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Physical Therapy Continuing Education eProfessor Profile

Marilyn M. Pink PT, M.B.A., Ph.D.


Dr. Pink is an internationally renowned speaker with more than 100 peer reviewed research publications and multiple research awards and one of the founders of EDUCATA. She integrates the clinical world with that of basic science, and her work has been applied to Olympic and professional athletes, as well as younger athletes. Dr. Pink has developed research programs for physicians and physical therapists in both academic settings and private practices.

Examples of Dr. Pink's accomplishments include:

  • Has co-published books on golf exercises, baseball exercises and a textbook on orthopaedic surgery.
  • Director of Physical Therapy at the UCLA Olympic Village for the XXVIII Olympic Games. Awarded most valuable individual contributor at the UCLA Village Medical Center.
  • Recipient of five research awards in physical therapy and orthopaedic surgery.
  • Consulted with the Seoul Olympic Committee on medical issues.
  • Former faculty member at a medical school and physical therapy school.
  • Biomechanical analyst for the USOTC Elite Athlete Program.
  • Creator of a patented algorithmic process, which takes inputs of an individual's goals, medical history and strength/flexibility measurements, and delivers a customized exercise and nutrition program.

Courses

The Process of Progress (1.00 hours)

Marilyn M. Pink PT, M.B.A., Ph.D. and Frank W. Jobe M.D.

Recommended Lecture Sequence:
  1. The Process of Progress in Medicine, Sports Medicine and Baseball Medicine (1.00 hour) - $29.95 -    - Buy Course
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Clinical Statistics (1.00 hours)

Marilyn M. Pink PT, M.B.A., Ph.D.

Recommended Lecture Sequence:
  1. Statistically Significant & Clinically Relevant (1.00 hour) - $29.95 -    - Buy Course
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The Shoulder Complex (1.50 hours)

Marilyn M. Pink PT, M.B.A., Ph.D.

Recommended Lecture Sequence:
  1. Mechanics, Muscle Function and Exercise (1.50 hours) - $44.93 -    - Buy Course
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The Shoulder in Sports (3.00 hours)

Marilyn M. Pink PT, M.B.A., Ph.D.

Recommended Lecture Sequence:
  1. Swimmers, Golfers and Tennis Players (1.50 hours) - $44.93 -    - Buy Course
  2. Baseball Pitchers (1.50 hours) - $44.93 -    - Buy Course
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The Mechanics of Swimming (2.50 hours)

Marilyn M. Pink PT, M.B.A., Ph.D. and USA Swimming Foundation: George Edelman PT, MPT, OCS, MTC and Bruce Gemmell

Recommended Lecture Sequence:
  1. Treating Swimmers With Painful Shoulders (2.50 hours) - $74.88 -    - Buy Course
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Peer-Reviewed Publications


