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The Handball Shoulder

9 svibnja @ 09:00 - 10 svibnja @ 17:00

Comprehensive 2-day workshop covering:

  • Throwing biomechanics and throwing related injuries
  • Building robust handball players focusing on throwing
  • How to monitor specific workloads in handball
  • Assessment and rehabilitation of the handball shoulder
  • Return to play after a shoulder injury – criteria and tests

Location: Biotrening Centar, Maksimirska Cesta 8, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Date: 9.5. – 10.5.2020.


3300HRK (450EUR) early bird price for applications received before 9.4.2020.

3700HRK (510EUR) for applications received after 9.4.2020.

(Please note that due to organisation expenses refunds are only possible before 3 weeks prior to the start of the workshop)

Language: English with no translation


Application Link: https://initiumeducation.com/en/application

Contact: info@initiumeducation.com




This highly practical and evidence based course focusing on enhancing your skills in shoulder examination and effective rehabilitation strategies to manage the most common shoulder injuries seen in handball. Further, this course will also address how to enhance throwing performance and preventive strategies for shoulder injuries, for both the youth player to the senior player. The course explores throwing biomechanics, provides an overview of how biomechanics and workload are linked to shoulder injuries and throwing performance and how to implement and address this in a clinical setting.


The course is open for therapists, doctors and coaches who are looking to deepen their knowledge in injury mechanisms and management of shoulder injuries as well as performance development with focus on handball throwing.




  • Understand throwing mechanics and throwing related injuries.
  • Understand the latest research relating to the mechanisms of shoulder injuries and throwing performance how to implement this into clinical practice.
  • Demonstrate adequate and objective assessment of shoulder injuries (including differential diagnosis and assessment of kinetic chains, mobility, strength, throwing biomechanics and power).
  • Set up rehabilitation strategies for shoulder injuries and return to play criteria/tests
  • Understand how to monitor training load in handball and how to implementing this in the clinical setting.
  • Understand how to build training programmes with an aim to increase both throwing performance and reduce risk of shoulder problems in handball players




Martin Asker is a manual therapist specialised in sports medicine and shoulder problems, especially in overhead athletes and handball players. He has 20 years of clinical experience of working with both male and female elite senior and youth handball players. Alongside working clinically he is currently undertaking his PhD, focusing on shoulder injuries in adolescent elite handball players and throwing biomechanics.


Martin has presented at numerous national and international conferences and been teaching master classes with a focus on shoulder diagnostics and managements for the past 10 years. Martin is a member of the medical committee of the Swedish Handball Federation and part of the medical team for the Swedish male U16 national team. He was the president of the organizing committee of the 1st Scandinavian Congress in Handball Medicine in 2016. He has also authored several book chapters in the recent textbook “Handball Sports Medicine” (Elsevier, ESSKA, 2018).



9 svibnja @ 09:00
10 svibnja @ 17:00
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Biotrening Centar
Maksimirska cesta 8
Zagreb, Zagreb 10000 Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska)
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