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
|Target Audience: ATC/LAT, CSCS/NSCA-CPT, OT/COTA, PT/PTA|
|Instructional Level: Advanced||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
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- How to Examine the Athlete's Shoulder
- Non-Operative Treatment for Shoulder Dislocation in Season
- Shoulder Instability - Diagnosis and Treatment
- Rehabilitation Following Shoulder Stabilization Surgery
- Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries of the Throwing Shoulder: Surgery or Rehab?
- Acromioclavicular Joint Injury Surgical Management
- Case Presentation: Combined Labral and RC Injuries in a Football Player
- Posterior Instability in the Football Player: Management
- Evaluation & Treatment of the Scapula in Athletes
- Weightlifting & Conditioning Guidelines for the Upper Extremity in the Football Player
- Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Elbow Injuries
- Sports Related Injuries of the Hand and Wrist
- Training the Quarterback
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on assessing and treating injuries of the upper extremity in football players.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to
- Recognize the elements of a physical examination.
- Identify the common causes for shoulder instability, static and dynamic stabilizers, and treatment for athletes.
- Recognize the keys in treating acromioclavicular injuries in the shoulder.
- List imbalances that cause postural impairments for upper cross syndrome.
- Identify intervention and commonality for wrist, hand, and finger pathology.
- Recognize the Points of emphasis with quarterback throwing mechanics, throwing counts, and throwing risks.
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.
Contact Hours: 5
Please see "Approvals" tab for actual awarded contact hours for state and licensure.
Target Audience: Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists.
Instructional Level: Advanced
BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand
The course materials for this Seminar-On-Demand are available instantly in our online format.
- Financial - This course is created in conjunction with The Andrews Institute. The Andrews Institute receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course.
- Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.
- No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.