CME Program Detail

Title: Shoulder Injuries in the Overhead Athlete
Date: Wed, Sep 29th, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Online

Statement of Need:
Sports medicine is constantly evolving and physicians are always looking to provide better care to athletes. Overhead athletes frequently suffer from shoulder injuries and problems, due to repetitive application of high forces to the shoulder joint and the surrounding anatomic structures. This Sports Medicine lecture series looks to discuss the various injuries associated with overhead athletic activities such as baseball, volleyball, tennis, swimming, and others sports. The lecture will tackle the issues of capsular laxity and contracture, scapular dysfunction, internal impingement, and injuries of the rotator cuff and glenoid labrum. Considerations for surgical and non-surgical treatment of these injuries, as well as potential preventative strategies that can be applied during training, will be reviewed. The symposium will be beneficial for sports medicine providers wishing to improve their knowledge and competence in the care of the overhead athlete.

Target Audience:
Orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, physiatrists, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, coaches, sport administrators


Alexander Golant, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Weill Cornell Medicine
Co-Director of Sports Medicine
Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, NYPQ

Robert A. Panariello, MS, PT, ATC, CSCS
Founding Partner & Chief Clinical Officer
Professional Physical Therapy/Professional Athletic Performance Center
Disclosures: None


Alexander Golant, M.D. and Anthony Vucenik, MS, PT


- Identify the common injuries that affect the overhead athlete.
- Explain the unique anatomical and biomechanical factors that contribute to shoulder pathology in the overhead athlete.
- Understand how throwing/pitching kinematics contribute to shoulder injuries.
- Understand the concepts of shoulder internal impingement, GIRD, SICK scapula.
- Recognize how anterior capsular laxity and posterior capsular contracture contribute to shoulder issues in the overhead athlete.
- Learn symptoms, signs, and imaging findings of shoulder pathology in the overhead athlete, including SLAP tears, posterior labral tears, and rotator cuff tears.
- Apply knowledge of shoulder pathology to structuring preventative and non-surgical treatment programs for an overhead athlete.
- Recognize which injuries in the shoulder of the overhead athlete require surgical intervention, and which surgical options are available.


Jeffrey E. Rosen, M.D.
Service Chief, Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, NYPQ

Shoulder Injuries in the Overhead Athlete: Surgical Perspective
Alexander Golant, M.D.

Shoulder Injuries in the Overhead Athlete: Rehabilitation Perspective
Robert A. Panariello, MS, PT, ATC, CSCS


Closing Remarks and Adjourn
Alexander Golant, M.D.

NewYork Presbyterian/Queens is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NewYork Presbyterian/Queens designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement
The Medical Society of The State of New York relies upon planners and faculty participants in its CME activities to provide educational information that is objective and free of bias. In this spirit and in accordance with the guidelines of MSSNY, CPME and the ACCME, all speakers and planners for CME activities must disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity, that might be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

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