the overhead & Rotational Client: getting your patients from injury to return to Competition with Dr. Andrew MOrcos PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, DNSP, ATC, CSCS, FAAOMPT

Course Location : SUR Beach house - Cabo sAN LUCAS, Mexico

DATES : may 16th / 17th, 2020

ceus: 1.4 (14 cONTACT HOURS)

Level of instruction : INTERMEDIATE

What’s iNcluded : 2 NIGHTS HOTEL, Course, Course handouts, catered breakfast / lunch, jetset Networking happy hour.

cost : // $1095 Elite /$995 SOCIAL ( sharing room with colleague) / $795 bASIC (No Hotel) .


This two (2) day course will help integrate technique into practice when evaluating and treating the rotational athlete for the hip and shoulder complex. We will incorporate the strategies required for overhead athletes when analyzing the movement patterns of the shoulder and hip as it relates to dynamic rotational movements. This course is comprehensive from initial encounter to return to sport and competition based on evidence based and clinical practice guidelines. We will compare mechanics of the ball and socket joints as it relates to spine – including motions from a quarterback, baseball pitcher, golf swing, soccer kicks, tennis strokes, etc. This course will help participants understand the required biomechanics from a rotational athletes perspective based on closed kinetic chain movement patterning as well as assess where the specific impairments maybe stemming from. Attendees will also develop skills to assess and treat these impairments with outside the box evaluation skills and treatment approaches not normally used in the clinic. There will be an emphasis on hands-on, laboratory experiences to put into practice the didactic components of this course so that attendees can immediately put into practice newly learned skills.


  • Increase skill in evaluating and treating the rotational athlete from beginning to end.

  • Evaluate accurately the injury and the diagnosis.

  • Conduct a thorough exam to assess the “WHY” of the injury and the root cause of the rotational impairment.

  • Understand “normal” biomechanics of the specific rotational movement pattern.

  • Compare what is happening in the upper vs lower extremity at the hip and shoulder joint as well as its affects on the spine.

  • Understand the arthrokinematics of the ball and socket joint when one region is the stabilizing segment and the other is the moving segment.

  • Incorporate multiple strategies to align your thought process into a more functional and comprehensive treatment plan.

  • Apply multiple treatment strategies to your workflow of therapeutic exercises.

  • Apply neuromuscular re-education strategies to the overall goals of the athletes sport and functional requirements.

  • Discuss ways when appropriate when to change rotational mechanics or correct biomechanics.

  • Develop a proper treatment program for the rotational athlete that follows sport specific goals.

Class Photo from 2019 Course Classroom…..

Class Photo from 2019 Course Classroom…..

Itinerary :

Day 1:

  • 8:30 - 9:00: Breakfast / Registration

  • 9:00 - 9:45: Introduction to sport related injuries in the rotational athlete

  • 9:45 - 10:45: Video analysis of key impairments that lead to injuries

  • 10:45 - 11:00: Break

  • 11:00 – 12:30: Thorough examination techniques of rotational athlete injuries and assessing the sources of injuries.

  • 12:30 – 1:30: Catered Lunch (included)

  • 1:30 - 2:30: “Normal” assessment of different sports mechanics – Slow motion video analysis

  • 2:30 – 3:15: Practice case studies: breakout session

  • 3:15 – 3:30: Break

  • 3:30 - 4:30: “Abnormal” assessment of different sports mechanics

  • 4:30 - 5:00: Discussion and Day One wrap up

  • 5:30 - 7:00 Networking Happy Hour (included)

Day 2:

  • 8:30 - 9:00: Breakfast (included)

  • 9:00 - 11:00: Closed chain kinematics (CKC) in the hip and shoulder joint from a functional perspective

  • 11:00 – 11:15: Break

  • 11:15 - 12:30: Laboratory applying these CKC skills

  • 12:30 - 1:30: Catered lunch (included)

  • 1:30 - 2:30: Lab discussing ways to incorporate therapeutic exercises and neuromuscular strategies into the return to sport protocol

  • 2:30 - 3:15: “Outside the box” strategies for an athlete treatment plan

  • 3:15 - 3:30: Break

  • 3:30 - 4:30: Live case study: Group evaluation of an injured rotational athlete

  • 4:30 - 5:00 Discussion



Drew is the founder of MOTUS, a functional movement approach to clinical rehabilitation for amateur and professional athletes. Prior to opening his own practice, he was the Director of Rehabilitation at the University of Southern California-Athletic Medicine Department for 5 years. He continues to serve as an Adjunct Instructor of Clinical Physical Therapy for the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC. He earned a B.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from USC followed by completion of a residency in Orthopaedics and a fellowship in Sports Physical Therapy through Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles. He has experience as an athletic trainer and physical therapist in Division 1 Athletics, NFL, NBA, USA Indoor Volleyball, USA/AVP Beach Volleyball and the World’s Strongest Man Competition. He is on the board of context experts to design item questions for the Sports Clinical Specialist exam. He is also a clinical instructor for the Kaiser Permanente Sports Fellowship program and Azusa Pacific University Physical Therapy Department. He was the primary Clinical Instructor for the USC Division 1 Sports Fellowship program, one of only three programs in the nation. He also has had numerous lectures at APTA’s CSM

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