S-921 Advanced Concepts for the Overhead Athlete (Boston)
Registration Information
March 10 - March 11, 2018
Marathon Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, LLC
99 Vanderbilt Avenue
Norwood, MA

About the Course:Angela Gordon - Overhead Athlete
Overhead athletes require special characteristics to allow them the mobility and stability to perform their sport. There are considerable anatomical and biomechanical kinetic chain concepts that professionals must understand to treat these athletes appropriately. The normal upper quarter function is dependent on controlled and sequenced motion of all its component parts. Additionally, in overhead sports, coordination from the lower quarter plays a major role in setting up the upper quarter to perform properly.  You will learn anatomical and biomechanical considerations of the entire kinetic chain in detail, along with extensive lab time for mastering evaluation and treatment skills. All overhead sports will be touch on and subtle difference reviewed.  Video analysis, breakdown of the pitcher’s mechanics, and live demonstration of an overhead athlete evaluation will be incorporated into this course.

Course Objectives:
Review the components of the shoulder girdle that result in normal shoulder girdle function as it relates to the overhead athlete. Learn to evaluate, recognize, and treat common conditions related to overhead athletes. Improve your understanding of the key components for treatment and build the skills to clinically integrate a streamlined evaluation process to be more successful in your market place. 

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About Angela Gordon, PT, DSc, MPT, COMT, OCS, ATC, FMSAngela Gordon

Angela Gordon has more than 12 years of clinical experience in orthopedic and sports physical therapy, and has been the lead physical therapist for the Washington Nationals Baseball team in 2005 and 2010 to present. She has worked extensively with numerous elite athletes from Major League Baseball, Canadian Football League, and European basketball players, and also works closely with many high school and collegiate overhead throwers and female athletes.

Dr. Gordon earned her Masters of Physical Therapy from Andrews University in Dayton, Ohio in 2002, and her Doctorate of Science from Andrews University in Berrin Springs, Michigan in 2012. She also earned her orthopedic manual therapist certification through NAIOMT in 2012 and became a certified athletic trainer in 2001. In 2012 Dr. Gordon received her dry needling specialist certification and in 2014 she earned her Orthopedic Specialist Certification from the American Physical Therapy Association.

Dr. Gordon has been an adjunct professor and guest lecturer at George Mason University in the athletic training department and clinical instructor to ATC’s and PT students from multiple schools. She has also been a guest lecturer for the VATA conference (2004, 2013), and instructor for continuing education courses for Physiotherapy Associates, Medstar Health, and National Strength Professionals Association. The educational topics she covers include SI dysfunction, Overhead throwers rehabilitation of shoulder and elbow pathologies, ACL rehabilitation and prevention, and Rehabilitation of UCL injuries.

Dr. Gordon is the owner and creator of F.A.S.T.™ (Female Athlete Sports Training program), and in 2013 published an article in the IJSPT related to female athlete injury prevention (Relationship between core strength, hip external rotator muscle strength, and STAR excursion balance test performance in female lacrosse players).

  • Cost: $399.00
  • For group discounts, please contact, susan@naiomt.com
  • This course is 2 days on-site. 
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