Injuries and preventions for young pitchers

Epidemiology of High School Baseball Injuries

Did you know?


Mechanism of Injury: Shoulder

Mechanism of Injury: Elbow

Why are they getting injured?

  1. Overuse
  2. Arm fatigue
  3. High pitch velocity
  4. Tendency of an excessive lean towards glove side increases joint loading.
  5. Skeletally immature: The physis (growth plate) and UCL insertion cannot safely withstand the forces place on the elbow while throwing a curveball or slider.
  6. Early physical maturity: Being overrepresented in key positions (pitcher) can lead to overuse injuries.

Did you know SFR has a throwing program lead by well respected Gabriel Carvajal, Lead MPT at South Florida Rehab Physical Therapy & Training Center? Through the course of your training, Gabriel leads each client through proper technique and skills to avoid longterm injury. 

South Florida Rehab and Training Center The team of highly trained physical therapists and trainers are committed to providing you with the most experienced and skilled physical therapy available. Through personalized care and a hands-on treatment, the team at SFR focuses on rehabilitation, strengthening and conditioning, and preventive care.

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