Gain a better understanding and knowledge as to the science and art of upper quarter based on physiological healing & progression, and techniques to prevent injury and improve rehabilitation outcomes.
Identify signs and causes of core & scapular insufficiency and the influence on kinetic chain breakdowns which contribute to common upper quarter injuries and reduced athletic performance.Prioritize the patient’s problem list/impairments for appropriate periodized therapy treatments and progression of exercise prescription as well as taping techniques for stability, injury prevention, function and performance (throwing, overhead serving, etc).
Create a return to sport specific throwing program that is evidence based and safe for return to softball, baseball and football.Create a return to sport specific overhead activity program that is evidence based and safe for return to work and sport (volleyball, tennis & swimming).
Develop and implement injury prevention and sports performance principles into the therapy program to fully rehabilitate your patient/client for return to full function and sport.
Review literature relative to Upper Extremity functional tests and gain the knowledge and confidence to incorporate the tests into daily practice for improved functional outcomes with your patients.
Interpret upper extremity functional outcome tests for determining if a patient is ready for return to sports and/or discharge from rehabilitation.