Disciplines: Physical Therapy
Hours: 3 Contact Hours
Author(s): Robert C. Manske, MPT, MEd, SCS, ATC, CSCS
Item#: Q3460
Contents: 1 Course Book (36 pages)

Elbow Injuries in the Throwing Athlete - Part I: Anatomy, Pitching Biomechanics, and Clinical Exam



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Item # Q3460
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This basic-level course is a two-part series devoted to elbow injuries specific to the overhead-throwing athlete. This part gives an overview of anatomy and describes common clinical examination techniques for the overhead-throwing athlete with elbow injuries. The course describes the functional relationships of the various joints of the elbow, the major muscle groups that guide movement patterns at the elbow, biomechanics of the throwing motion that affect the elbow, and the importance of the inert structures surrounding the elbow joint.

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1611021TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT & PTA license renewal in Texas.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the importance of the inert structures surrounding the elbow joint. 
  • Describe the structural and functional relationships of the various joints of the elbow. 
  • Identify the major muscle groups that guide movement patterns at the elbow. 
  • Recognize elbow functional anatomy. 
  • Identify the various evaluation procedures for the elbow. 
  • Recognize relevant biomechanics of the throwing motion that affect the elbow.
  • Identify various evaluation procedures for the neurologically involved elbow patient.
  • List certain clinical examination tests used in evaluating osseous problems degenerative changes and tennis and golf elbow. 
Robert C. Manske, MPT, MEd, SCS, ATC, CSCS, is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), a credentialed certified clinical instructor (APTA), and a certified athletic trainer (NATA), with a BA degree in physical education, a Masters degree of physical therapy (MPT), and another Masters Degree in Education (Med), with specialties in Kinesiology, and Sports Medicine from Wichita State University in Wichita, KS. Robert is an Assistant Professor in Wichita State University’s Department of Physical Therapy and a staff therapist at Via Christi Regional Medical Center in Wichita, KS. He has published numerous articles, abstracts, and book chapters in his specialties. Robert has made many presentations at professional conferences and seminars as well as at APTA meetings and expositions. He has written other continuing education courses for APTA’s orthopedic section and has been a member and served on several APTA national committees and the APTA sports physical therapy section since 1993. He has written several courses for GSC Home Study.
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  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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  • There are no prerequisites for this course.