Liberty Hospital is providing overhand throwing athletes with a unique opportunity to improve their throwing performance and decrease their potential for injury. Part one of our program starts with a full body physical limitation checklist to identify ROM, strength, posture and balance deficits that may be hindering an athlete’s ability to reach their maximal potential. Part two, utilizes the experience of former collegiate baseball players to analyze throwing mechanics using motion analysis software.
Addressing both the physical and mechanical faults can provide a throwing athlete with a more efficient throwing pattern. This allows the thrower to utilize core muscles more effectively to produce velocity when throwing with less strain to the thrower’s arm and body.
Initial Visit (90 minute session for $150)
Individual Throwing Sessions (60 minutes for $80 after completing evaluation)
Many throwing athletes wish to return for additional visits as their individualized programs progress. Follow-up visits will provide:
Am I — or is my child — appropriate for this program?
Providing a throwing athlete with efficient and proper throwing mechanics can help anyone at any age avoid potential injury and maximize throwing performance. Correction of mechanical faults can help build a foundation by developing muscle memory which can help a throwing athlete for years to come.
If an athlete currently has an injury related to throwing, it is recommended that they see a physician first before proceeding with a throwing program. A physician may wish to pursue Physical therapy or other appropriate treatment prior to starting a throwing program.
Will insurance cover this?
No, this is a sports performance program that is for throwing athletes who do not have a current throwing injury and are looking to optimize their performance.
If an athlete has a throwing injury, he/she will need to pursue a physician order to start Physical Therapy which is generally covered by most insurance plans.
For additional questions or to schedule, call 816-407-2315 or email Sports Medicine Coordinator B.J. Maloney, P.T., at firstname.lastname@example.org.