Injuries in Football: The Upper Extremities


Course Description

Like every sports, football carries the risk of injury. Due to the fact that football is a high-impact sport, football has the highest risk of injury than any other sport. The acts of tackling, blocking, and other physical contact between players frequently result in concussions, contusions, sprains and other injuries.

The very nature of football means that injuries are simply unavoidable. Players are required to pivot and change direction quickly, which increases the chance of an injury to joints or other tissues. Sudden bursts of speed can cause muscle damage if the player is not properly warmed up. Also commonly found in football players are overuse injuries, especially for quarterbacks.

Originally presented as a live event at the prestigious Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida, “Injuries in Football: The Upper Extremities” presents an in-depth exploration of common injuries football players suffer during play and how to deal with them. This guide combines the professional knowledge of ten preeminent sport medicine physicians, including Dr. James Andrews himself and the Head Athletic Trainer for the New England Patriots, Jim Whalen, ATC.

This extensive guide provides a review of anatomy and pathology for the upper extremities. Some concepts reflected upon are dislocations, sprains, and fractures of the shoulder, elbow, and wrist joints. For injuries that are applicable, non-operative and operative treatment options are available. Postural impairments and corrective management are both dissected and correctively approached when dealing with athletes and functional movement. Weight lifting progressions for the upper extremities are provided throughout the course for rehabilitation, stabilization, and strength training purposes. Peer reviewed studies are provided as evidence based practice for treatment options in regards to the pathology involved in the course.

This series is a must watch for healthcare professionals seeking a comprehensive guide to effectively treating injuries in football players.

This Seminar-On-Demand is 5 hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

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