The Overhead Athlete’s Shoulder

Instructor/s Martin Asker
Dates 27-28 March 2021
Max participants 36
Location Pisa, Italy
Certificate / Credits Yes / Yes (16 ECM)
Type of course Theoretical & Practical
Course features
Research & Evidence Based
Theoretical foundation
Hands-on/practical sessions
2 days of high quality learning content
Course in English with translation in Italian
Medical Doctors, Physical Therapists, medicine & physiotherapy students and professionals equivalent to PT’s can register for this course
PhD, MSc
Martin is a sports medicine therapist specialised in shoulders and biomechanics. He has worked with different elite European handball teams since 2000 and for the last 15 years with a special focus...
Course program
  • 9:00AM-9:15AM


  • 9:15AM-9:30AM


  • 9:30AM-9:45AM

    Anatomy of the overhead athlete’s shoulder!

  • 9:45AM-11:15AM

    Throwing biomechanics and shoulder related injuries

  • 11:15AM-11:30AM

    Coffee break

  • 11:30AM-12:30AM

    Shoulder injury prevention strategies

  • 12:30AM-1:30PM


  • 1:30PM-3:00PM

    Objective shoulder measurements

  • 3:00PM-3:15PM

    Coffee break

  • 3:15PM-4:15PM

    - Monitoring workloads in overhead athletes

  • 4:15PM-5:00PM

    Round table discussions and reflexions of day 1

  • 5:00PM-5:30PM

    Closing of day 1

  • 9:00AM-10:30AM

    Assessment of the injured shoulder

  • 10:30AM-10:45AM

    Coffee Break

  • 10:45AM-12:00AM

    Rehabilitation of the injured shoulder - theory

  • 12:00AM-1:00PM


  • 1:00PM-3:00PM

    Rehabilitation and return to sport of the injured shoulder - practice

  • 3:00PM-4:00PM

    Return to performance - Building robust overhead athletes with a focus on throwing

  • 4:00PM-4:30PM

    Round table discussions and reflexions of day 2

  • 4:30PM-5:00PM

    Closing of day 2

Course description

This highly practical and Evidence-Based course focus on enhancing your skills in shoulder assessment and effective rehabilitation strategies to manage the most common shoulder injuries seen in overhead athletes. Moreover, this course will also address how to enhance performance and preventive strategies for shoulder injuries, for both the youth athlete and the senior athlete. The course explores throwing biomechanics, provides an overview of how biomechanics and workload are linked to shoulder injuries and performance and how to implement and address this in a clinical setting.

The course is open for all practitioners looking to deepen their knowledge in injury mechanisms and management of shoulder injuries as well as performance enhancement with focus on overhead athletes.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand throwing mechanics and throwing related injuries
  • Understand the latest research relating to the mechanisms and aetiology of shoulder injuries and throwing performance how this applies to clinical management
  • Demonstrate accurate and objective diagnosis and assessment of shoulder injuries seen in overhead athletes (including differential diagnosis and assessment of flexibility, strength, biomechanics and power etc.)
  • Set up rehabilitation strategies for shoulder injuries and return to play criteria/tests for overhead athletes
  • Understand how to monitor sport specific workload in overhead athletes and how to implementing this in the clinical setting
  • Understand how to build training programmes that increase both performance and reduce risk of shoulder injuries

Registration fee

REGISTRATION for the course:

  • Registration fee for students* €356,00 + VAT 22%
  • Registration fee groups 4+ pp* €378,00 + VAT 22%
  • Registration fee groups 8+ pp* €356,00 + VAT 22%
  • Registration fee (early booking)* €390,00 + VAT 22% - until February 20th 2021
  • Registration fee €445,00 + VAT 22% - starting from February 21st 2021
  • -10% for members of our partners

*The aforementioned promo cannot be combined with the other ongoing discounts such as:
"10% discount fee for members of PARTNERS’ organizations”