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Distance-Based Throwing Programs for Baseball Players From Little League to High School

Cisco, Steven DPT; Miller Semon, Megan DPT; Moraski, Paul DPT; Smith, Joseph DPT; Thorndike, Cheryl DPT

doi: 10.1097/PEP.0000000000000625
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An estimated 2.4 million children play baseball in 80 countries. The majority of these children have experienced pain with throwing. A key component to a successful rehabilitation after an upper extremity injury for a baseball player is an interval throwing program, which allows a youth athlete to increase the demands of throwing in a progressive and controlled manner. Numerous interval throwing programs are designed for baseball players of high school age and older, but few exist for the baseball player who is skeletally immature. Our interval throwing programs take into consideration various field dimensions, injury types, and position requirements for youth. Our goal is to create a guide for rehabilitation specialists and players to return to throwing as quickly and safely as possible.

Our goal is to create a guide for rehabilitation specialists and for players to return to throwing as quickly and safely as possible.

Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, Washington.

Correspondence: Steven Cisco, DPT, 11500 116th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 (Steven.cisco@seattlechildrens.org).

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The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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