Utica College's Nexus Series Presents: Development of a screening tool for overhead collegiate athletes who are at risk of shoulde

By Cindy McNicholl

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April 18, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Location: Willard Conference Room in DePerno Hall at Utica College


Event Description

David Schilling, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, and Ashraf Elazzazi, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, will explain how shoulder injuries such as tendon inflammation, shoulder instability, and cartilage tears are common in collegiate overhead athletes. Currently there is no comprehensive, reliable, and valid established screening tool for predicting those at risk of injury in this population. As part of their research, Professors Schilling and Elazzazi are developing a screening tool that aims to identify impairments of overhead athletes that may be associated with increased future risk of injury. This knowledge will allow healthcare practitioners to devise evaluative and therapeutic procedures that may help in the prevention of shoulder injuries among collegiate athletes.
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