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The Elbow UCL: "The Epidemic," The Rehabilitation and the Prevention of UCL Injuries in Professional Baseball

Course: #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.

Course created on January 25, 2017

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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

Course Presenter

Presenter Disclosure: The presenter received an honorarium to present this course

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.


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Board of Certification (BOC AP: #P8589) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 2 hours of EBP continuing education. Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent participating in the continuing education activity.

California is a recognized continuing competency approval agency for the Physical Therapy Board of California. This course is offered for 2.0 hours of continuing competency.

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This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Advanced level) by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (Sponsor License #216000252).


This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Advanced level, Category 2) by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association (Provider #CS80-2012-KPTA).


This course is offered for 2 hours, Category 1, by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy.

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