This course discusses risk factors associated with ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries spanning from youth baseball to the professional level. Current concepts of both conservative and surgical management of UCL injuries, as well as injury prevention methods for adolescent/high school baseball pitchers, will also be discussed.
Live WebinarFri, Oct 6, 2023 at 12:00 pm EDT
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; BOC/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DC/2.0; DE/2.0; FL/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; LA/2.0; 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; NM/2.0; NY/2.0; OK/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
- After this course, participants will be able to list at least three risk factors associated with ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries in youth/adolescent baseball players.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the most likely factor that determines the success or failure of conservative rehab with elbow UCL injuries.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the key distance in the interval throwing program where the varus torque forces on the elbow roughly equal the forces of pitching off of a mound, making this a KPI to progress to mound throwing.
- After this course, participants will be able to list two preventative interventions that reduced the risk of UCL injury in high school baseball players
|0-15 Minutes||Review of learning outcomes. Background on UCL injuries in youth/adolescent baseball|
|15-30 Minutes||Review: Elbow anatomy and phases of throwing|
|30-45 Minutes||UCL injury risk factors|
|45-75 Minutes||Conservative rehab|
|75-90 Minutes||Surgical intervention|
|90-115 Minutes||Prevention methods|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Ryan is an adjunct professor in the physical therapy department at Walsh University (North Canton, OH). Previously, he served as the Major League Physical Therapist for the Seattle Mariners baseball team (2018- 2022) and as the Minor League Rehabilitation Coordinator for the San Diego Padres Organization (2010-2017). He also completed a minor league internship program with the Houston Astros minor league affiliate Salem Avalanche in 2003. He began his career as a staff physical therapist for Proaxis Therapy at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas (Spartanburg, SC) from 2006-2010. He also served as a consultant PT for the Greenville Drive minor league baseball team. He graduated with his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Walsh University in 2006 and currently resides in Massillon, OH.
Non-financial: Ryan Bitzel has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
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