Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstructions have recently reached “epidemic” proportions at the professional level. In addition to surgical reconstruction, many non-operative injuries occur in competitive overhead athletes. Lecture will be implemented to achieve the stated objectives. The instructor will provide an overarching review of the literature as it pertains to elbow injury epidemic in overhead athletes. Participants will be able to reflect on their current rehabilitation and return to play plan for elbow injuries and make appropriate modifications for future rehabilitation interactions.
|Contact Hours: 2||
Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Intermediate||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
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- Overview of EBP
- Facts about Elbow Injuries
- Common Misconceptions
- PICOT Question
- Anatomy Review
- Common Injuries
- Recommendations for Preventing Injuries
- Pitch Count recommendations
- Rehabilitation after UCL Reconstruction 0-16 weeks
- Functional Progressions
- Return to Hitting
- Return to Throwing (Baseball, Softball, javelin)
- Return to Play
- KJOC Score
- Youth throwing Score
- Summary f Key Points
- Clinical pearls
Course Goals & Objectives:
It is essential for athletic trainers to have a firm understanding of the physiological healing constraints of specific elbow injuries and establish an evidence-based rehabilitation progression to facilitate a successful return to sport. In addition, it is imperative that 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. Appropriate evidence-based strategies, including upper extremity, core, and lower extremity strengthening, should be implemented throughout the entire rehabilitation process to prepare for initiation of a sport-specific functional progression. Communication is critical between the athletic trainer, physician, and athlete to assure increased likelihood of successful outcomes.
- Recognize the significant increase in incidence of elbow injuries recently in overhead athletes.
- Identify guidelines to implement to reduce upper extremity injury risk in overhead athletes.
- Identify specific exercises to implement during various stages of the rehabilitation program.
- Identify return to play plan, including a return to throwing progression, based on functional criteria.
- Recognize the importance of a proactive approach with pre-season screening to decrease the risk of overuse upper extremity injuries.
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Contact Hours: 2 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
BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
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