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  • Hatch GF, Pink MM, Mohr KJ, Sethi PM, Jobe FW. The effect of tennis racket grip size on forearm muscle firing patterns. Am J Sports Med. 2006;34(12):1977-83.
  • Koganti AK, Adamson GJ, Gregerson CS, Shankwiler JA, Pink MM. Biomechanical comparison of traditional and locked suture configurations for arthroscopic repairs of the rotator cuff. Am J Sports Med. 2006;34(11):1832-8.
  • Maffet MW, Jobe FW, Pink M, Brault J, Mathiyakom W. Shoulder muscle firing patterns during the windmill softball pitch. Am J Sports Med. 1997;25(3):369-74.
  • Watkins RG, Uppal GS, Perry J, Pink M, Dinsay JM. Dynamic electromyographic analysis of trunk musculature in professional golfers. Am J Sports Med. 1996;24(4):535-8.
  • Davidson PA, Pink M, Perry J, Jobe FW. Functional anatomy of the flexor pronator muscle group in relation to the medial collateral ligament of the elbow. Am J Sports Med. 1995;23(2):245-50.
  • Kao JT, Pink M, Jobe FW, Perry J. Electromyographic analysis of the scapular muscles during a golf swing. Am J Sports Med. 1995;23(1):19-23.
  • Kelley JD, Lombardo SJ, Pink M, Perry J, Giangarra CE. Electromyographic and cinematographic analysis of elbow function in tennis players with lateral epicondylitis. Am J Sports Med. 1994;22(3):359-63.
  • Ruwe PA, Pink M, Jobe FW, Perry J, Scovazzo ML. The normal and the painful shoulder during the breaststroke: electromyographic and cinematographic analysis of twelve muscles. Am J Sports Med. 1994;22(6):789-96.
  • Ciccotti MG, Kerlan RK, Perry J, Pink M: An electromyographic analysis of the knee during functional activities. I: the normal profile. Am J Sports Med. 1994;22(5):645-50.
  • Ciccotti MG, Kerlan RK, Perry J, Pink M. An electromyographic analysis of the knee during functional activities. II: the anterior cruciate ligament-deficient and -reconstructed profiles. Am J Sports Med. 1994;22(5):651-8.
  • Giangarra CE, Conroy B, Jobe FW, Pink M, Perry J. Electromyographic and cinematographic analysis of elbow function in tennis players using single- and double-handed backhand strokes. Am J Sports Med. 1993;21(3):394-9.
  • Pink M, Perry J, Jobe FW. Electromyographic analysis of the trunk in golfers. Am J Sports Med. 1993;21(3):385-8.
  • Glousman RE, Barron J, Jobe FW, Perry J, Pink M. An electromyographic analysis of the elbow in normal and injured pitchers with medial collateral ligament insufficiency. Am J Sports Med. 1992;20(3):311-7.
  • Moseley JB, Jobe FW, Pink M, Perry J, Tibone J. EMG analysis of the scapular muscles during a shoulder rehabilitation program. Am J Sports Med. 1992;20(2):128-34.
  • Pink M, Perry J, Browne A, Scovazzo ML, Kerrigan J. The normal shoulder during freestyle swimming: an electromyographic and cinematographic analysis of twelve muscles. Am J Sports Med. 1991;19(6):569-76.
  • Scovazzo ML, Browne A, Pink M, Jobe FW, Kerrigan J. The painful shoulder during freestyle swimming: an electromyographic and cinematographic analysis of twelve muscles. Am J Sports Med. 1991;19(6):577-82.
  • Townsend H, Jobe FW, Pink M, Perry J. Electromyographic analysis of the glenohumeral muscle during a baseball rehabilitation program. Am J Sports Med. 1991;19(3):264-72.
  • Jobe FW, Perry J, Pink M. Electromyographic shoulder activity in men and women professional golfers. Am J Sports Med. 1990;17(6):782-7.
  • Pink M, Jobe FW, Perry J: Electromyographic analysis of the shoulder during the golf swing. Am J Sports Med. 1990;18(2):137-40.
  • Morris M, Jobe FW, Perry J, Pink M, Healy BS. EMG analysis of elbow function in tennis players. Am J Sports Med. 1989;17(2):241-7.
  • Miller JR, Adamson GA, Pink MM, Sweet JC. Comparison of pre-, mid-, and post-season neurocognitive scores in uninjured collegiate football players. Am J Sports Med. 2007 Aug;35(8):1284-8.
  • Green LM, King JS, Bianski BM, Pink MM, Jobe CM. In vitro effects of 3 common arthroscopic instruments on articular cartilage. Arthroscopy. 2006;22(3):300-7.
  • King JS, Green LM, Bianski BM, Pink MM, Jobe CM. Assessment of reprocessed arthroscopic shaver blades. Arthroscopy. 2006;22(10):1046-52.
  • Parentis MA, Jobe CM, Pink MM, Jobe FW. An anatomic evaluation of the active compression test. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2004;13(4):410-6.
  • Thompson WH, Jobe FW, Yocum LA, Pink MM. Collateral ligament reconstruction in throwing athletes: muscle splitting without transposition of the ulnar nerve. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2001;10(20):152-7.
  • Reddy AS, Mohr KJ, Pink MM, Jobe FW. Electromyographic analysis of the deltoid and rotator cuff muscles in persons with subacromial impingement. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2000;9(6):519-23.
  • Hamner DL, Pink MM, Jobe FW. A modification of the relocation test: arthroscopic findings associated with a positive test. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2000;9(4):263-7.
