Overhead Injuries (P22-1)



Learning Objectives:

  • Identify current diagnostic techniques for UCL injuries in throwers.
  • Review current non-operative and operative treatments for UCL injuries.
  • Identify the status and risk factors of overhead injuries in baseball.
  • Review integrated injury prevention strategies.
  • Identify important anatomical structures commonly impaired after elbow surgery.
  • Be able to implement manual therapy to improve elbow range of motion post-operatively.


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

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

CE Credits for Athletic Trainers only: 1.5 Category A CEUs; all others receive a certificate of attendance.

Delivery Method: Virtual Asynchronous

Difficulty Level: Mastery

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

ebpCENTRAL (BOC AP# 10138) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers.  This program is eligible for 1.5 Category A CEUs.  ATs should only claim those hours spent in the educational program.

Faculty Members: 

Michael Ciccotti, MD

Dr. 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 Orthpaedic Surgery at Rothman Orthopaedics and Thomas Jefferson University. He is currently Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine as well as the Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship and Research at Rothman Orthopaedics and the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.  He 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 athletics for more than 25 years.

Paul Buchheit MS, ATC, CSCS

Paul Buchheit joined the Philadelphia Phillies as the head athletic trainer in November of 2019.  He previously served as an assistant athletic trainer for the Boston Red Sox from 2016-2019. Prior to being an assistant athletic trainer, Paul spent 10 years in the Boston Red Sox minor league system. He held the position of athletic training / medical coordinator from 2012-2015 and prior to that he spent six years as a head athletic trainer at the minor league affiliates. Paul is a native of Sioux City, IA where he became interested in professional baseball as an athletic training intern with the Sioux City Explorers, an independent league baseball team. Paul is a certified athletic trainer and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. Outside of baseball Paul enjoys spending time with his wife Allison and his three children Hayden, Noah, and Heidi. They currently reside in Media, PA.

Joseph Rauch, DPT, SCS, ATC

Joe Rauch 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 of 2015 as Minor League Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Coordinator. Prior to being hired, Joe worked for NovaCare Rehabilitation in the Philadelphia market and was the physical therapist for LaSalle University Athletics. He spent the previous 5 years at the University of Cincinnati, most recently as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Athletics 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, Florida.


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