Our Recent Posts

Archive

Tags

How to Help Your Child Avoid The Throwing Injury Empidemic

Baseball has been played in some form since at least 1344, but the first recognized game was played on June 19, 1856 in Hoboken, NJ. Baseball has been played for 162 years, so why is it that all of a sudden there is an epidemic of kids with shoulder and elbow injuries from throwing a baseball? Currently, 26% of Major League pitchers have had Tommy John Surgery (and an additional 15% of Minor League pitchers). There has been a rise of Tommy John Surgeries in kids as young as 13 years old. But Tommy John surgery is not the only throwing problem on the rise. Injuries such as little league shoulder, little league elbow, Ulnar neuritis, VEO (valgus extension overload, GIRD (Glenohumeral Inter

15 Lake Ridge Plaza Route 303

Valley Cottage, NY 10989

845-675-8444

©2017 by Empire Sports Physical Therapy and Rehabiliation.