Thanks to those in attendance at the MGH Sports Medicine 2010 program last weekend. My last talk was on the prevention of youth throwing injuries. We discussed many of the topics associated with little league throwing injuries, including the use of injury prevention and strength and conditioning programs.
In the past, I developed a basic 10-exercise core program for youth athletes to help prevent throwing injuries. This has been on the MGH Sports Medicine website for a couple of years now but thought it would be a good time to share here as well.
The concept behind the program isn’t rocket science – keep it simple! I selected my top 10 basic exercises to address weaknesses that could be harmful for Little League pitchers. This is from my past experience working with athlete of all levels and some of my research articles on exercise selection (check out my latest article in JOSPT). One thing I have learned over the years is that an adolescent athlete performing ANY injury prevention program is better than NO program at all! However, as always there is a BETTER way as well.
Below is a copy of this program but be sure to also visit MGH Sports Medicine’s site for more information.