The Shoulder: Overuse Injuries in Athletes

presented by Lenny Macrina

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The shoulder is a critical component of many athletes’ careers. How might the sports therapist best prepare themself to treat and protect their athletes from overuse injuries of the shoulder? Join Lenny Macrina as he provides a detailed look into shoulder overuse injuries. This course discusses the evaluation, treatment, and progression of patients with overuse injuries to the shoulder and surrounding soft tissue. A brief synopsis of the anatomy, biomechanics and typical presentation will be discussed in lecture and case format. In addition, rehabilitation strategies to avoid long-term issues will be presented as part of the case series. This course is designed to both prepare therapists for these conditions and to provide those studying for the SCS Preparation Program with a thorough foundation in overuse injuries to the shoulder.

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. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

    1. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

    This chapter provides a thorough introduction to thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS), including the anatomy, general prevalence, and types. Lenny Macrina covers neurogenic, venous, neurologic, and arterial compression and uses a detailed case study and exercise demonstration to provide the viewer with a comprehensive understanding of TOS.

  2. Biceps Tendinopathy

    2. Biceps Tendinopathy

    To effectively recognize and treat biceps tendinopathy, the therapist must first possess a solid familiarity with the condition itself. Macrina provides this through a pathophysiology histological analysis, differential diagnosis, and examination in the lecture and through a case study.

  3. Suprascapular Neuropathy

    3. Suprascapular Neuropathy

    Focusing on suprascapular neuropathy, this chapter provides thorough anatomical references as well as an introduction to the typical presentation of the condition and the essentials of a good exam. Macrina further explores his own experiences with suprascapular neuropathy through a case study.

  4. Subacromial Impingement

    4. Subacromial Impingement

    The presentation, differential diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of subacromial impingement are all thoroughly examined in this chapter. Macrina explores the intervention, examination, and important conclusions for a patient with subacromial impingement. In addition, Macrina touches upon recent literature and anatomy. This chapter also provides exercise demonstrations and a case study.