14th Annual Phillies Sports Medicine Symposium


Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize and diagnose common hand fractures sustained while playing baseball
  2. Review and identify treatment options for a variety of baseball specific hand fractures.
  3. Recognize and diagnose common hand injuries sustained while playing baseball
  4. Review and identify treatment options for a variety of baseball specific hand injuries.
  5. Identify common joint mobilization in the hand and fingers
  6. Develop a return to play progression for a baseball player after a hand injury.
  7. Review options for tendinopathy when therapy has failed
  8. Improve comfort in counseling for patients about these options.
  9. Recognize the different types of UCL tears (acute vs chronic partial vs. complete) and location (proximal, midsubstance, distal).
  10. Identify treatment options for UCL tears based on type of tear.

Difficulty Level: Advanced

Target Audience: AT, PT, OT, MD/DO, PhD/PsyD, RN


  • Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion
  • Examination, Assessment, and Diagnosis
  • Immediate and Emergency Care
  • Therapeutic Intervention

Delivery Method: Virtual Asynchronus

CE Credits for Athletic Trainers only: 4.0 Category A CEU’s; all others receive a certificate of attendance.

Cancellation Policy: Cancel anytime and apply the payment to a future course.

Approved Provider statement: ebpCentral (BOC AP#10138) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for 4.0 Category A CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational activity.


Program Faculty

Dr. Michael Ciccotti, Director of the Sports Medicine Team at the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, is internationally recognized for his work in sports medicine.  He is the Everett J. and Marian Gordon Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at Rothman Orthopaedics and Thomas Jefferson University.  He is currently Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine as well as the Director of Sports Medicine Fellowship and Research at Rothman Orthopaedics and the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.  He also currently serves as the Chairman of the Major League Baseball Medical Advisory Committee, the President of the Orthopaedic Learning Center Board of Directors and the President of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.  He has been the Head Team Physician and Medical Director for the Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Team as well as Saint Joseph’s University sports for more than 25 years. View his full bio here.

Dr. Pedro K. Beredjiklian is the Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs for Rothman Orthopaedic Institute.  In addition, he serves as Chief of the Hand Service of Rothman Orthopaedic Institute and is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.  He is also on the Board of Directors of Rothman Orthopaedic Institute. View his full bio here.

Christopher Jones, MD is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with expertise in hand and upper extremity surgery. He serves as Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Sidney Kimmel Medical College. After graduating from Lafayette College and Penn State with advanced degrees in Mechanical Engineering, he worked for three years designing orthopaedic instruments and implants.  View his full bio here.

Joe Rauch, DPT, ATC was promoted to the 1st Assistant AThletic Trainer position for the 2022 season.  He previously served as the Major League Physical Therapist for two years with the Philadelphia Phillies.  He joined the Phillies in January 2015 as the Minor League Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Coordinator.  Prior to being hired, Joe worked for NovaCare Rehabilitation in the Philadephia market and was the physical therapist for LaSalle University Athletics.  He spent the previous five years at the University of Cincinnati, most recently as the Health Athletic Trainer for the Athletic Department and Coordinator of Rehabilitation for the Bearcats Football, Basketball, and Baseball teams.  Joe is a 2005 graduate  from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in Rehabilitation Science and a concentration in Athletic Training.  In 2009, he received his DPT from Widener University in Chester, PA.  He completed the NovaCare/University of Cincinnati Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program in 2010. In 2014, Joe became a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy.  Born in Columbus, Ohio, Joe currently resides in Clearwater, Floria.


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