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Pulmonary Care in Athletes

presented by Todd Arnold

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Pulmonary conditions appear frequently in the care of competitive athletes. As a sports therapist, you must be prepared to recognize and monitor your athletes to ensure their pulmonary health and support their athletic goals. Gain an understanding of symptoms, physiology, and treatment of asthma, exercise induced bronchospasm (EIB), vocal cord dysfunction, pneumothorax, and hemothorax to recognize and manage these conditions in your athletes. Dr. Todd Arnold provides extensive knowledge in the treatment of elite athletes suffering from pulmonary conditions. Experience the illustrative graphics, detailed course materials, and interactive case study to prepare yourself for the SCS exam or for your practice with athletes needing pulmonary care.

Meet Your Instructor

  • Todd Arnold, MD

    Dr. Todd Arnold is a primary care/sports performance physician with over a decade of experience caring for athletes of all levels from scholastic to professional. He serves as a sports performance scientist for USA Track and Field, and has worked extensively with over 50 athletes in preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games, where the team won 29 medals. He has served as head team physician at both Division I and Division II colleges. Todd has extensive training through the Titleist Performance Institute in the biomechanics of the golf swing, golf fitness and health care related to the golfer, and is the co-creator of Prescription Golf & Fitness™. He sees patients daily and is committed to increasing the public’s awareness of concussions. Dr. Todd Arnold is a board certified sports medicine specialist. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in Indiana. He received training at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Poudre Valley Hospital, and the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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  1. Bronchospasm

    1. Bronchospasm

    This first chapter presents important terminology and concepts of pulmonary function to better understand and treat bronchospasm and other pulmonary conditions. After a firm foundation in the pulmonary system, apply this knowledge to asthma and EIB.

  2. Exercise Induced Bronchospasm and Treatment

    2. Exercise Induced Bronchospasm and Treatment

    Dr. Todd Arnold then focuses in on treatment for EIB and asthma. Pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment options are thoroughly covered in turn, presenting the participant with a strong foundation from which to inform their athletes of key considerations for these conditions.

  3. Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Pneumothorax, and Hemothorax

    3. Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Pneumothorax, and Hemothorax

    This chapter provides an important understanding of three pulmonary conditions seen in athletes: vocal cord dysfunction, pneumothorax, and hemothorax. Complete this chapter to detect the signs, symptoms, and best treatment options of these conditions.

  4. Cases

    4. Cases

    Learn techniques for better communication with your athletes related to their pulmonary function testing and diagnosis. Dr. Arnold demonstrates two different patient interactions important for obtaining information about their condition. Then, test your knowledge with these case questions in preparation for the SCS exam and your practice.