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2008 Special Interest Groups: A Day for Physical Therapists and and Other Allied Health Professional

Special Interest Groups Day
October 26, 2008
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

(Revised 23 June 2008)

A Day for Physical Therapists and
Other Allied Health Professionals:

Injuries of the Knee and Thigh

8:15–9:00 am Welcome: Registration and Refreshments

9:00–9:10 am Opening Remarks

Jarmo Ahonen, PT, IADMS Treasurer, Finnish National Ballet, Helsinki, Finland
Claire Hiller, PhD, PT, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia;
Katherine Ewalt, MS, ATC, HHP, PAARTS Wellness Studio, San Diego, California, USA

9:10–9:35 am Knee injuries in dance.

Marijeanne Liederbach, PhD, PT, ATC, Director of Research, Harkness Center for Dance Injuries, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, New York, USA

9:35–10:00 am Overview of thigh injuries in dance.

Alison Deleget, MS, ATC; Leigh Heflin, MSc, Harkness Center for Dance Injuries, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, New York, USA

10:00–10:25 am The pelvic area and the dancer’s thigh.

Roger M. Hobden, MD, DO (Q), University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada

10:25–10:45 am Taping techniques and early knee rehabilitation.

Katherine Watkins, BSc, PT, Laban, London, UK

10:45 – 11:15 am REFRESHMENT BREAK


11:15 – 12:00 noon Knee and hip: the role of core stability in functional rehabilitation and progressive return to dance.
Katherine Ewalt, MS, ATC, HHP, PAARTS Wellness Studio, San Diego, California, USA;
Megan Richardson MS, ATC, Clinical Specialist, Harkness Center for Dance Injuries, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York City, New York, USA

12:00–1:30 pm LUNCH BREAK

1:30–2:45 pm Hands-on techniques and practice: an interactive session.

Moderator: Claire Hiller PhD, PT, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

2:45-3:00 pm Closing Remarks and Evaluation

Program subject to change.

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