Podcast with Dr. Ellen Shanley from ATI Physical Therapy joining Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul to discuss the difference in MLB Draft strategies between teams that draft high school pitchers versus college pitchers. They also discuss how teams analyze injury history, and what high school athletes and parents can do now to promote long-term arm health.
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Dr. Shanley, PhD, PT, OCS, is a clinical research scientist for ATI and serves as the Director of Athletic Injury Research, Prevention, and Education for the South Carolina Center for Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Sciences. She also serves as faculty at the University of South Carolina in the School of Public Health, Clemson University School of Bio-engineering and Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions PhD program. She functions as Senior Faculty in an APTA credentialed sports residency and is a co-founder of the APTA credentialed upper extremity fellowship for ATI and the Kansas City Royals. She has previously and continues to mentor residents, fellows and PhD students.
Dr. Shanley specializes in the treatment of patients with upper extremity injuries. She serves on the APTA orthopedic sections research committee and provides grant and abstract reviews for the APTA sports section. As a member of the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists (ASSET), Shanley has served as the Education Chair and is the Societies President-Elect. Dr. Shanley has been awarded the APTA’s excellence in research award and ASSET’s Founders Award.
Dr. Shanley’s research focuses on prevention and treatment of athletic injuries and is funded by Major League Baseball, the National Athletic Trainers Research and Education Foundation, the APTA Sports Section, and the Theraband academy. She has previously assisted with research at the NFL combine and continues to work with the Colorado Rockies. Dr. Shanley has published and/or presented on epidemiological perspectives, identification and modification of risk factors, rehabilitation and returning youth through professional athletes to play. She has lectured regionally, nationally, and internationally on topics ranging from treatment and outcomes of patients receiving total shoulder arthroplasty, hip arthroscopy, and prevention and treatment of athletic injuries.