Sports Rehabilitation Throwers Clinic

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.

 

Improper throwing mechanics have led to an increase in shoulder and elbow injuries for baseball players.

 

Our goal is to help baseball and softball players who have pain while throwing or who are interested in mechanical improvements to reach their pitching or throwing goals.


Biomechanical video assessments are used in combination with a thorough musculoskeletal evaluation to address injury and performance issues.


The clinic is for throwers ages eight through college level and for recreational athletes beyond college.

 

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

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)

Throwers Evaluation cost is $150.

 

Pitching Performance Education

Below are some presentation from our experts on developing fundamentals and pitching performance for the youth pitcher.

 

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)

 

Our Staff

Karl E. Fry, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Karl practices physical therapy at Sports Rehabilitation at UW Health at The American Center. He is board certified by the American Physical Therapy Association as an orthopedic certified specialist. His special interests include shoulder and foot re...

Kelcie Wittman, PT

Kelcie's special physical therapy interests include shoulder rehabilitation and treating the overhead throwing athlete. Kelcie is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association, and the APTA Sports P...