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, including interval throwing programs are also included.
Live WebinarWed, Nov 16, 2022 at 2:00 pm EST
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; MA/2.0; 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; 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 two risk factors associated with ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries in overhead-throwing athletes.
- After this course, participants will be able to list at least two exercises that target the strengthening of the flexor-pronator mass.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the key distance during the athlete’s return to play throwing program to determine if the overhead athlete is ready to transition to throwing off of the mound.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify two conservative or surgical alternatives to UCL reconstruction.
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learning outcomes|
|15-30 Minutes||Review: Elbow anatomy and phases of throwing|
|30-45 Minutes||UCL injury risk factors|
|45-60 Minutes||Clinical exam|
|60-90 Minutes||Conservative vs. surgical intervention|
|90-105 Minutes||Interval throwing programs|
|105-115 Minutes||UCL Prevention: Patient Education, including weighted balls|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Ryan is currently the Major League Physical Therapist for the Seattle Mariners baseball team (2018-present). He began his career as a staff physical therapist with Proaxis Therapy at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas (2006-2010) before becoming the Minor League Rehab Coordinator with the San Diego Padres organization (2010-2017). He graduated from Walsh University (2006) in North Canton, OH, and also now serves as an adjunct professor at Walsh University, teaching the Upper Extremity Sports Medicine course. He currently resides in Massillon, OH, in the off-season
Non-financial: Ryan Bitzel has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
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