presented by Michael Fink
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Michael Fink, PT, DSc, SCS, OCS
Dr. Michael Fink is a former Air Force physical therapist that is dual board-certified in Orthopedics and Sports. He is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of PT at Lebanon Valley College, national lecturer, published researcher, and winner of numerous PT awards. Dr. Fink teaches differential diagnosis, manual therapy (including high velocity low amplitude thrust…Read full bio
1. Overcommitted and Underdeveloped
In the first chapter of this course, Overcommitted and Underdeveloped, Dr. Michael Fink reviews the risk factors leading to upper extremity injuries in skeletally immature athletes. He discusses the three main factors that contribute to risk of injury for pediatric athletes, including age, sports specialization, and volume of play.
2. Shoulder Girdle Injuries
In this chapter, Dr. Michael Fink identifies common pathologies in pediatric athletes involving the Acromioclavicular Joint and proximal humerus. He demonstrates select shoulder girdle assessment and treatment techniques with a young throwing athlete.
3. Little League Shoulder
Chapter 3 reviews Little League Shoulder, beginning with its signs and symptoms. Participants will learn treatments, including rest from throwing, NSAIDs, and gradual return to throwing, as well as what to expect regarding prognosis. They will learn about injury prevention and the appropriate time to refer a patient.
4. Pitching Guidelines
In the final chapter of this course, Dr. Michael Fink reviews and analyzes the effects of pitching guidelines by age. Participants will review Glenohumeral Instability, and watch live demonstrations of evaluation techniques for GIRD and posterior cap stretching. SLAP Lesions, including evaluation and treatment techniques, are discussed.