Treating and Training the Combat Athlete

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With an increased awareness of competitive combat sports, gyms/dojos have an increased number of members, young and old joining. These are also sports which result in multiple orthopedic injuries.  One of the fastest immerging combat sports in the US is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or BJJ.  Today, BJJ is one of the fastest growing sports among youth and adults looking to get in shape and learn self-defense.  BJJ is a grappling sport that is entails take downs and a ground game that results in multiple submissions by joint manipulation (head to toe) or submission by chokes.  With the growth of this sport comes an increasingly complex athlete with a complex presentation that ends up walking into physician offices and clinics.  Understanding the basics of the sport not only builds confidence in the athlete but also allows clinicians to develop treatment protocols that allows the athlete to return to sport fully prepared and ready to return to this highly demanding sport.

1. Compare the difference between the variety of combat athletes – striking vs. grappling.
2. Review the terminology associated with grappling sport and the positions and techniques associated with them.
3. Describe the various submission positions and the common injuries associated with each position.
4. Recognize what limitations to expect of the common grappler.
5. Discuss some common weaknesses in grapplers that lead to injury.
6. Recall some exercises to help reduce the risk of injury and improve performance.

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Outline: 1:04:06

Overview of Combat Sport, terms, organizations – 8 min
Case Study – 5 min
Injuries in Combat from warm-up, training or combat – 30 min
Assessments – 10 min
Injury prevention – 11 min

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Trent Nessler, DPT Trent Nessler, DPT

Trent is the National Director of Sports Innovation for Select Medical and the founder | developer of the ViPerform AMI™ & ViPerform AMI™ RTSport. Trent holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology, a masters in physical therapy, and a doctorate with a focus in biomechanics and motor learning. The ViPerform AMI™ (Athletic Movement Index™), a computerized 3D movement analysis system that uses wearable sensor technology (dorsaVi™) to provide lab quality biomechanical data to assess movement patterns know to put athletes at risk for non-contact injuries. The ViPerform AMI™ has been used to assess >18,000 athletes by 375+ clinics, performance centers, professional teams and physicians throughout the US. Dr. Nessler is also a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu purple belt and nationally ranked BJJ competitor.

Treating and Training the Combat Athlete