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
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; BOC/2.0 Category A; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DE/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; MD/0.2; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- 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 graduated with his Master’s Degree in PT from Walsh University (North Canton, Ohio) in 2006. He was an intern athletic trainer for the Houston Astros organization in 2004 and served as a staff physical therapist at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas (Spartanburg, South Carolina) and consultant for the Boston Red Sox minor league affiliate Greenville Drive from 2006-2010. Ryan then worked as the team PT and rehabilitation coordinator for the San Diego Padres baseball team from 2010-2017. Ryan is currently the physical therapist for the major league baseball team, Seattle Mariners.
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