Kevin E. Wilk, PT, DPT, FAPTA

Kevin E. Wilk, PT, DPT, FAPTA
Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Co-Chair
Associate Clinical Director Champion Sports Medicine
Dr. Kevin E. Wilk has lead a distinguished career as a clinical physical therapist for the past 37 years, as a leading authority in rehabilitation of sports injuries and orthopedic lesions. He has been significant contributions to clinical research, laboratory research, biomechanical research and clinical outcome studies.

Kevin is currently Associate Clinical Director for Champion Sports Medicine (a Select Medical Facility) in Birmingham, AL. He is the Vice President of Clinical Research & Education for Select Medical. In addition, he is the Director of Rehabilitative Research at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham and is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at MarquetteUniversity in Milwaukee, WI. Dr Wilk has been the rehabilitation consultant for many professional teams. Kevin has treated & rehabbed some of the biggest names in sports for over 30 years. Dr Wilk received his physical therapy from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, IL., and his DPT from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of HealthCare Professions in Boston, MA.

Dr. Wilk has published over 190 journal articles, over 130 book chapters. In addition, Kevin has lectured at over 1200 professional and scientific meetings in the USA and internationally. Kevin is on the review boards of 7 journals. Dr. Wilk was inducted into the Sports Section Blackburn Hall of Fame. He was awarded the APTA Catherine Worthingham Fellowship – the highest honor given to an APTA member. Kevin has received the prestigious Ron Peyton Award for career achievement from the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the APTA. He has received the James Andrews Award for achievement in the area of Baseball science. Kevin was an Honored Professor at several Universities and has given Grand Rounds at numerous medical facilities and has lectured internationally. He has written 10 textbooks, The Athletes’ Shoulder (2nd Edition), Rehabilitation of the Injured Athlete (3rd Ed.), Injuries in Baseball, Sports Medicine of Baseball, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation(2nd Ed.) Handbook of Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (2nd Ed.), and The Orthopaedic Toolbox (2nd Ed.). The Use of Aquatic in Orthopeadics & Sports Medicine Rehabilitation & Physical Conditioning. Physical Therapy of the Shoulder.

Kevin has served as President of the Sports Section of the APTA from 6/2007 till 6/2010, and has served as Vice-President, Education Program Chairman and Editor of the Home Study Course for the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the APTA for 7 years previously and has served on numerous committees for the APTA. In 2015, Kevin received a tremendous honor when the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the APTA named the traveling fellowship after him.

All Sessions by Kevin E. Wilk, PT, DPT, FAPTA

TimeProgramTopicFaculty
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
7:00 AM - 7:05 AM
(5 min)
Welcome & Introduction Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
7:05 AM - 7:05 AM
(0 min)
TRANSLATING EVIDENCE TO BEST CLINICAL PRACTICE: GETTING THE DIAGNOSIS RIGHT PREDICTS SUCCESS Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
7:05 AM - 7:05 AM
(0 min)
Case-Based Panel With Demonstration: Differential Diagnosis & Performing The Perfect Physical Examination Of The Upper Quarter Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
7:05 AM - 7:35 AM
(30 min)
Case 1: Neck & Arm Pain: Dialing In The Diagnosis Of Shoulder Pain Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
7:35 AM - 8:05 AM
(30 min)
Case 2: Difficult Non-Specific Shoulder Pain: Examination Of The Elusive 'Impingement Syndrome' Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
8:05 AM - 8:35 AM
(30 min)
Case 3: Predicting Success For Non-Operative Shoulder Instability Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
8:35 AM - 9:05 AM
(30 min)
Case 4: Mid-Season 'Deadarm' In The Collegiate Pitcher Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
(0 min)
Case-Based Panel With Demonstration: Progression Of Manual Therapy, Dry Needling, & Cupping To Increase Mobility & Restore Function Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
1:00 PM - 1:20 PM
(20 min)
Case 1: Neck & Arm Pain: Dialing In The Diagnosis Of Shoulder Pain Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
1:20 PM - 1:40 PM
(20 min)
Case 2: Difficult Non-Specific Shoulder Pain: Examination Of The Elusive 'Impingement Syndrome' Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
(20 min)
Case 3: Predicting Success For Non-Operative Shoulder Instability Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
(20 min)
Case 4: Mid-Season 'Deadarm' In The Collegiate Pitcher Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
4:15 PM - 4:15 PM
(0 min)
UNDERSTANDING RETURN TO SPORT: LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE TO OPTIMIZE PERFORMANCE Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
4:15 PM - 5:05 PM
(50 min)
Case-Based Demonstration 1: Return To Sport Criteria For Upper Extremity Sports Special Considerations For The Throwing Athlete Special Considerations For The Instability Athlete Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
5:05 PM - 5:55 PM
(50 min)
Case-Based Demonstration 2: Return To Sport Criteria For Lower Extremity Sports Special Considerations For The Athlete's Injured Hip Special Considerations For The Athlete's Reconstructed ACL Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
Sunday, December 12, 2021
Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
10:53 AM - 10:53 AM
(0 min)
Panel: 49-Year-Old Country Club Squash Champ With Medial-Sided Knee Pain In Varus, Narrowed Joint, MRI Says Medial Meniscus Tear: It's Bone Edema Not The Joint Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
Panel Moderator:Kevin F. Bonner, MD
10:53 AM - 10:58 AM
(5 min)
Pro: Synthetic, Biocompatible Hyaluronic Acid-Based Bone Graft Substitute Solves The Pain Problem Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
10:58 AM - 11:03 AM
(5 min)
Pro: No, Use A Beta-Tricalcium Phosphate (β-TCP) Osteoconductive Bone Graft Substitute: Works All The Time Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
11:03 AM - 11:08 AM
(5 min)
Pro: Little Boys & Girls, Can You Say Subchondral Bone Fill: A Nanocrystalline, Highly Porous Injectable With Calcium Phosphate (CaP) - Don’t Be Fooled By The Imposters Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
11:08 AM - 11:13 AM
(5 min)
Pro: Join The Rest Of The World Please: A Well-Performed HTO Solves The Problem Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
11:13 AM - 11:18 AM
(5 min)
Pro: No Goop Injection: The Best Answer Is A Medial Unloader Brace & He Will Win The Club Championship Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
7:05 AM - 7:09 AM
(4 min)
Welcome & Introduction Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
2:50 PM - 2:50 PM
(0 min)
Panel: 65-Year-Old Postal Worker Falls On Ice, Needs To Return Back To Work, Now Has Pain & Limited Motion Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
2:50 PM - 2:57 PM
(7 min)
Pro: Fast Or Slow: I Can Solve The Puzzle For Postop Rotator Cuff Rehabilitation Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
2:57 PM - 3:04 PM
(7 min)
Pro: Pain & Stiffness Following Rotator Cuff Repair: I Know What To Do Now Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
3:04 PM - 3:11 PM
(7 min)
Pro: The Shoulder Is Frozen: I Know The Remedy - Listen Up! Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
3:11 PM - 3:35 PM
(24 min)
Clinical Case Presentations with Questions & Answers: Complications & Complicated Rotator Cuff Repairs: Rehab For The Revision Rotator Cuff, Smokers, Diabetics & The Massive Rotator Cuff Tears & Superior Capsular Reconstruction, Guidelines For Return To Work & Overhead Activities Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
3:35 PM - 3:35 PM
(0 min)
SURGERY & REHABILITATION FOR ANTERIOR SHOULDER INSTABILITY Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
