Disciplines: Physical Therapy
Hours: 3 Contact Hours
Author(s): Robert C. Manske, MPT, MEd, SCS, ATC, CSCS
Item#: Q3461
Contents: 1 Course Book (34 pages)

Elbow Injuries in the Throwing Athlete - Part II: Treatment Strategies

Price $29.95
Item # Q3461
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

This basic-level course is the second part of a two-part series devoted to elbow injuries specific to the overhead-throwing athlete. Part II describes rehabilitation programs for specific injuries based on recent scientific literature and evidence-based treatment of the throwing athlete. The course explains the symptoms and conservative treatment rehabilitation program for ulnar neuropathy, the postoperative phases of rehabilitation associated with ulnar nerve transposition, and the conservative rehabilitation for injury to the ulnar collateral ligament. The stages of osteochondritis dissecans are identified and valgus extension overload is defined.

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
  • Define conservative rehabilitation for injury to the ulnar collateral ligament. 
  • List the pathologies associated with elbow injuries in the throwing athlete. 
  • Recognize the elements of a conservative treatment rehabilitation program for medial and lateral epicondylitis. 
  • Identify the symptoms for ulnar neuropathy.
  • Define a conservative treatment rehabilitation program. 
  • Describe the postoperative phases of rehabilitation associated with ulnar nerve transposition. 
  • Identify the stages of osteochondritis dissecans. 
  • Define the valgus extension overload. 
  • Describe how posterior olecranon osteophytes occur. 
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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  • There are no prerequisites for this course..