Wilk PTI Online: UCL Injuries in Athletes - Treatment Options & Rehabilitation

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Quick Overview

Presented by: Kevin Wilk

Causes of UCL injuries and their prevalence among athletes, specifically baseball pitchers


Injury rates among windmill-style female pitchers are increasing and almost half will experience pain during year. This telecast will include lecture providing the scientific & clinical evidence for treatment of the female shoulder, specifically female athletes in softball and fast-pitch softball. 

This program will include lecture, video and live patient demonstration in the treatment of this challenging condition. 

This live webtelecast will also be available to students who were unable to view the live webtelecast. Participants who view the on-demand webtelecast will be required to demonstrate mastery of the presented materials through completion of an online assessment or test.


Run Time: 1 hour

Instructional Level: Physical Therapists, PTA's, Students, Athletic Trainers

Examination: 4-question test. Passing grade of 70% or higher required for certificate

Requirements: Personal Computer, Tablet, or Smartphone with access to Broadband Internet (<1.4 mbps)

Course Evaluation: Yes

Certificate of Completion: Yes

Workbook/Handout: Yes

Course Approvals/Certifications: 


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 (2) hours of Category A continuing education. BOC Approved Provider Home Study Course: #P498


ProCert has awarded certification in the amount of 2 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).


Presentation Agenda

25 min   Motion anlaysis and common injuries
10 min   Patient assessment
25 min   Rehabilitation principles and techniques

Course Evaluation

Certificate of Completion

Learning Goals

Upon successful completion of this webinar, the participants will be able to:

  • Describe common shoulder injuries of female throwers
  • Identify techniques for injury assessment
  • Describe rehabilitation principles and techniques for treating these patients
  • Design an effective and appropriate rehabilitation program based on current clinical and scientific research
  • Integrate the information presented in this course and demonstrate problem-solving skills

Behavioral Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the participant will be able to:

1. Explain 4 key differences in the types of lesions in the female throwing athlete vs. the male throwing athlete.

2. Describe 2 biomechanical components of the upper extremity or body/trunk during the 4 phases of the windmill style pitch in the female throwing athlete.

3. Recognize 3 subjective complaints you ‘d expect to hear during an intake of the female throwing athlete with a shoulder injury.

4. Identify 3 objective clinical findings you’d potentially expect to see during an examination of the female throwing athlete.

5. Apply the Biceps load test during examination of the female throwing athlete.

6. Integrate 3 Dynamic Stabilization exercises in the rehabilitation program of the female throwing athlete.

7. Incorporate all exercises of the Softball Pitchers 10 Program in the rehab program of the female throwing athlete.

Additional Information

Instructor(s) Kevin Wilk
Platform Webcast, Online

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