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Injury Prevention for Throwing Athletes Part II: Critical Instant Training

Crotin, Ryan L. MA, CSCS; Ramsey, Dan K. PhD

Strength & Conditioning Journal: June 2012 - Volume 34 - Issue 3 - p 49–57
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e318256756d
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SUMMARY: DESPITE MEDICAL ADVANCES, PITCH COUNT LIMITATIONS, AND EXISTING PROTECTIVE GUIDELINES, THROWING ARM INJURIES CONTINUE TO ESCALATE. PART II INTRODUCES CRITICAL INSTANT TRAINING, INJURY PREVENTION STRATEGIES BELIEVED TO IMPROVE THROWING ARM FUNCTIONALITY TO REDUCE MEDIAL ELBOW INJURY RISKS IN ASSOCIATION TO BIOMECHANICAL EVENTS THAT OCCUR AT THE LATE-COCKING, ACCELERATION, AND DECELERATION PHASES OF THE PITCHING DELIVERY.

Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, School of Public Health and Health Professions, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York

Ryan L. Crotin is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Exercise Science at the University at Buffalo.

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Dan K. Ramsey is an assistant professor in the Department of Exercise Science at the University at Buffalo.

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