Event Title

The Effectiveness of Preventative Shoulder Exercise Programs in High School Softball and Baseball Athletes

Session Number

P07

Advisor(s)

Brian Kosan, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Location

B-108

Start Date

28-4-2016 12:45 PM

End Date

28-4-2016 1:10 PM

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Abstract

Many baseball and softball players suffer from shoulder injuries due to overuse. Often times this happens in youth or high school age because of the lack of restrictions and preventative care provided for the players. This research project analyzed the effectiveness of different exercise programs to prevent shoulder injuries or soreness in the shoulder of baseball and softball players. We split up the baseball and softball teams into four groups: boys Blackburn and girls Blackburn, boys Thrower’s ten and girls Thrower’s ten. Blackburn and Thrower’s ten have been studied and practiced by will be the two programs that are used by athletic trainers and physical therapist. The participants filled out surveys throughout the intervention to see how the residual pain changed with the exercises. These results will be presented at IMSAloquium. The results of this investigation will show which of these two programs is better and will bring more attention to the prevention of overuse injuries in young athletes.


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Apr 28th, 12:45 PM Apr 28th, 1:10 PM

The Effectiveness of Preventative Shoulder Exercise Programs in High School Softball and Baseball Athletes

B-108

Many baseball and softball players suffer from shoulder injuries due to overuse. Often times this happens in youth or high school age because of the lack of restrictions and preventative care provided for the players. This research project analyzed the effectiveness of different exercise programs to prevent shoulder injuries or soreness in the shoulder of baseball and softball players. We split up the baseball and softball teams into four groups: boys Blackburn and girls Blackburn, boys Thrower’s ten and girls Thrower’s ten. Blackburn and Thrower’s ten have been studied and practiced by will be the two programs that are used by athletic trainers and physical therapist. The participants filled out surveys throughout the intervention to see how the residual pain changed with the exercises. These results will be presented at IMSAloquium. The results of this investigation will show which of these two programs is better and will bring more attention to the prevention of overuse injuries in young athletes.