Date of Award
Master of Physical Therapy (MPT)
Henry C. Wessman
Baseball; Shoulder -- physiology
The purpose of this independent study is a literature review of the principles of training and a critique of the shoulder strength training programs for increasing the throwing velocity of the baseball pitcher. In addition, a sport specific movement analysis, based on biomechanics, physiology and kinesiology of the baseball overhand pitch will be examined. The critique will be based on the principles of training reviewed earlier and a sport specific movement analysis. Finally, a proposal of a potential training program and possible topics for research will be discussed.
Mimaki, Ronald K., "Literature review and critique of shoulder training programs for increasing throwing velocity of the baseball pitcher" (1992). Physical Therapy Scholarly Projects. 316.