TSP005: The Throwing Shoulder with Rod Whiteley

In This Episode

In this episode of the podcast I interview Rod Whiteley. Dr Rod Whiteley (FACP) is a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist, and has extensive experience working with elite sportspeople and has consulted with the Australian Baseball Federation and the Australian Institute of Sport. He is widely published in peer review journals on the topic of the throwing shoulder. In the interview we discuss :

  • His career pathway
  • The important components of the subjective examination
  • The important components of the objective examination
  • Biomechanical contributors to shoulder pathology
  • The most effective managment and treatment strategies
  • Where some physio’s seem to struggle with shoulders
  • Rod’s Top 5 tips for successful management of the throwing shoulder

Rod discusses some great information that can improve your clinical reasoning, your physiotherapy interventions and ultimately improve your management of athletes of shoulder injuries. I hope that you love it!

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Research Discussed In This Podcast

Anderson A, Truplett-Mcbride T, Foster C, Dobersten S, Brice G. Impact of Training Patterns on Incidence of Illness and Injury During a Women’s Collegiate Basketball Season. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2003, 17(4), 734–738

Axe MJ, Snyder-Mackler L, Konin JG, Strube MJ. Development of a Distance-Based Interval Throwing Program for Little League-Aged Athletes. Am J Sports Med September 1996vol. 24 no. 5 594-602

Fleisig GS, Andrews JR, Cutter GR, Weber A, Loftice J, McMichael C, Hassell N, Lyman S.  Risk of serious injury for young baseball pitchers: A 10 year prospective study. Am J Sports Med November 23, 2010

Lyman S, Fleisig GS, Andrews JR, Osinski ED. Effect of Pitch Type, Pitch Count, and Pitching Mechanics on Risk of Elbow and Shoulder Pain in Youth Baseball Pitchers. Am J Sports Med July 2002 vol. 30no. 4 463-468

Visnes H, Bahr R. Training volume as a risk factor for the development of jumper’s knee? data from the patellar tendinopathy cohort 2006–2010. Br J Sports Med 2011;45:324-325.

Whiteley R. Baseball throwing mechanics as they relate to pathology and performance – A review. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine (2007) 6, 1-20

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