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 HomeCEUConnection.com, 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
|Target Audience: ATC/LAT, CSCS/NSCA-CPT, OT/COTA, PT/PTA|
|Instructional Level: Advanced||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
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GIRD: What It Is, What It Isn’t, and What To Do About It
Kevin Wilk discusses everything a healthcare professional needs to know about glenohumeral internal rotation deficit (GIRD) and how to treat it effectively. During this course, Dr. Wilk discusses the definition and assessment of GIRD, how GIRD correlates to injury, normal loss of internal rotation (IR), what constitutes a treatable form of GIRD, and what to do to restore loss of IR. As well as an examination of the physical characteristics of an overhead athlete, the course presents the distinction between Anatomical GIRD (aGIRD) and Pathologic GIRD (pGIRD), causes, recognition, biomechanics and risk of injury, and treatment. This course is a must watch for healthcare professionals wanting to expand their GIRD prevention and treatment techniques.
Total runtime: 1 hour, 5 minutes
Recent Advances in the Rehabilitation of the Overhead Athlete
Dr. Wilk calls upon his vast knowledge sports rehabilitation to lay out a comprehensive plan of attack for treating overhead throw injuries. In this course, healthcare professionals gain an understanding of the anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder complex and how to recognize the pathomechanics of various shoulder injuries in the overhead thrower.
Dr. Wilk provides guidance on designing an effective and appropriate rehabilitation program based on current clinical and scientific research for the overhead thrower, how to analyze specific exercise techniques and how to best evaluate the exercise’s effectiveness. Healthcare professionals are shown the best methods to integrate the information presented and formulate a treatment plan for specific case studies presented during the course.
Total runtime: 1 hour, 15 minutes
What I've Learned About the Throwing Arm in the Last 35 Years
Dr. Andrews present his most widely studied topic - the potential risks and implications of the throwing shoulder, including the rotator cuff. He discusses why the pathophysiology of the throwing shoulder is still misunderstood, what to look for in common injuries, the best methods for diagnosis, and advances in surgical techniques.
Total runtime: 1 hour, 9 minutes
The Overhead Athlete (Part 1) - Assessment and Treatment
This is a comprehensive evaluation of the overhead athlete conducted by renowned orthopaedic surgeon, James Andrews, MD, and distinguished physical therapist, Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT. This section provides an overview of the overhead thrower including the biomechanics and injury incidence. An assessment of motion and its effects to the shoulder are reviewed, along with surgical techniques and postoperative rehabilitation protocols. This information benefits sports medicine professionals across the spectrum.
Total runtime: 1 hour, 20 minutes
The Overhead Athlete (Part 2) - Rehabilitation Following Shoulder Surgery
Part 2 builds upon the assessment and treatment of the overhead athlete as discussed in Part 1. Dr. Andrews and Dr. Wilk focus on the postoperative rehabilitation following Superior Labrum Anterior and Posterior (SLAP) repair surgery, rotator cuff repair surgery and shoulder stabilization in the overhead athlete. Specific time lines and exercises are explored, illustrated and explained in great detail.
Total runtime: 1 hour, 2 minutes
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to guide the professional through on assessing and treating shoulder conditions.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to
- Define the biomechanics of the throwing act as it relates to injury patterns in the throwing shoulder.
- Identify injuries and conditions in the throwing athlete's shoulder to biomechanical and/or physiological conditions.
- Identify the most frequent injury patterns found in the throwing athlete and treatment options available for those conditions.
- Define Glenohumeral joint, Internal, Rotation, Deficit (GIRD).
- Identify the pathological impact of GIRD on athletes.
- Recognize stretches and warm up activities appropriate for internal rotation of the Glenohumeral joint.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder complex.
- Recognize the pathomechanics of various shoulder injuries in the overhead thrower.
- Identify specific clinical examination tests and maneuvers for the shoulder in the thrower.
- Identify exercise techniques for the shoulder complex and evaluate the exercises effectiveness.
- Recognize the evolution of treatment of injuries to the throwing/overhead athlete
- Identify treatment course for overhead use injuries
- Identify types of superior labral anterior posterior (SLAP) lesions in overhead throwers.
- Recognize special test and imaging studies for assessing SLAP lesions.
- Identify surgical treatment for SLAP lesions.
- Identify rehabilitation options for SLAP lesions.
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: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Athletic Trainers, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists.
Instructional Level: Advanced
BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand
- 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.