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Evaluation and Treatment of the Adolescent Overhead Athlete

Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy
Contact Hours:   2
Registration Fee:   $59.00

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional on evaluation and treatment of the adolescent overhead athlete. Professional Objectives: At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to: List three evidence based risk factors for shoulder and/or elbow injury in the adolescent overhead athlete List three evidence based common musculoskeletal injuries in the adolescent overhead athlete. Enumerate three evidence based pitching pathomechanics in the adolescent baseball pitcher. Recoall three evidence based injury preventive measures for the adolescent overhead athlete. Identify three best practice interventions for a rehabilitation program following shoulder elbow injury in the overhead athlete. Criteria for Completion:A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.

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In an era of sport specialization, the adolescent athlete is at an all-time high risk for sustaining injury. This course presents the rehabilitation specialist with the latest evidence ? based approaches in the evaluation and rehabilitation of the adolescent overhead athlete. Learn the critical elements of an effective screening process to identify young athletes who are at risk for injury. This course presents the relationship among several shoulder and elbow disorders and discusses the most evidence- based clinical tests. Effective screening measures to identify core instability, scapula dyskinesia and abnormal pitching mechanics are highlighted. Numerous videos of sport-specific drills for the shoulder, scapula and core\lower extremity are provided to enforce learned material. You will have access to the most recent post-surgical protocols used by the world?s leading orthopedic surgeons in the country. In addition, this course provides interval and transition to sport protocols for overhead athletes, including baseball pitchers and position players, swimmers, quarterbacks, golfers, tennis players, softball pitchers and tennis players. This Seminar-on-Demand is 2 contact hours in length (check your state?s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   , , Online Seminar
Dates:   01-01-2050 - 01-01-2050