Kansas City-area Physical Therapist to Speak at National PT Conference

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Sports Physical Therapist Dr. Dan Lorenz to Discuss Tommy John Rehab at the Combined Sections Meeting

Dr. Dan Lorenz, DPT, PT, ATC/L, CSCS, a nationally recognized sports physical therapist and speaker based in Overland Park, KS will present at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in New Orleans, LA February 21-24, 2018 as part of a platform on surgery, rehabilitation, and performance training following Tommy John surgery. Dr. Lorenz joins other nationally-recognized clinicians including Dr. Mike Reinold, Dr. Lenny Macrina, and noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. Lyle Cain at this presentation.    

Since 2000, there has been a meteoric rise in the amount of ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstructions, commonly known as "Tommy John surgery," especially in pitchers. Unfortunately, the explosion in this procedure has been in young athletes. Because it's becoming increasingly common, it is vital that physical therapists understand the operative management, rehabilitation, prevention, and performance training for this procedure.

Dr. Lorenz will highlight the return to sport criteria following this procedure as well as screening and testing measures to determine athlete readiness for performance training. His talk will also involve a discussion of what is currently known about elite level performance in pitchers and provide programming for the physical therapist to utilize in the training of athletes after they've had this surgery.

Dr. Lorenz is the founder and Director of Clinical Operations for Specialists in Sports and Orthopedic Rehabilitation (SSOR), a privately-owned outpatient physical therapy facility, based in Overland Park, KS. SSOR currently has two locations, the other being in Prairie Village, KS. SSOR is in business to get the goal-oriented results quickly. SSOR's approach involves a healthy mix of manual therapy, exercise, and education. SSOR accepts most insurances and has a cash pay option. Of note, in the state of Kansas, you can see a physical therapist without a physician referral.

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