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Sports Rehabilitation Throwers Clinic

Improper throwing mechanics have led to an increase in shoulder and elbow injuries for baseball players. Appropriate flexibility, balance, agility, strength, and endurance and sound mechanics are required for players to meet the progressive demands of the game as they graduate through the levels of baseball.

 

Our goal is to help young players who have pain with throwing or are interested in mechanical improvements reach their pitching or throwing goals. Biomechanical video assessments are used in combination with a thorough musculoskeletal evaluation to address injury and performance issues.

 

Contact Information

 

 

Injured Throwers Evaluation

Pitchers should bring their own glove. The first appointment lasts approximately one hour and consists of:

  1. History and throwing/training schedule review
  2. Physical examination (i.e., shoulder and hip mobility, rotator cuff strength, ligament and joint testing)
  3. Video analysis of pitching or throwing mechanics
  4. Implementation of a treatment program
  5. Guidelines for rehabilitation and throwing
  6. Teaching throwing correctional drills
  7. Interval throwing program (age- and position-specific)

Performance Throwers Evaluation ($150)

Our clinic can provide a biomechanical video performance evaluation designed for athletes who are not rehabilitating from injury but want to improve pitching mechanics. Improving mechanics is aimed at throwing with more accuracy and velocity while also focusing on injury prevention.

 

Pitchers should bring their own glove. The  appointment lasts approximately one hour and consists of:

  1. History and throwing/training schedule review
  2. Physical examination (i.e., shoulder and hip mobility, rotator cuff strength, ligament and joint testing)
  3. Video analysis of pitching or throwing mechanics
  4. Implementation of a treatment program
  5. Guidelines for rehabilitation and throwing
  6. Teaching throwing correctional drills
  7. Interval throwing program (age- and position-specific)

Our Staff

Education

From Our 2015 Baseball Coaches' Clinic

 

Were you unable to attend our fifth annual preseason Baseball Coaches' Clinic on March 23? Here are some presentations from the session, which focused on Developing Fundamentals and Pitching Performance for the Youth Pitcher.

Training Tips

 

Sports Training Tips: Baseball (pdf)