The Shoulder in Sports

Author / Instructor: Marilyn M. Pink PT, M.B.A., Ph.D.
Profession: Physical Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists
Jurisdiction: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands (U.S.), Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Course Number: 1526
CEU Hours: 3
Course Method: Online
Provider: Educata
Amount: $90
Active: Yes

The Shoulder in SportsThis course is comprised of the lectures below. Click on the lecture title for more details.

Swimmers, Golfers and Tennis Players

Description

This course examines the basic mechanics and pathomechanics in the freestyle swim stroke, the tennis serve and the golf swing, with a focus on the shoulder. The clinical implications of the pathomechanics are analyzed, and exercises to consider for swimmers, tennis players and golfers are discussed. Dr. Pink provides evidence of the integral differences in the unique mechanics of each sport, and she demonstrates the need for the clinician to understand the mechanics and pathomechanics of each of them.

Goals & Objectives:

At the completion of this lecture, the learner will be able to:

  1. Explain why the mechanics and pathomechanics of a sport are important in designing a treatment program for an athlete involved in that sport.
  2. Describe the significant differences and clinical implications during the freestyle stroke for the normal and painful shoulder.
  3. Explain the statistically significant differences and the clinical inferences in swimmers and matched controls in shoulder laxity, instability, impingement, range of motion and pain.
  4. Describe the subtle signs of injury in the freestyle swimmer.
  5. Identify the muscular activity in the shoulder during the tennis serve, as well as the clinical implications.
  6. Explain the power transfer in the swim stroke, tennis serve and golf swing.

Prerequisites:

None mandatory; strongly recommended, however: The Shoulder Complex

Baseball Pitchers

Description

This course differentiates the “overhead athlete” from the overhand pitcher. Dr. Pink first discusses the history of pitching and injury incidence (relative to pitching volume and rule changes) from 1876 forward. The course then describes the biomechanics and the muscle firing patterns in the overhand pitcher. Next, Dr. Pink identifies subtle signs of injury, so that the clinician can minimize the risk of anatomic injury. Finally, this information is translated to youth in pitching, which is the most common pitcher seen in PT clinics.

Goals & Objectives:

At the completion of this lecture, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe good mechanics of pitching.
  2. Explain the muscle firing patterns in the shoulder while pitching.
  3. Identify the shoulder muscles at risk for injury in pitchers.
  4. Describe the causes of shoulder injury in youth pitchers.
  5. Identify the subtle signs of injury in a pitcher’s shoulder.

Prerequisites:

None mandatory; strongly recommended, however: The Shoulder Complex

Continuing education credits

This course is acceptable for credit in most states for PTs and PTAs.

 

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