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Maximizing Arm Health and Recovery in Baseball Players (Recorded Webinar)

presented by Kyle Matsel, PT, DPT, PhD, SCS, CSCS and Phil Plisky, PT, DSc, OCS, ATC, CSCS

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Financial: Phil Plisky receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. He receives compensation from Professional Rebellion and is an equity partner in Functional Movement Systems. Dr. Matsel receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. He is also a University of Evansville employee and a Functional Movement Systems instructor. There is no financial interest beyond that.

Nonfinancial: Phil Plisky and Dr. Matsel have no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 57 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 9 Minutes

Looking to improve the performance and durability of your baseball players? Injury prevention efforts have fallen short in baseball, and players are still getting injured at alarming rates. Whether you are rehabilitating a pitcher or helping a team with their arm care system, there are certain risk factors and activities that are essential to the health and performance of your players. Through this course, you will learn how to easily identify and manage injury risk factors with simple testing procedures. Whether you are returning a player to sport after injury or designing a prevention program, there are key risk factors and activities that must be considered for optimal arm care programming. You'll also learn tips for appropriate recovery after throwing, no matter the level of the player. This course is designed to enable physical therapists, occupational therapists, and athletic trainers to effectively design and implement this information into their practice immediately.

Meet Your Instructors

Kyle Matsel, PT, DPT, PhD, SCS, CSCS

Dr. Matsel is faculty at the University of Evansville, where he teaches in the musculoskeletal content areas of the Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Evansville in 2011 and his PhD in rehabilitation sciences from the University of Kentucky in 2021. Dr. Matsel is…

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Phil Plisky, PT, DSc, OCS, ATC, CSCS

Phil Plisky is a professor in the University of Evansville's Doctor of Physical Therapy program and the cofounder of Professional Rebellion, a community dedicated to helping rehabilitation providers create the careers of their dreams. His mission is to advance rehabilitation by inspiring those with the power to change it. He does this as a faculty…

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1. Risk Factors for Arm Injuries in Baseball

It is important for rehabilitation professionals to be aware of the increasing incidence of baseball injuries and the physical risk factors that contribute to time loss. This chapter will help the learner become familiar with common musculoskeletal injury risk factors in baseball players.

2. Testing to Identify Risk Factors and Arm Care Program Design

Using group-based arm care programs designed to address multiple risk factors is current practice, but these programs lack individualization. This chapter will help the learner use testing to design arm care programs that target the unique risk factors in individual baseball players.

3. Pitch Counts, Rest Days, and Recovery

It is important for rehabilitation providers to understand the risk factors around throwing volume and recovery. This chapter will help the learner implement pitch count guidelines and recovery strategies to optimize player health and performance.

4. Question and Answer Session

In this segment, both Kyle and Phil will answer your questions from the webinar in a question-and-answer session.

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