Course Outline with Topic & Objectives

16th Annual Wichita Sports Medicine Symposium

Course Outline 

 Friday June 7th   

1230-1300 – Registration   


1300-1400 – Shana Gatschet, OT

    Topic: Evidenced Based Tip’s & Tools for Treating your Parkinson’s Patients

  1. Understand the evidenced based research concluding the benefits of exercise in treating person’s with Parkinson’s Disease
  2. Identify and understand various treatment interventions for the different stages of Parkinson’s Disease


1400-1500 – Dr. Damion Walker, DO

     Topic: Robotics in Orthopedics

  1. Understand the different surgical procedures that are now being done with Robotics
  2. Identify the rehabilitation differences between robotics and traditional surgeries


1500-1510 – Break


1510 – 1610 –  Phil Vardiman, PhD, LAT, ATC

     Topic: Making Teams Stronger Through a Team-Based Fitness and Wellness Program  

  1. Participants will be able to identify the necessary components of a “needs-based” functional wellness program that is intended to: 1) Mitigate injury, 2) Increase overall fitness, and 3) Integrate general health and well-being strategies
  2. Participants will be able to conceptualize the “needs-based” functional wellness program and create an individualized multi-disciplinary healthcare team utilizing community resources in their area.
  3. Participants will be able to apply a Strengths Weakness Opportunities Threats (SWOT) analysis for their functional wellness program.

1610 – 1620 –  Break


1620 – 1720 –  B.J. Lehecka, DPT

     Topic: “Beglutiful”

  1. Participants will understand the importance of the gluteal muscles and be able to accurately test their endurance, strength, power, neuromuscular control, and flexibility
  2. Participants will understand which exercises have evidence-based support for increasing the many facets of gluteal function


1720 – 1820 –  Dr. Danial Prohaska, M.D.

     Topic: The Superior Labrum: treatment of labrum and proximal biceps tendon injuries in 2019

  1. Understand the indications for treatment of the superior labrum.  Does the mechanism fit the prescription?
  2. Understand the biceps tendon and it’s role in shoulder pain when unstable or degenerative.


1830 – 2000: BBQ Dinner and beverages catered by When Pigs Fly BBQ

2000 – 2230: Please Join Us For A Great Social: At the Wichita Marriott Hotel.  Adult Beverages, Snacks and a Good Time.  Room TBA


Saturday June 8th 

0730-0800 – Registration

0800-0900 –  Ryan Thiele, PhD LAT ATC

  Topic: Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography: Measurements for Clinical and Research Methodology

  1. Will be able to describe common ultrasonography characteristics related to the musculoskeletal system
  2. Describe how common musculoskeletal ultrasonography characteristics may have pertinent applications in the clinical and research settings.


0900 – 0910  – Break


0910 – 1010 – Rob Manske, DPT

  Topic:   GIRD – The Throwers Demise – Evolution of Examination, and Treatment

  1. Participants will be able to describe signs and symptoms of GIRD
  2. Participants will be able to list several different treatment methods to increase internal rotation ROM


1010 – 1110 – Holly Zook Milligan, DPT

     Topic: Fascia – Why it matters for how we treat today’s “athlete”

  1. Describe and understand the facts and fiction of Fascia: the body’s “new” organ
  2. Understand the effects of fascia before and after and injury


 1110-1130 – Break


1130 – 1230 Rich Foveaux, DC

     Topic: Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Sonography

  1. Be able to describe the normal appearance of muscles, tendons, and ligaments on a sonographic evaluation.
  2. Gain an understanding of the clinical advantages and disadvantages of sonography to evaluate common sports injuries and of ultrasound guided dry needling for the treatment of tendinopathy


1230 – 1245 – Lunch 


1245 – 1345 – David Fitzhugh, PhD, LAT, ATC, Paramedic I/C

     Topic: Athlete Sudden Death

  1. Participants will be able to identify signs and symptoms of emergent medical conditions in sports.
  2. Participants will be able to determine appropriate care of emergent medical conditions in sports.
  3. Participants will be able to develop preventative measures to reduce sudden death in sports.


1345 – 1445 – Thomas Sanders, M.D.

  Topic: Femoroacetabular Impingement

  1. Define the components Femoroacetabular Impingement
  2. Discuss treatment options related to Femoroacetabular Impingement


1445-1500 – Wrap Up

Total Hours: 11