The Rehabilitation of a Professional Baseball Player Post-Op Slap Repair Incorporating the Use of Aquatic Therapy- EDT
October 26, 2016 from 1:00-3:00pm EDT
Presented By: Ryan Bitzel, MPT, Rehabilitation Coordinator for the San Diego Padres
In this webinar, Ryan Bitzel, Rehabilitation Coordinator for the San Diego Padres, will present a case study of the rehabilitation of a professional athlete recovering from shoulder labral repair surgery. Ryan will briefly review the basic anatomy of the shoulder and the differences that occur with overhead throwing athletes compared to the general population. Ryan will also discuss the basic anatomy of the labrum, the mechanism for labral injuries and the clinical signs and symptoms associated with labral injuries.
Ryan will review the phases of post-op rehab for this injury and where aquatic therapy fits in. Ryan will then present a case study of a professional baseball player’s post-op SLAP repair rehabilitation protocol, specifically focusing on how aquatic therapy was utilized within that rehabilitation. Ryan will share examples of specific aquatic exercises that were used to successfully advance the rehabilitation of this athlete.
- Identify how the unique properties of water are beneficial to shoulder rehabilitation after surgery
- Identify the phases in which aquatic therapy can effectively be utilized in the SLAP repair rehabilitation progression
- Apply new aquatic exercises that can enhance the rehabilitation of shoulder labral repair surgery
Continuing Education: This course is intended for athletic trainers. 2 CEUs are available through the BOC for athletic trainers who watch the live webinar in its entirety.