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CME : 13.50
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Golf and Health Symposium: An International Perspective is organized by Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (SRALab) and will be held during May 17 - 18, 2018 at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (SRALab), Chicago, Illinois, United States of America.

The target audience for this medical event is Physiatrists, Sports Medicine Physicians, Residents, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Athletic Trainers, Chiropractors, and Coaches. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 13.50 Contact Hours.

Conference Description:
More than 25 million people in the United States play golf regularly with marked benefits to their health and well-being. However, the optimization of the golf game, both in terms of performance and injury prevention, is an essential component of the sport that often gets overlooked. Clinicians treat a multitude of complaints in golfers ranging from wrist, elbow, knee and low back pain, and while treating these musculoskeletal disorders must also try and improve performance. This unique, multi-dimensional course explores the health benefits of the sport and provides an observation and assessment of golf mechanics. Participants will examine the complex movement of the golf swing and some of the common problems associated with it. In addition, participants will receive information on sports nutrition and golf psychology to improve a golf game. Our faculty, from the European Tour, PGA tour, The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Northwestern University will provide their diverse expertise and opinions in the management of golf related disorders and performance optimization. The emphasis of patient cases will focus on rehabilitation and training. Laboratory examples and patient discussions in small and large groups will help participants refine their clinical decision-making skills.

Conference Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Identify the spectrum of golf-related disorders
• Discuss medical and therapeutic decision-making in the golfer
• Review a kinetic analysis of a golf swing
• Assess performance via swing and putting mechanics in golfers
• Evaluate pathology in upper, lower and spinal kinematics pertaining to golf
• Identify the current literature related to golf and health benefits
• Examine emerging research related to golf and new investigator findings

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.


David I. Smith
David I. Smith


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Venue Address

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab - Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago
10th Floor Auditorium, 355 E. Erie Street
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Official Hotel

Residence Inn by Marriott Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile,

201 E Walton Pl,

Chicago, Illinois, United States of America 60611,

+1 312-943-9800

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