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Advances in Throwing: Latest on Injury Treatment and Performance Optimization

Penn Orthopaedics

Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 7:15 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)

Advances in Throwing: Latest on Injury Treatment and...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Admission - Athletic Trainer/Coach Jan 22, 2017 $100.00 $0.00
Admission - Physical Therapist Jan 22, 2017 $150.00 $0.00
Admission - Physician Jan 22, 2017 $200.00 $0.00
Admission - Occupational Therapist Jan 22, 2017 $150.00 $0.00

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Join us for a dynamic, one-day conference to learn about the latest tools and techniques for enhancing performance and treating injuries in the throwing athlete. Through a series of panels, presentations and debates, we will discuss a wide range of topics designed to advance injury treatment and optimize performance for throwing athletes focusing on:

Proper biomechanical principles to evaluate the kinetic chain
• Sound treatment for common injuries
• Optimizing training for peak performance

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to recall basic anatomy of the shoulder and elbow and recognize important structures and landmarks.

Participants will be able to better execute special tests at the shoulder and elbow.

Participants will be able to differentiate between labral injuries and rotator cuff injuries at the shoulder joint.

Participants will be able to generate specific exercise programs to reduce the risk of throwing injuries with their athletes.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: John D. Kelly, IV, MD - Director, Sports Shoulder. Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

PROGRAM CHAIRS:  Miltiadis H. Zgonis, MD - Associate Director, Penn Human Tissue Laboratory. Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Kyle Sheaffer, ATC - Penn Sports Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery. Head Athletic Trainer, West Catholic High School


Timothy L. Uhl, PhD, ATC, PT - Dr. Uhl has been practicing physical therapy and athletic training since 1985 in various sports medicine settings. He is currently a Professor in the division of Athletic Training, and the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Kentucky. His research and educational focuses are on musculosckeletal evaluation and intervention of the upper extremity and spine as well as teaching evidence based approach and critical appraisal of rehabilitation.

Dr. Stephen Lemos, M.D. - Dr. Lemos leads the Detroit Medical Center Sports Medicine Program and serves as chief of orthopaedic surgery of DMC Surgery Hospital at Madison Heights, Michigan. He holds a fellowship in sports medicine and is also the team physician of both MLB's Detroit Tigers and the NBA's Detroit Pistions.

Joe Hogarty RSCC, ATC - Joe graduated from Bridgewater State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Movement Science/Athletic Training. Joe has been with the Orioles organization since 2004 and he is currently the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Baltimore Orioles and has been in this position for the last 7 years.

Event Agenda

7:15am – 8:00am | Registration and Light Breakfast

8:00am – 8:05am | Welcome 

Presenter: L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS

8:05am – 8:15am | Opening Remarks

Presenter: John D. Kelly, IV, MD

8:15am – 9:05am | Section 1: Throwers Shoulder: Science and Performance Optimization

8:15am | Pathologic Cascade (PT)
Presenter: Steve Thomas, PhD, ATC

8:30am | Kinetic Chain: Role and Evaluation (PT)

Presenter: Brian Leggin, PT, DPT, OCS

8:35am | Frontiers in Optimization (ATC)

Presenter:  James Davidson

8:50am | Measuring Pitching Fatigue with Custom Made Device (ATC)

Presenter:  Damian Andrisani, MD

9:05am – 9:30am | Debate/Case Presentation:  Scapula Dyskinesis

Scapula Dyskinesis is a Myth

Presenter: Martin Kelley, PT, DPT, OCS

Scapula Dyskinesis is Critically Important

Presenter: Craig D. Morgan, MD 

9:30am – 10:00am | Roundtable Discussion/Cases                                                                Panel Discussion Moderated by: John D. Kelly, IV, MD

Panelists: Craig D. Morgan, MD, Martin Kelley, PT, DPT, OCSGeorge Stoltsheimer, MD, Dr. Stephen Lemos, M.D., Ray Moyer, MD & Damian Andrisani, MD

