Advice for Overhead Athletes: Don’t Play Through Pain

If an overhead athlete is experiencing pain, we advise the athlete to see a medical professional, specifically by a physical therapist. Physical therapists are movement specialists and we are trained in assessing shoulder injuries. As a physical therapist, I’m partial to a conservative treatment approach. My goal is to help the athlete safely return to […]

Injuries in the Overhead Athlete

Overhead Injuries

[su_vimeo url=”″][su_vimeo url=”″][/su_vimeo] Topic: Injuries in the Overhead Athlete An overhead athlete is an athlete who participates in any overhead sport or where that upper arm and shoulder arcs over the athlete’s head. Overhead athletes are prone to a variety of injuries based on the position of the shoulder and the arm during the repetitive movements. […]