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Southwest District - CE Event - Overhead Athletes: From Risk to Return to Sport
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When: Wednesday, May 29
7 - 9 PM
Where: Cincinnati Children's Hospital - Medical Office Building / 5th floor, room 5.201/5.202
3430 Burnet Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio  45229
Presenter: Eric Bellm, PT, DPT, OCS
Contact: District Chair Tracy Moody Cessna

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The Southwest District is hosting a CE event, "Overhead Athletes: From Risk to Return to Sport" on Wednesday, May 29. This course will provide the clinician with the most recent evidence-based practice guidelines when treating overhead athletes.  The course focuses on the science behind performing a comprehensive evaluation and creating a well-rounded, complete plan of care.  A special focus will be put on getting overhead athletes patients back into their sports using evidence based interventions and return to play protocols.  The overall course objective is provide the participants with tools they can use the next day in clinic to allow them to effectively improve patient outcomes, faster. Interested in learning more? Register before May 28. 

Event Details: 

What: CE Event - Overhead Athletes: From Risk to Return to Sport

Where: Cincinnati Children's Hospital - Medical Office Building | 5th floor, room 5.201/5.202 | Cincinnati, Ohio 45229

When: Wednesday, May 29 

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Cost: OPTA Professional Members - $20 | OPTA Student Members - $10 | Non-Member Professional - $30 | Non-Member Student - $15 

CEUs: 2.0 Approved (#19S0895)

Parking Info: Visitors may park in the visitor garage on Northern Avenue. CCHMC employees may park in the employee garage on Northern Avenue. Click here for map

Questions?: Email District Chair Tracy Moody Cessna at

Speaker Bio: Eric Bellm,  PT, DPT, OCS is a physical therapist within the Orthopedic and Sports Division of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.  Eric is a 2011 graduate of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program from Saint Louis University and a 2012 graduate from the Ohio State University's Orthopedic Residency program. Eric is a board certified specialist in orthopedic physical therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of overhead athletes, particularly baseball pitchers. He is the lead therapist for the Thrower’s clinic at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital where he utilizes slow-motion video software to perform 2-D video throwing analyses for injured patients and uninjured clients seeking enhanced performance as a throwing athlete.  He also serves as a mentor for the orthopedic and sports residency at Children’s.  He has lectured locally and nationally on a variety of shoulder and elbow topics specific to the upper extremity athlete.


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