The 3 R’s of UCL Treatment: Repair, Reconstruction, & Rehab (P21-1)


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The 3 R’s of UCL Treatment: Repair, Reconstruction, & Rehab –  Lessons within this Course:

Welcome Message: Alexander Vaccaro, MD, PhD, MBA, President, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute


Lesson 1: UCL: Repair vs Reconstruction

Faculty Member: Steven B. Cohen, MD

Dr. Cohen is a board certified sports medicine surgeon. He is the head team physician to the Philadelphia Phillies and assistant team physician for the Philadelphia Flyers. His other roles include orthopaedic consultant for Immaculata University and Neumann University in addition to Penncrest and Strath Haven High Schools. Dr. Cohen served as the medical director for the Philadelphia Marathon for 10 years.   He currently serves on the medical advisory board for Major League Baseball. Dr. Cohen’s full bio, here.


Lesson 2: UCL Rehabilitation: Repair vs Reconstruction

Faculty Member: Joseph Rauch, DPT, SCS, ATC

Dr. Rauch has been working with the Philadelphia Phillies for 6.5 years. Prior to working with Phillies, Joseph worked as a Sports Medicine Coordinator for NovaCare Rehabilitation. He also worked for the University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics for 4 years. He attended the University of Pittsburgh and Widener University.

Lesson 3: Beyond Rehab: Quest for Optimal Movement Efficiency

Faculty Member: Shawn Fcasni, MHSc, ATC, CSCS

Shawn Fcasni joined the Phillies’ major league training staff in November, 2011. 2020 is his 10th season as a Major League Athletic Trainer and his 18th in the organization. Prior to being named to his current position, Shawn spent four years (2008-11) as the Phillies minor league Conditioning Coordinator and had been promoted to the club’s minor league Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Coordinator at the end of the 2011 season.

Lesson 4: Q &A Session

Moderator: 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 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. Read Dr. Ciccotti’s full bio, here.

Learning Objectives

• Identify the difference of ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL)Reconstruction and Repair
• Determine indications forUlnar Collateral Ligament (UCL)Reconstruction and Repair
• Identify the return to play prognosis differences in UCL reconstruction versus UCL repair rehabilitation programs
• Define objective measures to make return to throwing decisions after UCL surgery
• Understand the integrated nature of the evaluation process for professional baseball pitchers
• Overview of the implementation of different types of shoulder exercises for professional baseball pitchers


– Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion
– Therapeutic Intervention

Target Audience


CE for Athletic Trainers

1.5 Category A CEU’s for Athletic Trainers
All others receive a certificate of attendance

Program Type

Virtual, Asynchronous

Difficulty Level


Cancellation Policy

Once you purchase the course, you may not cancel. If you have circumstances that need to be reviewed, please let us know and we will try to accommodate you.


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


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