At the completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the major biomechanical characteristics that contribute to increased injury risk.
  • Given a mechanical fault in the performance of the overhead athletic movement, provide 2 biomechanical contributors to the mechanical fault. 
  • Identify 3 postural characteristics common in the presentation of the overhead athlete.
  • Given a specific joint/tissue dysfunction, provide 2 biomechanical contributors and 2 nervous system consequences.
  • Assess an individual via tabletop method.
  • Define the role of the hip and core in dysfunctional movement patterns.
  • Define how the different core musles in the transfer of energy from the lower extremity to the upper extremity.
  • Correctly identify and perform mobilization/release of foot and ankle muscles.
  • Define the global mechanical assessment.
  • Identify a dysfunctional movement pattern during functional movement assessment.
  • Develop 2 motor retraining exercises that addresses dysfunctional movements identified during your movement/manual assessment.
  • Develop 2 dynamic exercises that would reinforce motor retraining

Topics and Techniques Covered in an Interdisciplinary Manner


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Dr. Mark Kovacs, PhD, FACSM, CSCS*D, CTPS, MTPS

Dr. Mark Kovacs, World Renowned Sports Scientist:
  • Directed the Sport Science, Strength & Conditioning and Coaching Education Departments of the United States Tennis Association
  • Leading expert in overhead athlete biomechanics, performance and injury prevention
  • Chair of the 2016 Baseball and Sports Performance Conference
  • Former Director of the Gatorade Sport Science Institute
  • Director, Life Sport Science Institute and Associate Professor in the Department of Sport Health Science at Life University
  • Founder of the Kovacs Institute
  • Personally trained dozens of professional overhead athletes
  • Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Dr. John Downes, DC, CCEP

  • Dr. John Downes has been in practice for 28 years. He served as a sports team chiropractor at Life University for 24 years and has worked with numerous professional athletes and Olympians. He has lectured on global deficits and sport performance. He is the former Executive Director of Life University Sport Science Institute, Dean of the Chiropractic College, Department Head of the Sports Chiropractic Department and currently serves as Vice President for Global Initiatives, at Life University.


To learn more about Dr. Kovacs www.mark-kovacs.com
To learn more about International Tennis Performance Association, offering tennis fitness certification for coaches,
visit www.itpa-tennis.org
Books by Dr. Mark Kovacs

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