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Biomechanics of the Shoulder

presented by Lenny Macrina

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The rehabilitation of a shoulder injury requires a solid understanding of the underlying biomechanics. Particularly relevant to shoulder injuries, this course emphasizes the importance of biomechanics for swimming and the overhead baseball throw. By emphasizing implications for rehabilitations and return to play, the participant will leave this course able to better apply biomechanical principles in their treatment of these injuries. Current research is presented to aid the clinician in understanding and developing evidence-based rehabilitation programs for healthy and injured athletes. Join Lenny Macrina as he presents the biomechanics of the shoulder through dynamic motion graphics, detailed lectures, and illustrative demonstrations.

Meet Your Instructor

  • Lenny Macrina, MSPT, SCS, CSCS

    Leonard (Lenny) Macrina, MSPT, SCS, CSCS, is the Co-Founder and Director of Physical Therapy at Champion Physical Therapy and Performance in Waltham, MA. He received his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University. He has been teaching continuing education courses on shoulder rehabilitation and presenting at conferences around the United States since 2006. Lenny’s work has been published in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, the North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, the Sports Health Journal, and many more. His professional memberships include the APTA Massachusetts Chapter, APTA Sports Physical Therapy Section, American Sports Medicine Institute, and National Strength and Conditioning Association.

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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  1. Baseball Biomechanics

    1. Baseball Biomechanics

    To facilitate the treatment and rehabilitation of shoulder injuries, this chapter delves into the biomechanics of the baseball throw, including the different phases of throwing, the most common causes of injury, and the tissues involved. Lenny Macrina provides a detailed lecture, interactive demonstration, and application of the material through a case study to understand the biomechanics of the shoulder while throwing.

  2. Swimming Biomechanics

    2. Swimming Biomechanics

    Gain advanced knowledge of the biomechanics involved in the swimming motion by delving into this multifaceted chapter. Anatomy, biomechanics, and the application of this knowledge for evaluating and treating the healthy or injured athlete are all covered in through comprehensive lecture, demonstration, and supplemental materials. Finally, test your knowledge during the case study to prepare for the SCS prep program or application in your own practice.