  • Pink MM, Tibone JE. The painful shoulder in the swimming athlete. Orthop Clin N Am. 2000;31(2):247-61.
  • Paley KJ, Jobe FW, Pink MM, Kvitne RS, El Attrache NS. Arthroscopic findings in the overhand throwing athlete: evidence for posterior internal impingement of the rotator cuff. J Arthros Rel Surg. 2000;16(1):35-40.
  • Alpert SW, Pink MM, Jobe FW, McMahon PJ, Mathiyakom W. EMG analysis of deltoid and rotator cuff function under varying loads and speeds. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2000;9(1):47-58.
  • Valadie AL, Jobe CM, Pink MM, Ekman EF, Jobe FW. The anatomy of provocative tests for impingement syndrome of the shoulder. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2000;9(1):36-46.
  • Latimer HA, Tibone JE, Pink MM, Berger K, Perry J. Shoulder reaction time: muscle firing patterns in response to an anterior translation force. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 1998;7:610-5.
  • Mohr KJ, Pink MM, Elsner C, Kvitne RS. Electromyographic investigation of stretching: the effect of warm-up. Clin J Sport Med. 1998;8(3):215-20.
  • Rokito AS, Jobe FW, Pink MM, Perry J, Brault J. An electromyographic analysis of shoulder function during the volleyball serve and spike. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 1998;7:256-63.
  • Jobe FW, Hamner DL, Pink MM. Overuse injuries of the elbow. Current Orthop. 1997;11: 249-54.
  • Stefko JM, Jobe FW, VanderWilde RS, Carden E, Pink M. Electromyographic and nerve block analysis of the subscapularis lift-off test. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 1997;6:1-9.
  • Hamilton CD, Glousman RE, Jobe FW, Brault J, Pink M, Perry J. Dynamic stability of the elbow: EMG analysis of the flexor pronator group and the extensor group of pitchers with painful valgus instability. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 1996;5(5):347-54.
  • McMahon PJ, Jobe FW, Pink MM, Brault JR, Perry J. Comparative electromyographic analysis of shoulder muscles during planar motions: anterior glenohumeral instability versus normal. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 1996;5(2):118-23.
  • Bechler JR, Jobe FW, Pink M, Perry J, Ruwe PA. Electromyographic analysis of the hip and knee during the golf swing. Clin J Sport Med. 1995;5(3):162-6.
  • Stocker D, Pink M, Jobe FW. Comparison of shoulder injury in collegiate- and master's-level swimmers. Clin J Sport Med. 1995;5(1):4-8.
  • Pink MM, Jobe FW. The process of progress in medicine, in sports medicine and in baseball medicine. Am J Ortho. 2007;36(6):298-302.
  • Ciccotti MG, Lombardo SJ, Nonweiler B, Pink M. Non-operative treatment of ruptures of the anterior cruciate ligament in middle-aged patients. J Bone Joint Surg. 1994;76A(9):1315-21.
  • Jobe FW, Pink M. The athlete's shoulder. J Hand Ther. 1994;7(2):107-10.
  • Jobe FW, Pink M. Classification and treatment of shoulder dysfunction in the overhead athlete. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 1993;18(2):427-32.
  • Shaffer B, Jobe FW, Pink M, Perry J. Baseball batting: an electromyographic study. Clin Orthop Rel Res. 1993;292:285-93.
  • Pink M, Jobe FW, Perry J, Kerrigan J, Browne A, Scovazzo ML. The normal shoulder during the butterfly swim stroke: an electromyographic and cinematographic analysis of twelve muscles. Clin Orthop Rel Res. 1993;288:48-59.
  • Pink M, Jobe FW, Perry J, Browne A, Scovazzo ML, Kerrigan J. The painful shoulder during the butterfly stroke: an electromyographic and cinematographic analysis of twelve muscles. Clin Orthop Rel Res. 1993;288:60-72.
  • Vailas JC, Morris M, Pink M, Perry J, Jobe FW. Muscle activity during isotonic, variable-resistance, and isokinetic exercise. Clin J Sport Med. 1992;2:186-91.
  • DiGiovine NM, Jobe FW, Pink M, Perry J. An electromyographic analysis of the upper extremity in pitching. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 1992;1(1):15-25.
  • Conway JE, Jobe FW, Glousman RE, Pink M. Medial instability of the elbow in throwing athletes. J Bone Joint Surg. 1992;74A(1):67-83.
  • Pink M, Jobe FW, Perry J, Kerrigan J, Browne A, Scovazzo ML. The normal shoulder during the backstroke: an EMG and cinematographic analysis of 12 muscles. Clin J Sport Med. 1992;2(1):6-12.
  • Perry J, Pink M, Jobe FW, Kerrigan J, Browne A, Scovazzo ML. The painful shoulder during the backstroke: an EMG and cinematographic analysis of 12 muscles. Clin J Sport Med. 1992;2(1):13-20.
  • Jobe FW, Pink M. Shoulder injuries in the athlete: the instability continuum and treatment. J Hand Ther. 1991;8:69-73.
  • Watkins RG, Dennis S, Dillin DH, Schnebel B, Schneiderman G, Jobe F, Farfan H, Perry J, Pink M. Dynamic EMG analysis of torque transfer in professional baseball pitchers. Spine. 1989;14(4):404-8.
  • Miller JR, Adamson GA, Pink MM, Fraipont MJ, Durand P. Patellar instability: arthroscopically-assisted medial reefing without routine lateral release. Am J Sports Med. 2007 Apr;35(4):622-629.

