ASMI’s Annual Injuries in Baseball Course

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January 27-29, 2023

The American Sports Medicine Institute’s Injuries in Baseball course was initiated in 1983 by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). The first three programs were Co-Chaired by Dr. Chuck Dillman and Dr. James R. Andrews. After three years, the USOC sought other medical programs, but Dr. Andrews felt the course was too good to be terminated. He accepted the challenge and has lead the course ever since.

Designed to attract all members of the baseball healthcare team, the course is multidisciplinary. It is attended by physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, coaches, scientists, and players to address common problems. It has traditionally drawn from all levels of the game with good representation from youth, high school, college, university, and professional organizations.

The purpose of the course is to exchange information regarding all aspects of baseball healthcare including mechanisms of injury, conservative and surgical treatment of injuries, rehabilitation, conditioning, nutrition, mental, skill, and injury prevention.

The course normally draws 300 to 400 participants along with a nationally recognized faculty. Baseball health related exhibitors provide attendees the opportunity to see the latest in equipment and materials. The course is conducted in January at locations around the nation.

Course Charimen:

James R. Andrews, M.D.

Kevin E. Wilk, P.T., D.P.T., F.A.P.T.A.

Glenn S. Fleisig, Ph.D.

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Event Details

  • Schedule
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  • Registration
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  • Accreditations
    ACCREDITATION PROVIDED

    CME
    American Sports Medicine Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Sports Medicine Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    BOC
    The American Sports Medicine Institute (BOC AP#P400) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs).

    This program is eligible for a maximum of 10 Category A hours/CEU's. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

    NSCA
    National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) approved 0.5 CEU(s) in category A for certified individuals attending this event.

    State Boards
    This continuing education program has been approved by Alabama Physical Therapy Association for 10 contact hours, Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy for 10 contact hours, and Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy for 10 clinical continuing competence (CC) units, Louisiana Physical Therapy Board for 10 hours and Texas Physical Therapy for 10 contact hours.
  • Objective
    Course Objectives:
    - Integrate shoulder anatomy with biomechanics, examination, treatment and rehabilitation of the unstable shoulder
    - Apply current advances in treatment and rehabilitation to injuries of the throwing shoulder
    - Review current advances in the rehabilitation of injuries to the throwing shoulder
    - Recognize and report current trends associated with training procedures in baseball
    - Examine current concepts relating to the anatomy, biomechanics, examination and treatment of the elbow
    - Review the treatment and rehabilitation of injuries to the elbow
    - Discuss the importance of rehabilitation and conditioning techniques for today’s athlete
    - Discuss the practical aspects of developing a healthy pitcher
    - Apply recent advances in primary care sports medicine to on-the-field injuries
    - Examine current concepts in prevention and treatment to injuries in youth baseball
    - Identify and report current concepts in the treatment and rehabilitation of injuries to the foot and ankle

    Needs:
    The 2014 National Electronic Injury Surveillance System reported 130,376 emergency room visits due to baseball related shoulder, elbow, trunk, lower arm, head, neck, ankle and facial injuries. When we consider non-emergency room injuries from all age groups and skill levels, we conclude there is a major need to teach diagnosis, treatment and management of these injuries.

    Course Description:
    This three-day course is for athletic trainers, biomechanists, physical therapists, sports physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, physiologists, strength and conditioning coaches, certified personal trainers and others who work with athletes in baseball.