presented by Lenny Macrina
Recently, attention to pediatric sports injuries has drawn national attention due to the increase in reported cases of overuse injuries by medical professionals and the national media. Awareness of shoulder fractures such as scapular, clavicle, and humeral fractures is essential in the treatment of the pediatric and adult athlete. This course will help the sports therapist evaluate, assess and treat these groups of patients with an evidence-based mindset in the hopes of preventing long-term issues in the athlete’s functional return to sports. Join Lenny Macrina as he presents case studies, evidence-based lectures, and demonstrates essential evaluations and exercises for the treatment of pediatric conditions and fractures.
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.
Lenny Macrina tackles pediatric special therapy and provides a thorough review of Little League Shoulder, including the evaluation and treatment. He outlines an evidence-based rehabilitation program and presents a case to help apply this information in practice or in the SCS exam.
Sprengel Deformity is a rare congenital pediatric condition that physical therapists are essential in treating. In this chapter, this chapter provides information on how best to provide evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation for these patients.
This extensive chapter covers humeral, scapular, and clavicle fractures in depth and provides case examples of each type of fracture. Use these case questions to test your knowledge of these common types of fractures and leave this chapter with a firm understanding of the best rehabilitation program designed to return your athletes to their maximal functional capacity.