z 5/17-5/18 Golf and Health Symposium: An International Perspective

$ 575.00

Thursday, May 17, 2018 8:00 AM - Friday, May 18, 2018 4:30 PM (CST)

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.

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FACULTY: Scott Fonda, DC, DABCO; Roger Hawkes, MB ChB Dip. Sports Med. FFSEM; Tom Hospel, MD, MBA; Corey Hug, PT; Prakash Jayabalan, MD, PhD; Melissa Kolski, PT, OCS, Dip MDT; Andrew Murray,FFSEM, FRCP, MRCGP, MBChB; Monica Rho, MD; Timothy J. Roberts, MSc, CSCS, H. David Smith, PhD. 

LOCATION: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, 355 E Erie St, Chicago, IL 60611

AUDIENCE: Physiatrists, Sports Medicine Physicians, Residents, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Athletic Trainers, Chiropractors, and Coaches.

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

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION: Participants will attend the two-day course. In order to receive contact hours, daily sign in and completion of an on line evaluation are required. 

Continuing Education Information


Accreditation Statement: The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of  13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physical Therapy

This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 13.5 Contact Hours.

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This two-day course has been approved for 13.5 Contact Hours.

Athletic Training

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab BOC Approved Provider Number: P794 is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 13.5 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program. According to the education levels described by the PDC, the following continuing education course is considered to be Advanced Level. 


Rooms have been reserved at the Residence Inn Chicago Downtown / Magnificent Mile, 201 East Walton Place, Chicago, Illinois. 60611

The Residence Inn Chicago Downtown / Magnificent Mile is located 8 blocks from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Please contact their reservations department at (312) 943-9800 or (800)331-3131 and ask for the group rate for Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Golf Symposium or make your reservations using this online link. The corporate room rate is $169.00 for the Studio with 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed (single or double occupancy) plus the *17.4% tax.  Parking at the Residence Inn is *$60.16.  The Residence Inn provides a complimentary breakfast to their guests each morning of their stay. The corporate room rate will be available until 4/25/18 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

The room block could reach its maximum before the above cut-off date. Rooms and rates revert to a space-available basis after the room block has reached its maximum or after the cut-off date.

*The rates for parking and taxes are subject to change without advanced notice.

Directions and Parking Details for the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab can be found: here


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