This course will help you understand the mechanics of the throwing process to properly rehab a thrower, and teach you to look for issues that may have predisposed them for injury. This course will also lead to discussions concerning the climate of youth sports and specialization.
Overhead athletes of all ages are capable of accelerating their upper extremity to speeds that routinely exceed 7,000 degrees per second. The role of and interaction between the joints, tissues, and segments involved in this process is very complex, but often results in injuries to the shoulder and elbow. This course will examine common areas of dysfunction in the overhead athlete through easy to digest biomechanical framework that addresses the entire kinetic chain. Treatment approaches will emerge from an enhanced understanding of this framework and will be discussed in terms of manual techniques and appropriate treatment progression.