POSTPONED: OMPT SIG: Considerations for Assessment and Return to Programming for the Overhead Fitness Athlete

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Ranfone Training Systems,
109 Sanford St,
Hamden, CT 06514


Presenter: Marc Feda and Mike Ranfone

This course will primarily focus on upper extremity issues in Olympic Lifting/CrossFit. Primary emphasis on the shoulder girdle, however, impairments further down the kinetic chain will be addressed to demonstrate how the lower extremity can affect these lifts.

While Marc will address options in treating restricted shoulder mobility during common Olympic lifts, Don will demonstrate seated cervical spine manipulations to help address neck pain that may arise with lifting and allow clinicians to practice hands on skills with direct supervision and cuing

  • The participate will be educated on the common precautions and injury considerations that are prevalent in the overhead fitness athlete with special focus on the shoulder/upper extremity
  • The participate will be introduced to the two main Olympic Style Lifts commonly utilized in competition for the overhead fitness athlete:The Snatch and The Clean and Jerk
  • The participate will be instructed and educated on the USAW weightlifting introductory assessment of “Readiness to Lift”
  • The participate will be educated on additional assessment tools to help them better understand an individuals capacity to perform Olympic Style Lifts
  • The participate will be provided with guidance on return to programming and competition considerations to ensure safe return to training/sport

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