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Exercise Considerations for the Overhead Athlete (NTD)
Therapy 2000
2535 Lone Star Drive
Dallas, TX 75212
Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
Category: District Meetings

As Physical Therapists, we all see overhead athletes or patients who are suffering from shoulder or elbow discomfort. This course will help identify common pathologies seen in the overhead athlete and provide evidence based treatment interventions that can be applied to shoulder and elbow patients of all ages. 2CCUs

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Identify and understand common injuries seen in the overhead athlete.
2. Discuss common surgical interventions and special considerations for return to sport.
3. Learn and discuss sport specific exercise prescription and neuromuscular retraining for overhead athletes.
4. Discuss the importance of lower extremity and core in regards to throwing athletes.
5. Identify specific criteria to determine a safe return to sport.Identify current trends in adolescent sport and injury prevention strategies.

Brett Holland, PT, DPT, CSCS graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler with a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Kinesiology, and earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2014. While attending UT Tyler, Brett was a two-time All-American pitcher on the baseball team, setting numerous team and conference records. He was drafted after his junior season by the Oakland Athletics(2008) and then drafted and signed by the San Diego Padres in 2009. Brett spent one season with the Padres organization before having shoulder surgery. Rehabilitation following surgery brought forward a new passion for physical therapy and helping young athletes return to sport. Prior to joining ATI, Brett was employed by Houston Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, where he worked closely with the team physicians for the Houston Astros and Rice University. He had the privilege of treating numerous overhead athletes from the adolescent to professional level. Brett also worked with the head athletic trainer for the Houston Astros to develop a shoulder maintenance program for throwing athletes. Brett has presented multiple lectures targeted towards treatment of overhead athletes. Brett has been published in the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation for a study entitled: The Utilization of Interval Throwing Programs in the Physical Therapy Setting – A Cross-Sectional Survey. Brett is the Co-Owner/Founder and Executive Director of Content/Strategy at 5ToolSport, a sport specific continuing education company, that was started in 2018.

6:00-6:45pm - Dinner and networking
6:45-7:00pm - Business meeting and announcements
7:00-9:00pm - CCU presentation

PT/PTA Members: $20

PT/PTA Non Members: $30

Students: $15

Additional Locations
A livestream of the meeting is available at the satellite location:

United Regional
1600 11th Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Please contact Joel Blanco for more information, [email protected]

Cancellation Policy 

No Refunds

Additional Information

You must register prior to 5:00 pm on Friday July 12th, 2019 in order to be guaranteed a meal at the event. Registration may not close at that time, however, if you register after 5:00 pm on the 12th you will not be guaranteed a meal as we have to get a final head count to our vendor. Please keep a copy of your registration confirmation in order to ensure you receive your meal. Meals are NOT guaranteed for on-site registrants.

Check out our sponsor, Asa Atkinson, and his company CARR Realty at https://carr.us/healthcare-real-estate/ 


Register here.

Contact: Alison Raff at [email protected]