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Throwing athletes must have extreme shoulder mobility to allow for acceleration, yet have enough stability to prevent injury from the high forces generated during the pitching motion. Any disruption in this balance leads to strain somewhere in kinetic chain.

Check out the following video where Dr Steele explains how mechanical stress affects young overhead athletes and what we can do to minimize long term damage while promoting performance.

Click here to review this 15 Minutes to Excellence webinar for more information regarding the precursor to the majority of shoulder complaints- Scapular Dyskinesis.

About the Author

Dr. Brandon Steele

Dr. Brandon Steele


Dr. Steele began his career at The Central Institute for Human Performance. Dr. Steele has trained with experts including Pavel Kolar, Stuart McGill, Brett Winchester, and Clayton Skaggs. He has been certified in Motion Palpation, DNS, ART, and McKenzie Therapy. Dr. Steele lectures extensively on clinical excellence and evidence-based musculoskeletal management. He currently practices in Swansea, IL and serves on the executive board of the ICS.

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