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Rehabilitation of the Overhead Throwing Athlete

presented by Lenny Macrina

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This course from Lenny Macrina will cover topics related to the rehabilitation of the overhead throwing athlete. Upon completion, learners will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the involved anatomy, the biomechanics of the overhead athlete, and mechanisms of possible tissue injury. Proper ROM measurement techniques will be presented, and learners will understand how to interpret these findings to outline a rehabilitation program. Specific clinical examination tests and maneuvers appropriate for the overhead athlete will be demonstrated. Lenny will conclude by outlining a multi-phased, scientifically based rehabilitation protocol based on the athlete’s presentation. Also, rehabilitation of a UCL reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery) will be presented based on the most up-to-date literature.

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. Introduction & Characteristics of a Baseball Player

    1. Introduction & Characteristics of a Baseball Player

    Describe the typical physical characteristics of a baseball player. Identify the anatomy and biomechanics related to the rehabilitation of the baseball player. Describe the forces affecting the shoulder of an overhead throwing athlete and mechanisms of possible injury.

  2. Special Tests

    2. Special Tests

    Implement proper ROM measurement techniques for glenohumeral rotational range of motion. Interpret these findings to outline a rehabilitation program. Perform and interpret specific clinical examination tests & maneuvers appropriate for the overhead athlete.

  3. Rehabilitation Protocol

    3. Rehabilitation Protocol

    Outline a scientifically based multi-phased rehabilitation protocol based on the athlete’s presentation. Identify the acute, intermediate, and advanced phases of rehabilitation and implement rehabilitation programs for various shoulder injuries affecting the overhead throwing athlete.