A Health Care Provider’s Guide To Preventing Injury In Baseball


Course Description

Athletics present a wonderful opportunity for children to realize their physical potential and learn valuable life lessons. It promotes health, wellness, and an active lifestyle. It also, unfortunately, opens the athlete up to the possibility of injury. These rates of injury are increasing as children enter into athletic competition and streamline that athletic competition at earlier ages. We treat these injuries in our clinics, and with the changing healthcare environment, we have fewer visits in which to do so.

Therefore, if the health care provider hopes to continue to produce positive outcomes for our patient athletes, greater emphasis needs to be placed on not only traditional treatment of injury, but prevention of them. Intimate knowledge of the body as it relates to sport is imperative for health care providers in order to effectively prevent injuries in these patients through education to parents, athletes, and coaches. These same principles can also then be applied to treat these injuries should they occur.

This course teaches the health care provider how the human body plays the sport of baseball. This course addresses the anatomy and biomechanics applicable to baseball so that it can then be applied to a thorough review of literature on injuries and their prevention. Every health care provider involved in baseball needs to know this information. It is a critical component of our duty in health care to ‘Do No Harm’.

This Seminar-On-Demand is 3 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

Contact Hours: 3
Video Course Format: Video
Instructional Level: Advanced BOC Level of Difficulty: Mastery