presented by Robert Donatelli
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Robert Donatelli, PhD, PT
From March of 2004 to August of 2004 Dr. Donatelli worked as a physical therapist on the PGA tour helping treat injuries sustained by the golf professionals. In addition, he has served as a Physical Therapy Consultant to the Montreal Expos, Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Teams. Donatelli has lectured throughout the United States,…Read full bio
1. Biomechanics of the Shoulder
It is important to understand the mechanics of the shoulder in order to be able to restore the important components that improve performance and facilitate the rehabilitation of the athlete. This chapter provides an in-depth introduction to the biomechanics of the shoulder and how they are impacted in the overhead throwing athlete.
2. Phases of Throwing
Chapter Two identifies the shoulder mechanics of the overhead throwing athlete from early cocking phase to acceleration/deceleration. This chapter further includes muscle activity during the different phases.
3. Pathophysiology of the Overhead Athlete’s Shoulder
This chapter covers several pathophysiologies of the overhead athlete’s shoulder, particularly focusing on GIRD. This section includes the physiology behind these conditions, stretches for rehabilitation, and treatment of these conditions.