In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's Angela Gordon demonstrates how to re-establish scapular position for proper activation of the scapular muscles, a technique she teaches in her sports medicine-focused course "Advanced Concepts for the Overhead Athlete.”
In the manual therapy video below, former Washington Nationals baseball team lead physical therapist and NAIOMT faculty member, Angela Gordon, demonstrates a Glenohumeral Capsular Ligament Assessment.
In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Angela Gordon demonstrates a Glenohumeral Capsular Ligament Assessment. And as we speak, she's in Virginia teaching our new specialty course Advanced Concepts for the Overhead Athlete. Want in on the next one? Reserve your spot in the Colorado Springs, CO July class on or browse other upcoming manual therapy courses including Lumbopelvic Spine, Upper and Lower Extremity, and Spinal Manipulation here.
We are very excited to introduce you to and give a warm welcome to Michael E. Lehr PT,DPT,OCS,CSCS, who will be joining the NAIOMT guest faculty to teach two new specialty courses coming up focused on Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization and Neuromuscular Exercise Prescription. (Stay tuned for more info on those and browse upcoming manual therapy learning opportunities in the meantime!)
In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Angela Gordon, PT, DSc, MPT, COMT, OCS, ATC, FMS addresses a progression for scapular stabilization for overhead athletes. For more expertise in this area, check out Angela's upcoming course Advanced Concepts for the Overhead Athlete May 14 - May 15, 2016 in Falls Church Virginia or July 16-17 in Colorado Springs, CO.
Elbow injuries are typically seen in baseball and tennis players because of repetitive throwing or swinging motions. The problem arises in these athletes from the inflammation and deterioration of ligaments and tendons because of repetitive stress and or kinetic chain weak links. This can ultimately lead to pain, tenderness, stress fractures, ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries or permanent growth plate damage.
As the spring seasons are upon us, we are starting to see a few athletes make their way in to the clinic for various aches and pains and even some more serious injuries. We talk a lot about off-season rest times and injury prevention programs for the overhead athlete, so why do these injuries occur so early in the spring season?
In the video below, hear from NAIOMT faculty member Angela Gordon, PT, DSc, MPT, COMT, OCS, ATC, FMS on some of the specific areas she'll be addressing in her upcoming specialty course Advanced Concepts for the Overhead Athlete. If you have any interest in treating professional athletes, this one's for you!
As 2015 winds down and we embark on another year of guiding PTs toward being the best caregivers they can be, we invite you to reflect on some of the experiences that have shaped your approach in one way or another.