrate proper exam procedures to clear the cervical spine on field.
  • Perform the SCAT 3 exam and describe how it is to be used both on field and in the office.
  • Describe how and why one performs serial exams after head trauma on field.
  • Describe return to play protocols for concussed athletes.
  • Describe prevention procedures for sports concussion.


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$199.00 USD

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