10:05am-10:35am | Featured Lecture: ROM Deficits and what do they mean? (F)

Presenter: Timothy L. Uhl, PhD, ATC, PT

10:35am – 10:55am | Break/Visit Exhibits

11:00am – 12:00pm | Clinical Evaluation and Treatment
Keys to Scapula Exam (PT)
Presenter: Martin Kelley, PT, DPT, OCS

How I Examine Throwers (S)

Presenter: Brian J. Sennett, MD

SLAP Tears: What I have learned in 26 years! (S)
Presenter: John D. Kelly, IV, MD

Management of Cuff Injuries in Throwers (S)
Presenter: Andrew F. Kuntz, MD

12:00pm - 12:30pm | Feature Address: Training Techniques to Improve Velocity (F)

Presenter: Timothy L. Uhl, PhD, ATC, PT

12:30pm – 1:00pm  | Lunch

1:00pm - 1:30pm | Feature Lecture: Prevalence of Non Game Injuries in MLB (F)

Presenter: Dr. Stephen Lemos, M.D.

1:30pm - 2:00pm | Feature Lecture: UCL Injury Prevention (F)

Presenter: Joe Hogarty

2:00pm - 2:10pm |Taking aim at Throwing Pain - Where to Start                                          Presenter: Phillip Donley, PT, ATC, MS

2:10pm - 2:45pm | Roundtable Discussion/Cases UCL Injury

Panel Discussion Moderated by: John D. Kelly, IV, MD

Panelists: G. Russell Huffman, MD, MPH, Ryan Crotin, PhD, CSCS, Dr. Stephen Lemos, M.D., Marisa Pontillo, PT, DPT, SCS, Timothy L. Uhl, PhD, ATC, PT, Rahul Kapur, Chris McKenzie 

2:45pm - 3:15pm | Return to Play
Core Stability and Readiness (PT)

Presenter: Marisa Pontillo, PT, DPT, SCS

Feature Lecture: Developing Interval Training Programs to Return to Overhead Sports (F)

Presenter: Timothy L. Uhl, PhD, ATC, PT

3:30pm – 3:50pm | Break/Visit Exhibits

3:50pm - 4:10pm | Feature Lecture:  Tricks of the Trade Exercise Volume Progression, How to Keep it Reasonable (F)

Presenter: Timothy L. Uhl, PhD, ATC, PT

4:10pm - 4:45pm | Performance Optimization, Mechanics, Kinetic Chain and Techniques for Improvement (ATC)

Panel Discussion Moderated by: John D. Kelly, IV, MD
Panelists: James Davidson, Ryan Crotin, PhD, CSCSAngela Tate, PT, PhD, MDT, Jess Turak ATCSteve Thomas, PhD, ATC, George Stoltsheimer, MD

4:45pm - 5:00pm | Closing Remarks

Key: (PT)=Physical Therapy Talk   (S)=Surgeon Talk    (ATC)=ATC/Performance Talk (F)=Featured Lecture


This program is intended for athletic trainers, coaches, physical therapists and physicians. Registration fee includes breakfast and lunch:
• Athletic Trainers / Coaches: $100
• Physical Therapists: $150
• Physicians: $200

Attendees are eligible for seven (7) continuing education units (CEUs) for athletic training and seven (7) contact hours for physical therapists. Please note these 7 contact hours are only approved for Pennsylvania licensed PT's.

Cancellation Policy: A refund of the registration fee will be returned if attendee notifies the event planner by email on or before Friday, January 13, 2017. In case of a snow emergency and the need to cancel the symposium attendees will be notified 24 hours in advance. All registrations will then be automatically transferred to the rescheduled symposium date.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers.  BOC Provider Number: P8102. (link to BOC logo)



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Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium
Smilow Center for Translational Research, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Blvd

Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 7:15 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)

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