USC Science of Throwing and Hitting

Los Angeles, California
Friday, February 02, 2018
USC Science of Throwing and Hitting
Friday, February 02, 2018 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Pacific Time)

USC Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy
1540 Alcazar Street
Los Angeles, California 90033
United States

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Course Description:

This course is targeted towards the mechanisms, biomechanical assessments, diagnosis and treatment of the overhead athlete. This ½ – day course will bring together leading clinicians and researchers who evaluate and treat individuals with high functional demands related to throwing and hitting sports.  This course will present the mechanics of throwing and hitting, and methods for evaluating the throwing and hitting athlete. Current research, clinical expertise, and reasoning will be used to enable the evaluation and management of athletes involved in throwing and hitting sports. This course will occur on the day prior to the USC Shoulder Update 2018. This course is designed for physical therapists, athletic trainers, occupational therapists, performance specialists, and physicians who work with overhead athletes.


Course Objectives:

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Describe mechanics of throwing and hitting
  • Perform an evaluation of an overhead athlete to assess impairments, movement and performance deficits
  • Integrate findings from the evaluation to develop a treatment plan for the overhead athlete with upper extremity pain
  • Select treatment interventions and components of a return to play progression for the overhead athlete
  • Select performance tests to determine readiness to return to sport
  • Describe strategies to predict the development of and prevent shoulder / elbow injuries in overhead sports 

Intended Audiences:

Licensed Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, and Athletic Trainers.

Registration Fee:

Individual Registration: $95
Student Registration $45 

 0.45 CEU's


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