Softball and baseball athletes ages 10 or older who suffer from pain or weakness during overhead throwing activities benefit from our throwing evaluations.
Common symptoms our throwing evaluations examine include:
- Shoulder pain
- Elbow pain
- Back pain
- Difficulty throwing due to soreness or weakness
What Is Assessed During a Throwing Evaluation?
When a thrower is referred for a throwing mechanics evaluation, a physical therapist will evaluate the patient’s flexibility, strength, and posture. The patient will be videotaped while throwing, including off of a mound if they pitch.
The video will be analyzed to evaluate for biomechanical deviations from efficient throwing mechanics that may be contributing to their symptoms. A report and plan of care will be formulated to share with the referring physician and the family.
- Throwing mechanics using video analysis software
- Shoulder, rotator cuff and scapular musculature strength
- Shoulder and elbow ROM
- Lower extremity flexibility and strength
- Core strength