Pitching is a violently explosive athletic movement that if not controlled, can lead to career ending injuries. The more efficient the pitcher can become at decelerating the forward, rotational and downward forces of the throwing motion the more control the pitcher will have of his body as it progresses towards home plate. By training the deceleration phase effectively, less stress will be placed on the posterior shoulder musculature and rotator cuff.
About Chris Butler
Chris Butler, MPT, CSCS, Director of Sports Medicine at Catz Physical Therapy Institute in Pasadena CA. Chris is a full time PT and Clinical Instructor to DPT students. Additionally he serves as an injury consultant to local club sports teams and provides seasonal baseball arm health checkups.