Principles of Injury Risk Modification: Identification of Parameters, Techniques, and Results in the Overhead Athlete

  • Todd S. Ellenbecker


Evaluation, treatment, and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries in the overhead athlete require a systematic approach and high-level understanding of the biomechanical stressors, repetitive loading schematics, common injury patterns, and pathology as well as the identification and monitoring of key parameters or factors which have been linked to elevated injury risk in the overhead athlete. To achieve this, the clinician is required to have clinical tools to objectively monitor and evaluate previously identified injury risk factors such as range of motion, muscular strength and endurance, scapular dysfunction, and sports biomechanics. The purpose of this chapter will be to overview several key principles and factors that are required to modify injury risk in the overhead athlete.


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  • Todd S. Ellenbecker
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  1. 1.Rehab Plus Sports Therapy Scottsdale and ATP TourScottsdaleUSA

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