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How is the pediatric athlete different from the older, or skeletally mature, athlete? Over the last three of the four decades, sports injuries in adolescent youth have skyrocketed. Over a quarter of all childhood injuries are due to sports. In Part Two of this two-part series on pediatric upper extremity injuries in sports, participants will learn to identify common pathologies affecting the elbow complex and wrist, hand injuries, and general ligamentous laxity in pediatric athletes. Dr. Michael Fink demonstrates assessment and treatment techniques of these pathologies with a young throwing athlete. Upon completion of this course, participants will have knowledge of select assessment and rehab techniques for these conditions.
Dr. Michael Fink is a former Air Force physical therapist that is dual board-certified in Orthopedics and Sports. He is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of PT at Lebanon Valley College, national lecturer, published researcher, and winner of numerous PT awards. Dr. Fink teaches differential diagnosis, manual therapy (including high velocity low amplitude thrust…
Chapter 1 of this course explores elbow complex injuries, including Little League Elbow, Medial Epicondylar Apophysitis, and Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) insufficiency. Dr. Michael Fink demonstrates evaluation and treatment techniques for Little League Elbow and UCL Insufficiency with a pediatric athlete.
In this chapter, Dr. Michael Finks identifies lateral sided elbow injuries, including Panner Disease, Osteochondritis Dissecans, and Posteromedial Impingement. Participants will learn clinical assessment and treatment techniques for these pathologies.
3. Wrist Conditions
Participants will learn to identify common pathologies affecting the wrist in pediatric athletes. These include chronic wrist pain, Ulnar Variance, Scaphoid Fractures, and Kienbock’s Disease. Dr. Michael Fink demonstrates select wrist, hand and general laxity assessment and treatment techniques with a young athlete.
4. Hand and Miscellaneous Conditions
The final chapter of this series reviews hand and miscellaneous conditions that present in pediatric athletes, including Boxer’s Fracture, Jersey Finger, Mallet Finger, and Gamekeeper’s Thumb. Dr. Michael Fink demonstrates assessment and treatment techniques, including the Beighton Hypermobility Exam.
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