Sports SIG

Welcome AAOMPT Sports SIG

The purpose of the AAOMPT - Sports Special Interest Group is to serve its members by promoting the identity of manual therapy in the field of Sports rehabilitation through clinical practice, education, research, mentorship, and professional development.

Objectives of the AAOMPT-Sports SIG shall be to:

  1. Establish effective mechanisms to identify, recruit, and promote manual therapists who practice or have an interest in practicing in Sports Physical Therapy.
  2. Implement a mechanism to consistently disseminate to members current concepts, best practice patterns, and research related to the use of manual therapy in Sports.
  3. Create a forum for continuous professional development of members through collegial networking and collaboration with clinical leaders in Sports and manual therapy.
  4. Provide resources to facilitate education, mentorship, and cooperation to support clinicians and students interested in the implementation of manual therapy in Sports Physical Therapy.
  5. Enhance the objectives and functions of the Academy as set forth in the strategic plan and AAOMPT bylaws as well as by AAOMPT and IFOMPT’s Standards of Practice.
  6. More information regarding the Sports SIG can be found in the Rules of Order by Clicking Here.

    Membership to the Sports SIG

    All members of AAOMPT – Sports SIG must be members of AAOMPT in good standing. All licensed physical therapists and student physical therapists with an interest in the promotion and implementation of manual therapy in Sports Physical Therapy are eligible for membership in the AAOMPT – Sports SIG. To sign up for the Sports SIG, please follow the below instructions:

    • Log into your AAOMPT Membership Profile
    • Choose the My Information Tab
    • Choose the My Details Option
    • Select the pencil tool to the right of the screen which will then allow you to edit your details
    • Scroll down to Sports SIG option
    • Choose Yes or No and select Save at the bottom of the screen.

    Any questions you may have regarding the Sports SIG, please email office@aaompt.org.

Sports PT Spotlight

Roland Ramirez, ATC, LAT, PT, SCS, CSCS

5/7/2018

Director of Rehabilitation/Associate Head Athletic Trainer
Houston Texans

Roland Ramirez enters his eleventh season with the Houston Texans and currently serves as the Director of Rehabilitation/Associate Head Athletic Trainer. He served as the Coordinator of Rehabilitation with the Atlanta Falcons during the 2007 season, and served as a contract athletic trainer for the Tennessee Titans during the 2005 and 2006 seasons. Ramirez also served as an assistant athletic trainer for the Nashville Kats Arena Football team (AFL) during the 2006 season.

Prior to entering the ranks of the NFL, Ramirez worked as a physical therapist in an orthopedic and sports medicine clinic while completing his graduate work in athletic training. He earned a dual masters degree in Physical Therapy and Athletic Training from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2004 and 2005, respectively. Ramirez completed his undergraduate work at Texas Tech University, where he also played football from 1998-99.

Ramirez was the recipient of the 2016 AFC Tim Davey Assistant Athletic Trainer of the Year Award, which is awarded by the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS). He was also recognized as the 2015 Distinguished Alumni of the Year awarded by the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. The Houston Texans athletic training staff were also the recipients of the 2013 Athletic Training Staff of the Year awarded by PFATS.

Ramirez is board certified as a clinical specialist in sports physical therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. In addition, he is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist and holds several other certifications in the sports medicine arena, including Functional Dry Needling. Ramirez is an active member of the NATA, APTA, NSCA, and currently serves as the AFC Representative on the executive board for PFATS.

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