Other Publications

  • Pink MM. Understanding the linkage system of the upper extremity. Sports Med Arthros Rev. 2001;9:52-60.
  • Pink MM, Richardson D. Conditioning the female athlete. Sports Med Update. 2000;15(1):18-23.
  • Pink MM. The benefits of continuing education online. Rehab Mgmt. 2010 Mar;23(2):32-33.
  • Pink MM, Edelman GT, Mark R, Rodeo SA. Applied biomechanics of swimming. In: Magee DJ, Manske RC, Zachazewski JE, Quillen WS, ed. Athletic and Sport Issues in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders; 2011:331-49.

Awards

  • Basic Science Award, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, 2004.
  • Neer Clinical Science Award for Excellence in Shoulder Research, American Society of Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon, 1997.
  • Alonzo J. Neufeld Award, Western Orthopaedic Association, 1991.
  • AOA-Bristol Meyers-Squibb Award for Distinguished Achievement in Orthopaedic Research, American Orthopaedic Association, 1991.
  • American Physical Therapy Research Award, 1991.

Books

  • Jobe FW, Pink MM. Shoulder pain in golf. In: Guten GN, ed. Clinics in Sports Medicine: Golf Injuries. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Company; 1996.
  • Pink MM, Jobe FW. Biomechanics of swimming. In: Zachazewski JE, Magee DJ, Quillen WS, eds. Athletic Injuries and Rehabilitation. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Company; 1996.
  • Pink MM, Screnar PM, Tollefson KD, Jobe FW. Injury prevention and rehabilitation in the upper extremity. In: Jobe FW, Pink MM, Glousman RE, Kvitne RS, Zemel NP, eds. Operative Techniques in Upper Extremity Sports Injuries. St. Louis, MO: Mosby-Year Book, Inc.; 1996.
  • Jobe FW, Yocum LA, Screnar PM, Pink MM. Shoulder & Arm Exercises for Athletes Who Throw. 2nd ed. Inglewood, CA: Champion Press; 1999. (available in English, Korean and Japanese)
  • Jobe FW, Yocum LA, Screnar PM, Brewster CE, Pink M, Schwab DR. Shoulder & Arm Exercises for Athletes Who Throw. Inglewood, CA: Champion Press; 1996. (available in English and Japanese)
  • Jobe FW, Yocum LA, Mottram RE, Pink MM. Exercise Guide to Better Golf. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics; 1994.
  • Pink MM. Biomechanics of running. In: Perry J, ed. Gait Analysis: Normal and Pathological Function. 2nd ed. Thorofare, NJ: Slack, Inc.; 2010.
  • Jobe FW, Tibone JE, Pink MM, Jobe CM. The shoulder in sports. In: Rockwood CA, Matsen FW, eds. The Shoulder. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, Inc.; 2004.
  • Pink MM, Jobe FW. The concept of overhead athletic injuries. In: Garrett WE, Speer KP, Kirkendall DT, eds. Principles and Practice of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2000.
  • Jobe FW, Tibone JE, Pink MM, Jobe CM, Kvitne RS. The shoulder in sports. In: Rockwood CA, Matsen FW, eds. The Shoulder. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Company; 1997.
  • Pink MM, Jobe FW. The foot/shoe interface. In: Guten GN, ed. Running Injuries: A 25-Year Review. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Company; 1997.
  • Tibone J, Patek R, Jobe FW, Perry J, Pink M. Functional anatomy, biomechanics, and kinesiology. In: DeLee JC, Drez D, eds: Orthopaedic Sports Medicine: Principles and Practice. Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders Company; 1993.
  • Pink MM, Perry J. Biomechanics of the shoulder. In: Jobe FW, Pink MM, Glousman RE, Kvitne RS, Zemel NP, eds. Operative Techniques in Upper Extremity Sports Injuries. St. Louis, MO: Mosby-Year Book, Inc.; 1996.
  • Jobe FW, Pink MM, Glousman RE, Kvitne RS, Zemel NP, eds. Operative Techniques in Upper Extremity Sports Injuries. St. Louis, MO: Mosby-Year Book, Inc.; 1996.

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