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Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course

Baseball Pitchers

Lecture Name

Baseball Pitchers     $44.93

This lecture is part of the following course:
The Shoulder in Sports


This course differentiates the "overhead athlete" from the overhand pitcher. Dr. Pink first discusses the history of pitching and injury incidence (relative to pitching volume and rule changes) from 1876 forward. The course then describes the biomechanics and the muscle firing patterns in the overhand pitcher. Next, Dr. Pink identifies subtle signs of injury, so that the clinician can minimize the risk of anatomic injury. Finally, this information is translated to youth in pitching, which is the most common pitcher seen in PT clinics.

Continuing education credits

This course is acceptable for credit in most states for PTs and PTAs. To see the full list of courses approved for continuing education in your state, visit our courses page and filter for "Physical Therapist" or "Physical Therapist Assistant" and your state of licensure.

Contact Hours: 1.50


Difficulty: Intermediate

Goals & Objectives:

At the completion of this lecture, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe good mechanics of pitching.
  2. Explain the muscle firing patterns in the shoulder while pitching.
  3. Identify the shoulder muscles at risk for injury in pitchers.
  4. Describe the causes of shoulder injury in youth pitchers.
  5. Identify the subtle signs of injury in a pitcher’s shoulder.
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None mandatory; strongly recommended, however: The Shoulder Complex

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