Rehabilitation of the Overhead Athlete - 'Underneath' Factors Relevant to Overhead Function
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this session will be held online only.
DMU faculty, staff, students, residents, and the medical community.
Overhead throwing athletes are at risk for injuries to the shoulder, elbow, and other upper extremity structures. Treatment of the overhead throwing athlete is one of the more challenging aspects of orthopedic sports medicine. Understanding of the throwing motion and the forces applied to the anatomical structures are essential to diagnosis and treatment. What’s less well known is that lower extremity biomechanics can significantly impact injury risk and aide in injury prevention. Early detection of symptoms, followed by management with rest and rehabilitation may mitigate the need for surgical intervention. Healthcare providers should be aware of these approaches, as prevention of serious injury is more beneficial to the long-term health of the patient than surgical repair.
- Identify risk factors associated with throwing-related injury.
- Explain the mechanics of the lower half relative to throwing efficiency.
- Describe common rehabilitation strategies for the overhead athlete.
Lauren Mach, PT, DPT, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy Clinic, Des Moines University
Shane McClinton, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT, CSCS
Associate Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy Clinic, Des Moines University
- MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 1.0 AMA PRA Category1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
- Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.0 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
- Other healthcare providers: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
No commercial interest company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director.
Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with commercial interest companies to disclose:
- Lauren Mach, PT, DPT, ATC, speaker
- Shane McClinton, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT, CSCS, speaker
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 1.00 AOA Category 1A
- 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
- 1.00 IBON