presented by Robert Donatelli
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
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. The Overhead Throwing Athlete Pathologies
In this chapter, the pathologies of the overhead throwing shoulder are covered in depth. This includes labral tears, scapula dysfunction, and instability-impingement rotator cuff tears. Finally, Robert Donatelli will discuss strengthening exercises as an important part of rehabilitation.
2. Instability of the Shoulder
This chapter provides an in-depth look into shoulder instability, focusing on instability-impingement rotator cuff tears. These include tears of the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and the subscapularis. Concepts such as dynamic instability and gleno-humeral kinematics provide the participant with a thorough understanding of these conditions.
3. Dynamic Control and Balance
In order to fully understand and manage the return to sport of the overhead throwing athlete, this chapter provides the participant with a detailed analysis and understanding of the dynamic control and balance required to safely perform overhead throwing mechanics. It further summarizes important concepts in the overhead athlete’s rehabilitation process.
4. Case Studies
Join Dr. Donatelli in exploring specific case studies that bring additional relevance and application of the concepts discussed in this course.