Upcoming Free Webinar: Functional Post-Op Rehab of Division I Swimmer Using Aquatic Therapy
Working with athletes who are recovering from injuries or surgeries presents many challenges. Typically athletes want to push themselves to get back faster than they should, and the athletic trainers have to carefully manage that desire. Fortunately, Collin Francis, Assistant Athletic Trainer at Indiana University was able to work through that balance by utilizing aquatic therapy as the primary form of rehabilitation for a Division I athlete.
Join us on September 3rd from 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT for the free webinar, “Functional Post-Op Rehab of Division I Swimmer Using Aquatic Therapy.” The presenter, Collin Francis, MS, ATC, LAT, Assistant Athletic Trainer at Indiana University, will present the case study of the rehabilitation of a Division I swimmer who required arthroscopic surgery on both knees. Collin will discuss the athlete’s background before surgery as well as his diagnosis and eventual treatment plan. He will then share the swimmer’s post-op functional rehabilitation schedule including videos of several specific exercises used in the water. Finally, he will present the outcomes of the rehabilitation, including goals met by the athlete.
Viewers of the webinar will learn:
- The athlete’s history, injury and diagnosis
- The detailed aquatic rehabilitation protocol created for this athlete’s needs, including the explanation for each exercise
- The outcomes of this particular rehabilitation as well as achievements and goals met
*Continuing Education (you must attend the live webinar in its entirety):
Athletic Trainers: One CEU available for Athletic Trainers through BOC
All Others: Certificates will be available if you wish to petition your certification agency for CEUs.
About the Presenter:
Collin Francis, MS, ATC, LAT is an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Indiana University where he assists the Head Athletic Trainer in all of his duties. He also serves as the Director of Rehab for the football team. He came to Bloomington, IN after serving two years as the Head Football Athletic Trainer at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. Before going to Morgan, he worked for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League.
Collin completed his Masters of Science Degree in Youth Development Leadership at Clemson University. While attending Clemson University he also served as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for the football team and the swimming and diving teams. Collin earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training from the University of Delaware. While there he also served as a Summer Camp Intern for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. He served as a Student Athletic Trainer for all of University of Delaware’s intercollegiate athletic teams.
Collin works for the USA Swimming National Team as an Athletic Trainer and Medical Consultant. He was on the staff for the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia.