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Integrating Strength and Conditioning into Physical Therapy Practice
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When: March 15, 2016
6:46 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Where: United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Texas 77007
United States
Presenter: Mark Gutierrez, Charles Gremillon
Contact: Lauren Szot

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Mark Gutierrez, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT and Charlie Gremillon, MS, SCCC will discuss integration of strength and conditioning principles into physical therapy practice. The two will outline the methods used to fully rehabilitate patients from acute injury through return to athletic activities, as well as potential barriers or difficulties to collaboration. Literature discussing return to sport tests and measures, and incidence of re-injury will also be provided. Two case studies will be presented to demonstrate this collaborative approach in actual patient care.



Following this continued education course, the participant will:

1. Be able to identify predictors of re-injury
2. Understand basic concepts of strength and conditioning
3. Learn ways to integrate strength and conditioning principles into physical therapy practice
4. Review case studies involving rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions from acute onset through return to athletic participation.
5. Discuss return to sport tests and measures.
6. Understand barriers to collaboration with strength and condition personnel.


Mark Gutierrez is a Lead Physical Therapist at Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute at Memorial City. Mark earned his doctorate in physical therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2012. He is board certified in both orthopedic and sports physical therapy as well as fellowship trained in manual therapy. Mark is senior faculty for the orthopedic residency at Memorial Hermann and clinical faculty for the Manual Therapy Institute fellowship program. Additionally, Mark leads a Special Interest Group at Memorial Hermann for the foot and ankle. His clinical interests include treatment of endurance athletes, with a special focus on spine and lower extremity injuries.

Charlie Gremillion is a member the strength & conditioning staff for the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute where he has developed athletes in a wide variety of sports and ability levels. He holds degrees in exercise physiology from Texas Tech University and is certified through the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association, the gold standard of certification in his field. He specializes in transitional strength & conditioning – returning athletes back to their team or sport following injury. He seeks to integrate strength & conditioning concepts directly into the physical therapy environment alongside the sports and orthopedic specialists. He also lectures in the Memorial Hermann Sports & Orthopedic PT residency program and contracts with CES Performance, a Memorial Hermann affiliated sports performance organization.



5:30-6:00 pm: Social reception (food provided)
6:00-6:45 pm: Business meeting*
6:45-7:45 pm: CCU course (1 CCU)

Registration Fees:

PT/PTA Members: Complimentary
PT/PTA Non-Members: $10.00
Students: Complimentary

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