Upper extremity pathology is common in the general population and even more frequent with overhead athletes. To be successful in this specialized population it is important to understand the rehabilitation progression for a safe return to the demands of overhead activity. The purpose of this presentation is to present an evidence-based review of current physical therapy practice for the management and treatment of shoulder and elbow pathology in the overhead athlete. The principles of dynamic stabilization as it relates to an overhead athlete population will be discussed. Criteria for a safe progression to overhead sport following injury will also be included. 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 August 3, 2018
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; BOC/2.0 EBP; 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; ProCert/FSBPT/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 identify at least three appropriate rehabilitation interventions within various stages of healing following rotator cuff surgical interventions.
- The participant will be able to describe at least three appropriate non-operative treatment interventions.
- The participant will be able to identify the mechanism of injury associated with Superior Labrum Anterior Posterior (SLAP) and Bankart Lesions.
- The participant will be able to list at least three characteristics of the overhead athlete related to mobility, strength, posture, and proprioception.
- The participant will be able to outline an effective and appropriate rehabilitation program for the overhead athlete based on current clinical and scientific research.
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learner outcomes|
|15-30 Minutes||Rotator cuff|
|30-45 Minutes||Shoulder instability|
|45-60 Minutes||Elbow considerations|
|60-95 Minutes||Rehabilitation considerations: Acute injury through return to throwing; Therapeutic exercise considerations|
|95-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
David Nolan, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, SCS, CSCS
Dr. Nolan is an Associate Clinical Professor at Northeastern University in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences as well as a Graduate Lecturer in the College of Professional Studies in the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Northeastern University. David is also a Clinical Specialist at the Mass General Sports Physical Therapy Service and the Director of the MGH / Northeastern University Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program.
Dr. Nolan is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Sports Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is a past recipient of the “Excellence in Clinical Teaching” award from the New England Consortium of Academic Coordinators of Clinical Education as well as the award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Practice by the Massachusetts Chapter of the APTA. Dr. Nolan was also presented with the 2019 Lynn Wallace Clinical Educator award from the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy.
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