The number of ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries has increased in recent years. This is likely due to the repetitive high stress forces in overhead athletes such as pitchers, but these injuries are also found in other sports such as javelin throwers and ballistic sports such as gymnastics or football. This presentation will cover UCL injuries and effective rehab protocols for both non-operative and post-operative cases.
Run Time: 1 hour
Attendee: Physical Therapists, PTA's, Students, Athletic Trainers
Required Equipment: Personal Computer, Tablet, or Smartphone with access to Broadband Internet (<1.4 mbps)
Examination: Short quiz. Passing grade of 70% or higher required for certificate
Course Evaluation: Yes
Certificate of Completion: Yes
BOC Approval: Northeast Seminars is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for (1) hour of Category A continuing education. BOC Approved Provider Home Study Course: #P498
ProCert has awarded certification in the amount of 1 Continuing Competence Units (CCUs) to this activity. CCUs are a unit of relative value of an activity based on its evaluation against a rigorous and comprehensive set of standards representing the quality of an activity. The CCU determination is a valuation applying many factors including, but not limited to, duration of the activity. No conclusion should be drawn that CCUs correlate to time (e.g. hours).
Certificate of Completion
- Understand the anatomy and biomechanics of the elbow and, specifically, the UCL
- Develop an understanding of the mechanics of various UCL injuries
- Design an effective and appropriate rehabilitation program based on current clinical and scientific research for the following isolated UCL injury
- Differentiate post-op rehab protocols for different types of UCL surgeries
- Demonstrate 3 methods for examination for the UCL overhead athlete- Valgus Stress Test.
- For the UCL overhead athlete, describe 4 recommendations for non-operative rehabilitation.
- Develop a muscular strength training program for an athlete following UCL reconstruction.
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