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Physical Therapy Continuing Education eProfessor Profile

Marilyn M. Pink PT, M.B.A., Ph.D.


Dr. Pink integrates the clinical world with that of basic science. She is an internationally renowned speaker with over 100 peer reviewed research publications and multiple research awards. Her works has been applied to the Olympic and professional athletes as well as to younger athletes. She has developed research programs for physicians and for physical therapists in academic settings as well as in private practices.

Examples of Dr. Pink’s accomplishments include:

  • Published and presented over 150 peer-reviewed articles and international lectures on managerial, clinical and scientific topics.
  • Recipient of 5 research awards in Physical Therapy and in Orthopaedic Surgery.
  • Faculty member at a medical school and a physical therapy school.
  • 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 @ the UCLA Village Medical Center. Consulted with the Seoul Olympic Committee on medical issues.
  • Biomechanical analyst for the USOTC Elite Athlete Program.
  • Founder of a web-based and evidence based, healthcare and fitness company.
  • 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.

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  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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  • 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: WB Saunders; 2011:331-49.
  • The painful shoulder during freestyle swimming An electromyographic cinematographic analysis of twelve muscles
  • The normal shoulder during freestyle swimming An electromyographic and cinematographic analysis of twelve muscles
  • The Normal and the Painful Shoulders During the Breaststroke Electromyographic and Cinematographic Analysis of Twelve Muscles
  • The Effect of Tennis Racket Grip Size on Forearm Muscle Firing Patterns
  • Shoulder Muscle Firing Patterns During the Windmill Softball Pitch
  • Muscular control of the ankle in running
  • Lower Extremity Range of Motion in the Recreational Sport Runner
  • Isokin Shld Rot MMT Scap-Frontal Plane
  • Functional Anatomy of the Flexor Pronator Muscle Group in Relation to the Medial Collateral Ligament of the Elbow
  • Moseley JB Jr, Jobe FW, Pink M, Perry J, Tibone J. EMG analysis of the scapular muscles during a shoulder rehabilitation program. Am J Sports Med. 1992 Mar-Apr;20(2):128-34.
  • Electromyographic shoulder activity in men and women professional golfers
  • Electromyographic and Cinematographic Analysis of Elbow Function in Tennis Players with Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Electromyographic and cinematographic analysis of elbow function in tennis players using single- and double-handed backhand strokes
  • Electromyographic analysis of the trunk in golfers
  • Electromyographic analysis of the shoulder during the golf swing
  • Electromyographic Analysis of the Scapular Muscles During a Golf Swing
  • Townsend H, Jobe FW, Pink M, Perry J. Electromyographic analysis of the glenohumeral muscles during a baseball rehabilitation program. Am J Sports Med. 1991 May-Jun;19(3):264-72.
  • Electromyographic Analysis of Hip and Knee Musculature During Running
  • Electromyographic analysis of elbow function in tennis players
  • Dynamic Electromyographic Analysis of Trunk Musculature in Professional Golfers
  • Comparison of Preseason. Midseason & Postseason Neurocognitive Scores inUninjured Collegiate Football Players
  • Biomechanical Comparison of Traditional and Locked Suture Configurations for Arthroscopic Repairs of the Rotator Cuff
  • Arthroscopically Assisted Medial Reefing Without Routine Lateral Release for Patellar Instability
  • An Electromyographic Analysis of the Knee During Functional Activities II The Anterior Cruciate Ligament-deficient and -reconstructed Profiles
