Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstructions have recently reached “epidemic” proportions at the professional level. Due to a significant rise in recent elbow injuries among adolescent and professional athletes, risk factors have been identified and recommended guidelines developed for parents and coaches to follow during participation. It is imperative that sports medicine professionals take a proactive approach and begin to promote prevention and wellness in these athletes while developing sports medicine techniques to respond to these injuries.
In this course, lecture will be implemented to achieve the stated objectives. The instructor will provide an overarching review of the literature as it pertains to upper extremity injury epidemic in overhead athletes. Once the need for appropriate screenings prior to participation has been elucidated, the participants will review key barriers to implementation along with solutions to minimize these barriers. The participants will review the benefits to performing screens on overhead athletes and develop efficient and reproducible protocols to implement within daily clinical practice.
|Contact Hours: 1||
Webinar Course Format: Webinar
|Instructional Level: Intermediate||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
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- Epidemic of Upper Extremity Injuries
- Spirit of Inquiry
- PICOT Question
- Preliminary Conclusions
- Clinical Bottom Line
- Integration into Practice
- Benefits and Risks to implementation
- Barriers to Implementation
- Expected Outcomes
- Further Study
- KJOC in Youth Softball
- Youth Throwing Score
- Recommendations for Preventing Injuries in Youth
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on taking a proactive approach and begin to promote prevention and wellness in these athletes while developing sports medicine techniques to respond to these injuries.
- Recognize the importance of a proactive approach to promote wellness and decrease the risk of overuse upper extremity injuries
- Identify key stakeholders and medical professionals to be involved in implementation of this process
- Identify the costs, risks, and benefits to implementation of pre-season screening
A webinar is LIVE INTERACTIVE audio and video course delivered over the Internet to your computer. With a HomeCEU webinar, you are able to see, hear and interactive with the course presenter. In many courses, demonstrative video will be used to further enhance your learning experience. All content used in the presentation will also be made available to you for your personal use (PowerPoint Slides, Reference Materials etc.).
Contact Hours: 1 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Certified Athletic Trainer
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: 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
Financial – J.D. Boudreaux is employed by a private outpatient sports medicine clinic and receives a salary. He receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service