The Elbow UCL: "The Epidemic," The Rehabilitation and the Prevention of UCL Injuries in Professional Baseball
Course Learning Outcomes
- The participant will be able to describe the 5 phases of throwing.
- The participant will be able to identify which phase of the 5 phases of throwing the UCL is most stressed.
- The participant will be able to outline a clinical differential diagnosis between UCL injury and ulnar neuritis and flexor mass strains.
- The participant will be able to list the 4 phases of UCL rehab.
- The participant will able to list at 4 exercises that correspond with the 4 phases of UCL rehab.
- The participant will be able to identify 3 risk factors that lead to UCL injuries in professional baseball players.
- The participant will be able to list the 3 components of a post-op UCL reconstruction throwing program and the time frames that correspond with each component.
|0-5 Minutes||Background and review of learner outcomes|
|5-15 Minutes||Basic review of the UCL anatomy|
|15-35 Minutes||Phases of throwing and risk factors|
|35-55 Minutes||UCL injury examination, signs and symptoms, medical imaging, and differential diagnosis|
|55-85 Minutes||Phases and Corresponding Treatments of Post-Op UCL Reconstruction|
|85-115 Minutes||Post-Op UCL Reconstruction Throwing Program|
|115-120 Minutes||Q & A, summary|
Ryan Bitzel, MPT
Ryan is entering his seventh season as the Rehabilitation Coordinator for the San Diego Padres professional baseball organization. He received his physical therapy degrees from Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio, and previously served as an intern athletic trainer with the Houston Astros minor league affiliate in Salem, Virginia (2003) and was a staff physical therapist at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas (2006-2010) where he was also a consultant physical therapist for the Boston Red Sox affiliate Greenville Drive (2006-2010).
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