  • An Electromyographic Analysis of the Knee During Functional Activities I The Normal Profile
  • An electromyographic analysis of the elbow in normal and injured pitchers with medial collateral ligament insufficiency
  • Dawson PA, Adamson GJ, Pink MM, Kornswiet M, Lin S, Shankwiler JA, Lee TQ. Relative contribution of acromioclavicular joint capsule and coracoclavicular ligaments to acromioclavicular stability. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2009 Mar-Apr;18(2):237-44. Epub 2008 Dec 25.
  • Garg R, Adamson G, Dawson PA, Shankwiler JA, Pink MM. A prospective randomized study comparing a forearm strap brace versus a wrist splint for the treatment of lateral epicondylitis. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. [in press]
  • Pink M: Contralateral effects of upper extremity proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation patterns. Phy Ther, 1981; 61(8):1158-1162.
  • Pink M: Physical Therapy Work Schedules. Phys Ther, 1984;64(2): 213-217.
  • 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):404-408.
  • Vailas JC, Tibone JE, Perry J, Pink M: The effects of functional knee bracing on the dynamic biomechanics of the cross-cut maneuver. J Sports Trauma Rel Res, 1990; 12(4):107-205.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Vailas JC, Morris M, Pink M, Perry J, Jobe FW: Muscle activity during isotonic, variable-resistance, and isokinetic exercise. Clin J Sport Med, 1992; 2:186-191.
  • Rubenstein DL, Jobe FW, Glousman RE, Kvitne RS, Pink M, Giangarra CE: Anterior capsulolabral reconstruction of the shoulder in athletes. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 1992; 1(5):229-237.
  • Vailas JC, Pink M: Biomechanical effects of functional knee bracing: Practical implications. Sports Med, 1993; 15(3):210-218.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Shaffer B, Jobe FW, Pink M, Perry J: Baseball batting: an electromyographic study. Clin Orthop Rel Res 1993; 292:285-293.
  • Gryzlo SM, Patek RM, Pink M, Perry J: Electromyographic analysis of knee rehabilitation exercises. J Ortho Sports PT, 1994; 20(1):36-43.
  • 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):1315-1321.
  • 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.
  • 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):162-166.
  • 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):118-123.
  • 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):347-354.
  • 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.
  • 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; 7:256-263.
  • Mohr KJ, Pink MM, Elsner C, Kvitne Rs. Electromyographic investigation of stretching: the effect of warm-up. Clin J Sport Med, 1998; 8(3):215-220.
  • 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; 7:610-615.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Paley KJ, Jobe FW, Pink MM, Kvitne RS, ElAttrache 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.
  • 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):263-267.
  • 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 Nov-Dec;9(6):519-23.
  • Mohr KJ, Kvitne RS, Pink MM, Fideler B, Perry J: Electromyography of the quadriceps in patellofemoral pain with patellar subluxation. Clin Orthop Rel Res, 2003: (415):261-271.
  • Parentis MA, Jobe CM, Pink MM, Jobe FW: An anatomic evaluation of the active compression test. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 2004: 13(4):410-416.
  • King JS, Green LM, Bianski BM, Pink MM, Jobe CM: Shaver, bipolar radiofrequency and saline jet instruments for cutting meniscal tissue: a comparative experimental study on sheep menisci. Arthroscopy, 2005: 21(7):844-850.
  • King JS, Green LM, Bianski BM, Pink MM, Jobe CM: Assessment of reprocessed arthroscopic shaver blades. Arthroscopy, 2006; 22(10):1046-1052.
  • 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):300-307.

Other Publications

  • Cancilla B, Pink M: A program of modified aerobics for the disabled. Clin Management, 1984; 4(5):34-35.
  • Pink M, Cancilla B: The role of physical therapy in fitness programs for the disabled. Clin Management, 1984; 4(5):28-31.
  • Sasaki MK, Pink M: Self-protection/defense for persons with disabilities. Clin Management, 1984; 4(5):6-11.
  • Pink M: Olympic health care. Clin Management, 1985; 5(3):20-25.
  • Pink M: High speed video - Applications in physical therapy. Clin Management,1985; 5(4):14-17.
  • Jobe FW, Bradley JP, Pink M: Impingement syndrome in overhand athletes: Part II. Surg Rounds Orthop, 1990; 9-41.
  • Jobe FW, Bradley JP, Pink M: Impingement syndrome in overhand athletes: Part I. Surg Rounds For Orthop, 1990; 19-24.
  • Jobe FW, Pink M: Shoulder injuries in the athlete: the instability continuum and treatment. J Hand Ther, 1991; 8: 69-73.
  • Pink M, Jobe FW: Shoulder injuries in athletes. Clin Management, 1991; 11(6):39-47.
  • Jobe CM, Jobe FW, Pink M: The sports medicine rehabilitation center. In Nickel VL, Botte MJ (eds): Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, New York: Churchill Livingstone, 1992; pp 207-221.
  • 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.
  • DiGiovine NM, Pink M: Pitching injuries. Sports Med Digest, 1992; 14(3):1-3.
  • Tibone J, Patek R, Jobe FW, Perry J, Pink M: Functional anatomy, biomechanics, and kinesiology, chapter 15. In DeLee JC, Drez D (eds): Orthopaedic Sports Medicine: Principles and Practice, Philadelphia: WB Saunders Company, 1993; pp 463-480.
  • Jobe FW, Pink M: Classification and treatment of shoulder dysfunction in the overhead athlete. J Orth Sports PT, 1993; 18(2):427-432.
  • Pink M: Axial loading as a cause of head and neck injuries in football. Sports Med Digest, 1993; 15(9):5.
  • Jobe FW, Pink M: The athlete's shoulder. J Hand Ther 1994; 7(2):107-110.
  • Pink MM, Jobe FW, Yocum LA, Mottram R: Preventative exercises in golf : arm, leg, and back. In Guten GN (ed): Golf Injuries, Clinics Sports Medicine 1996; 15(1):147-162, Philadelphia: WB Saunders Company.
  • Jobe FW, Pink MM: Shoulder pain in golf. In Guten GN (ed): Golf Injuries, Clinics Sports Medicine. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Company 1996; 15(1):55-63.
  • Pink MM, Jobe FW: Biomechanics of swimming. In Zachazewski JE, Magee DJ, Quillen WS (eds): Athletic Injuries and Rehabilitation, Philadelphia: WB Saunders Company, 1996; pp 317-331.
  • 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: Mosby-Year Book, Inc, 1996; pp 3-14.
  • 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: Mosby-Year Book, Inc, 1996; pp 109-123.
  • Jobe CM, Pink MM, Jobe FW, Shaffer B: Anterior shoulder instability, impingement, and rotator cuff tear: Theories and concepts. In Jobe FW, Pink MM, Glousman RE, Kvitne RS, Zemel NP (eds): Operative Techniques in Upper Extremity Sports Injuries. St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book, Inc, 1996; pp 164-176.
  • Pink MM, Jobe FW: The Foot/Shoe Interface. In Guten GN: (ed): Running Injuries: A 25 Year Review. WB Saunders Company, April 1997.
  • Jobe FW, Tibone JE, Pink MM, Jobe CM, Kvitne RS: The shoulder in sports. In Rockwood (CA), Matsen (FW) (eds): The Shoulder, 2nd Edition. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Company, 1997; pp 1214-1238.
  • Jobe FW, Hamner DL, Pink MM: Overuse injuries of the elbow. Current Orthop, 1997; (11): 249-254.
  • 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. Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000.
  • Pink MM, Richardson D: Why do we do it? Sports Med Update 2000; 14(4):7-9.
  • Pink MM, Richardson D: Conditioning the female athlete. Sports Med Update, 2000; 15(1):18-23.
  • Pink MM, Tibone JE: The painful shoulder in the swimming athlete. Orthop Clin N Am, 2000; 31(2):247-261.
  • Pink MM: Exercises for fly-fishing elbow and shoulder problems. Flyfishing Tying Journal, Winter 2000: 104-105.
  • 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):152-157.
  • Pink MM: Understanding the linkage system of the upper extremity. Sports Med & Arthroscopy Review, 2001: 9:52-60.
  • Jobe FW, Tibone JE, Pink MM, Jobe CM: The shoulder in sports. In Rockwood CA, Matsen FW (eds): The Shoulder, 3rd Edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier Inc, 2004.
  • 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.
  • Pink MM. Running. In: Perry J, Burnfield JM, eds. Gait Analysis: Normal and Pathological Function, 2nd ed. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK, Incorporated; 2010:385-99.
  • Pink MM, Edelman GT, Mark R, Rodeo SA. Applied Biomechanics of Swimming. In: Magee DJ, Manske RC, Zachazewski JE, Quillen WS, eds. Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Series Volume IV: Selected Topics in Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation. St. Louis, Missouri: Saunders: 2010.
  • Pink MM. The benefits of continuing education online. Rehab Management. 2010 Mar;23(2):32-33.
  • Letters to the Editor

Awards

  • American Physical Therapy Research Award, 1981
  • Alonzo J. Neufeld Award, Western Orthopaedic Association, 1991
  • AOA-Zimmer Award, 1991
  • Neer Award, 1997
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Basic Science Award, 2004

Books

  • NASCP Sports Training Manual United Celebral Palsy Association, 1983.
  • Research in Physical Therapy: A Resource Manual. Greater Los Angeles District, California Chapter, Am Phys Therapy Assoc, March, 1985.
  • Jobe FW, Yocum LA, Mottram RE, Pink MM: Exercise Guide to Better Golf. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 1994.
  • Jobe FW, Yocum LA, Screnar PM, Brewster CE, Pink M, Schwab DR: Shoulder & Arm Exercises for Athletes who Throw. Inglewood, CA: Champion Press, 1996.
  • Jobe FW, Pink MM, Glousman RE, Kvitne RS, Zemel NP: 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. Inglewood, CA: Champion Press, 1999.

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