The Elbow UCL: "The Epidemic," The Rehabilitation and the Prevention of UCL Injuries in Professional BaseballCourse: #2611 2 Hours Level: Advanced
The basic anatomy of the elbow, mechanism of injury, risk factors and signs and symptoms of UCL injuries in baseball and differential diagnosis of UCL injuries with Ulnar Neuritis and Flexor mass strains will be discussed. An overview of the rehabilitation, including protocols, exercises and throwing programs of a professional baseball player post-op UCL reconstruction will also be discussed. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and athletic training and therefore appropriate for the PT, PTA and AT.
Editor's Note: Regarding Pennsylvania credits, this course is approved by the PA State Board of Physical Therapy for 2 hours of general CE credit from 4/27/2017-12/31/2018.
Course created on January 25, 2017
- 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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