VCU Sports Residency

Typical Week

 

Direct patient care

28 hours/week

Mentored activity

3-4 hours/week

Didactic workTeaching

  • Teaching
  • Clinical exposures

8 hours/week

Event coverage

10-12 hours/week

 

VCU Sports Residency Curriculum

Date

Didactic Topic

Sport/Event

Exam

Aug

  • Emergency Skills
  • Taping
  • Environmental Issues
  • Sport PT Ethics and Legal Issues
  • Pre-participation Screening (FMS)
  • Concussion
  • Pre-season screening
  • Pre-participation screen
  • Technique exam – concussion/
  • Soccer – M&W
  • Field hockey
  • Volleyball
  • Cross country
  • Pre-participation screen
  • Technique exam – concussion/Cranial nerve

Sept

  • Hip
    • Core
    • Flexibility
    • Manual techniques
    • Imaging
    • Emergency Skills
    • Protective Equipment
  • Soccer – M&W
  • Field hockey
  • Volleyball
  • Cross country
  • Pre-season screening
  • On the field exam – contact sport

Oct

  • Knee
    • Special tests
    • Return to sport
    • Manual techniques
    • Imaging
    • Medical Conditions
    • Pre-season screening
    • Marine Corps Marathon
  • Soccer – M&W
  • Field hockey
  • Volleyball
  • Cross country
  • Patient exam – knee
  • Return to sport exam - knee

Nov

  • Foot and ankle
    • Gait
    • Shoe clinic
    • Orthotics
    • Run Lab
    • Prevention of Common Musculoskeletal Injuries
    • Pre-season screening
  • Soccer – M&W
  • Field hockey
  • Volleyball
  • Cross country
  • Basketball - M&W
  • Technique exam – foot/ankle/   orthotics
  • Patient exam - ankle

Dec

  • LE Review
  • Research topics

 

  • Basketball – M&W
  • Indoor track and field

 

  • Return to sport exam – ankle
  • Live patient exam I

Jan

  • Shoulder
    • OH athlete
    • SH rhythm
    • Taping
    • Video analysis
  • Basketball – M&W
  • Indoor track and field
  • Tennis – M&W
  • Women’s lacrosse
  • Patient exam – shoulder
  • Technique exam – UE plyometrics

Feb

  • Elbow, wrist, and hand
    • Trauma
    • Splinting bracing
    • Overuse
    • Tommy John
    • Blood-borne Pathogens
  • Basketball – M&W
  • Indoor track and field
  • Tennis – M&W
  • Women’s lacrosse
  • Baseball
  • Golf
  • Frostbite 15K
  • Return to sport exam – upper extremity

March

  • Cervical spine
    • Concussion
    • Manual
    • Neck and shoulder
    • Spine boarding
    • Psychological Contributions to Sports Injuries
  • Basketball – M&W
  • Outdoor track and field
  • Tennis – M&W
  • Women’s lacrosse
  • Baseball
  • Golf
  • Monument 10K
  • On the field exam – non-contact
  • Technique exam – spine mobilizations

April

  • Lumbar spine
    • SI Joint
    • Core stability
    • Manual
    • Dermatological Considerations
  • Outdoor track and field
  • Tennis – M&W
  • Women’s lacrosse
  • Baseball
  • Golf
  • Patient exam – spine
  • Return to sport exam - spine

May

  • Aging athlete
  • Young athlete
  • Pharmacology
  • Women’s lacrosse
  • Baseball
  • Golf
  • Marine Corps ½ Marathon
  • Wounded Warrior 12K
  • Live patient exam II

June

  • Female athlete
  • Nutrition
  • Wellness exam
  • Final written exam
  • Basketball screening
  • Wellness exam
  • Final written exam

July

  • Strength and conditioning
    • Periodization

 

  • Cul de Sac 5K series
  • Remediation if needed

Aug

  • Mentor emergency skills
  • Case presentation of complicated pt
  • Soccer – M&W
  • Field hockey
  • Volleyball
  • Cross country
  • Training next resident