Utilizing Aquatic Therapy for UCL Injury Rehabilitation- EDT
Presented By: Jeremy Braziel ATC, CSC, CES, clinician at the Shoulder Center of Arkansas
Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries are becoming increasingly common, especially in throwing and overhead athletes. These injuries often require surgery and can lead to lengthy recovery times. In this webinar, Jeremy Braziel, ATC, CSC, CES, clinician at the Shoulder Center of Arkansas, will discuss how to effectively integrate aquatic therapy into a UCL injury rehabilitation program in order to improve patient outcomes. Jeremy will review the various aspects of UCL injury including contributing factors, symptoms and diagnosis. He will provide specific and practical exercise strategies utilizing resistance, equipment and multiple patient positions that can be applied at various stages of the rehabilitation protocol. Jeremy will discuss how these strategies have been developed to safely, efficiently and effectively bridge the gap between rehabilitation and return to throwing.
- Identify and address potential contributing kinematic and pathological deficiencies commonly associated with UCL injuries
- Identify the benefits of an aquatic environment that can be used to improve patient outcomes
- Apply specific aquatic exercises to increase function, stabilization, conditioning and strength after UCL injury
Continuing Education: This course is intended for athletic trainers. 1 CEU is available through the BOC for athletic trainers who watch the live webinar in its entirety.