In this webinar Phil Voorhis will outline the valuable role that hydrotherapy plays in his university’s sports medicine program. He will begin with why he and his team decided to explore incorporating hydrotherapy into their facility and the decision making process that led to the purchase of their pool. He will discuss the logistics of integrating this piece of hydrotherapy equipment into their facility, including overcoming initial challenges and concerns. He will also describe the day to day management of an effective collegiate hydrotherapy program that treats athletes from multiple sports and how he and his team maximize the use of their pool. Phil will finish with a unique case study of the rehabilitation of an Abductor Longus Avulsion in a college football player.
During the webinar attendees will learn:
*Continuing Education (you must attend the live webinar in its entirety):
Athletic Trainers: One CEU available for Athletic Trainers through BOC (P3003)
All Others: Certificates will be available if you wish to petition your certification agency for CEUs.
“The presenters did an excellent job of explaining the rationale for the exercises. This
was an interesting look at how to develop speed both on land and in the water.”
- P.S. (webinar previously attended: "Use of Aquatics for Improving Linear Speed Mechanics", May 21,2013 presented by Lance Walker )
"Thank you for sharing this information. It is "value added" to the use of our HydroWorx pool!"
- J.M. (webinar previously attended: "Use of Aquatics for Improving Linear Speed Mechanics", May 21,2013 presented by Lance Walker )
Phil Voorhis has spent the last 14 seasons leading the NIU sports medicine operation. He directs a staff of 10 athletic trainers who provide Northern Illinois' 486 student-athletes in 17 sports programs with medical care at each practice and competition. Voorhis works directly with the Huskie football and men's and women's golf teams.
A certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (N.A.T.A.), Voorhis is also an active participant in the Great Lakes and Illinois Athletic Trainers Associations. He is a past president of the IATA after a term as regional representative to that group's Board of Directors and has given numerous speeches to such groups as the Illinois State Bar Association, the GLATA Winter Symposium and the N.AT.A.
In addition to his work with Huskie student-athletes, Voorhis has been an advocate for preventative medical care and safety on campus. Through his efforts, defibrillators were added to all university police vehicles and at all major campus athletics venues. He instituted a CPR certification requirement for all Northern Illinois Athletics staff and is active with the local chapter of the American Red Cross, working with that organization's Disaster Team and as an instructor.