The Overhead Athlete Series – Injuries, Assessment and Advances in Rehab of the Thrower’s Shoulder


Course Description

Filmed at the prestigious Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida. in this course Dr. James Andrews, recognized throughout the world for his scientific and clinic research contributions in knee, shoulder and elbow injuries, partners with Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT, leading authority in the rehabilitation of sports injuries and current President of the Sports Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), to deliver an unparalleled learning series devoted to understanding the overhead athletes shoulder, it's biomechanics, common injuries and their most effective rehabilitation techniques.

The overhead throwing motion is an intricate and precise movement and the overhead athlete requires a fine balance of shoulder mobility and stability to meet the mechanical demands of their particular sport. When pitching or passing, the overhead athlete exerts huge demands on the shoulder to generate the tremendous forces required to successfully complete the throwing motion. These incredible demands on the shoulder joint result in it being one of the most commonly injured joints in overhead athletes.

In this learning series developed exclusively for, these two internationally renowned sports physicians break this series down into three components relating to injury management for the overhead athlete: an breakdown of the biomechanics and injury patterns of the throwers shoulder, recent advances rehabilitation and an in-depth examination of glenohumeral internal rotation deficit (GIRD).

At the conclusion of this series healthcare professionals will take away a thorough understanding of the throwers shoulder, common injuries that plague the overhead athlete and creating an effective rehabilitation treatment plan to put the athlete back in the game.

This Seminar-On-Demand is 5 hours, 45 minutes in length (See individual course approvals tab for awarded contact hours for your state).

Contact Hours: 5
Video Course Format: Video
Instructional Level: Advanced BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced