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Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course

Swimmers, Golfers and Tennis Players

Lecture Name

Swimmers, Golfers and Tennis Players     $44.93

This lecture is part of the following course:
The Shoulder in Sports


This course examines the basic mechanics and pathomechanics in the freestyle swim stroke, the tennis serve and the golf swing, with a focus on the shoulder. The clinical implications of the pathomechanics are analyzed, and exercises to consider for swimmers, tennis players and golfers are discussed. Dr. Pink provides evidence of the integral differences in the unique mechanics of each sport, and she demonstrates the need for the clinician to understand the mechanics and pathomechanics of each of them.

Continuing education credits

This course is acceptable for credit in most states for PTs and PTAs. To see the full list of courses approved for continuing education in your state, visit our courses page and filter for "Physical Therapist" or "Physical Therapist Assistant" and your state of licensure.

Contact Hours: 1.50


Difficulty: Intermediate

Goals & Objectives:

At the completion of this lecture, the learner will be able to:

  1. Explain why the mechanics and pathomechanics of a sport are important in designing a treatment program for an athlete involved in that sport.
  2. Describe the significant differences and clinical implications during the freestyle stroke for the normal and painful shoulder.
  3. Explain the statistically significant differences and the clinical inferences in swimmers and matched controls in shoulder laxity, instability, impingement, range of motion and pain.
  4. Describe the subtle signs of injury in the freestyle swimmer.
  5. Identify the muscular activity in the shoulder during the tennis serve, as well as the clinical implications.
  6. Explain the power transfer in the swim stroke, tennis serve and golf swing.
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None mandatory; strongly recommended, however: The Shoulder Complex

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