Sports Medicine Secrets: Motor Control Impairments in the Overhead Athlete
Section: The Academy of Orthopaedic PT
Session Code: OR-1A-6387
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Hilton Riverside
Room: Grand Salon A
Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Intermediate
In this session, the presenters will describe expert clinical reasoning skills used in professional and collegiate sports rehabilitation to bridge the gap between orthopedic rehabilitation and competition-level performance. With the use of precise movement analysis and manual techniques, orthopedic physical therapy clinicians will augment their orthopedic rehabilitation-to-performance toolbox. Current best evidence suggests that poor motor control or aberrant motions in the upper quarter (including thoracic spine, glenohumeral, and scapulothoracic joints) have critical implications for movement analysis and movement coordination retraining. A systematic and evidence-based examination, beginning with movement analysis, will be explored. The speakers will discuss key evidence-based impairments and their matching interventions. Attendees will learn about the use of high-definition video and apps for movement analysis via case examples from various sports including: volleyball, swimming, and other overhead sports. By using an integrated, manual, movement and sports therapy examination approach, the presenters will demonstrate how specific interventions are targeted to the cause and source of extremity problems, thereby achieving competition-level outcomes.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
1. Value movement analysis to appraise movement aberrations in athletes with spinal dysfunction, including use of widely available mobile applications.
2. Judge when, how, and why merging orthopedic, manual, and movement science skillsets are essential in managing upper extremity dysfunction in the orthopedic patient.
3. Evaluate clinical reasoning models to prioritize interventions based on the paradigm used in professional, collegiate, and high school sports rehabilitation.
4. Assess and compare how activity limitation and impairment-focused orthopedic rehabilitation can optimize orthopedic clinical practice in managing the injured upper extremity athlete.
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