3:35 PM - 3:35 PM
(0 min)
Panel: Shoulder Instability: 18-Year-Old D1 Football Safety With A First Time, In-Season Anterior Dislocation With No Bone Loss Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
3:36 PM - 3:42 PM
(6 min)
Pro: Fix it Now: My Indications For Surgery In This Patient Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
3:42 PM - 3:49 PM
(7 min)
Pro: Nonoperative Treatment Will Do Just Fine Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
3:49 PM - 3:56 PM
(7 min)
Pro: Facts: The Performance On The Field After Nonop Versus Surgery For Anterior Shoulder Instability & No Bone Loss Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
5:10 PM - 5:20 PM
(10 min)
Feature Lecture: My Postoperative Rehab Program For The Throwing Athlete: What I've Learned In 37 Years Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
5:35 PM - 6:00 PM
(25 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Questions & Answers: Complications & Return To Sport For Anterior Shoulder Instability & The Overhead Thrower Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
Advanced Practice Provider
10:25 AM - 10:45 AM
(20 min)
Rehab The Shoulder: All My Secrets Divulged & Return To Play Advanced Practice Provider
Monday, December 13, 2021
Team Physician & Providers Summit
7:39 AM - 7:39 AM
(0 min)
Panel: A Quick Refresher For Cervical Spine & Concussion Injuries To Keep You Out Of Trouble Team Physician & Providers Summit
Panel Moderator:Lutul D. Farrow, MD FAOA
7:39 AM - 7:45 AM
(6 min)
Pro: The North American Soccer Gameplan Team Physician & Providers Summit
7:45 AM - 7:51 AM
(6 min)
Pro: The North American Hockey Gameplan Team Physician & Providers Summit
7:51 AM - 7:57 AM
(6 min)
Pro: I Am The First On The Field: What Am I Thinking Team Physician & Providers Summit
8:53 AM - 8:59 AM
(6 min)
Softball: Overuse Injury Prevention: Don't Forget About Me Team Physician & Providers Summit
9:05 AM - 9:30 AM
(25 min)
Panel: How Young Players View The Athletic Trainer & Therapist: My Role in Working With A Team Physician Team Physician & Providers Summit
Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
6:55 AM - 7:00 AM
(5 min)
Welcome & Introduction Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
8:30 AM - 8:35 AM
(5 min)
Return To Play Criteria Following Core Muscle Injury: My Pearls For Successful Return - 5 Tips, 5 Minutes Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
10:47 AM - 10:47 AM
(0 min)
THE HIP IN SPORTS: WHAT WE KNOW & HOW TO STAY OUT OF TROUBLE Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
(20 min)
Clinical Case Presentation With Questions & Answers: Return To Play Considerations For Hip Injuries Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
1:45 PM - 3:14 PM
(89 min)
Surgical Cadaver Demonstration: ACL Reconstruction: Graft Selection & Management Of Concomitant Injuries: Rehab Implications Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
3:14 PM - 3:14 PM
(0 min)
RETURN TO SPORT CRITERIA AFTER ACLR: PASS A SPORT TEST & IT IS TIME TO PLAY Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
3:14 PM - 3:21 PM
(7 min)
What Should My Patients Know About ACL Injury Risk Before Attempting to Return to Sport: My Secrets Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
4:26 PM - 4:33 PM
(7 min)
Neuromuscular Training For The ACL Patient Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
4:33 PM - 4:33 PM
(0 min)
Debate: 21-Year-Old D1 Soccer Player Wants To Sign With The Pros, Seeks Out The Best Exercises To Recover Following ACLR Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
4:33 PM - 4:38 PM
(5 min)
Pro: Open Kinetic Chain Exercises Brings The Athlete Back To Perform At The Highest Level Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
4:38 PM - 4:43 PM
(5 min)
Pro: Wrong Dude! Closed Kinetic Chain Exercises Win The Day Every Day Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
4:43 PM - 4:45 PM
(2 min)
Rebuttal Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
5:06 PM - 5:36 PM
(30 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Questions & Answers: Rehabilitation Issues: Proprioception, Failed My Sport Test, Now What?, Advice For Brace Wear, When Yes, When No, When To Start Skiing, Jogging, Tennis, Collision Sports & Revision ACL Is A Different Rehab Animal? Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
5:43 PM - 5:50 PM
(7 min)
Emerging Technology & How I Choose What 'Cool' Things To Add To My Practice? Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
5:57 PM - 6:00 PM
(3 min)
Wrap Up & Summary: What I Have Learned Over The Last 3 Days Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
10:15 AM - 10:24 AM
(9 min)
Return To Play: Evidence-Based Criteria You Need To Know & How I Succeed With My Patients, It Is Not Only About The Surgery Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
11:35 AM - 12:00 PM
(25 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Questions & Answers: ACL Complications, Revisions & Multi-ligament Cases You Will See At Home Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics

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