A Clinical Guide to Pitching Mechanics and Kinetic Chain Deficits: How to Integrate Both into a Comprehensive Program Webinar

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:15
Webinar Fee: 
$15.00 for NATA members / $25.00 for non-members
Target Audience: 
Athletic Trainers 
Stephen Thomas, PhD, ATC
Pitching is the fastest and most stressful motion the human body can produce. These large and repetitive forces lead to motion and strength deficits throughout the body, which can alter normal mechanics. This compensation is often missed since performance is not initially affected; however, the athlete is often at an increased risk of injury. As a clinician, it is essential to understand “normal” mechanics and the best way to assess without sophisticated motion analysis systems. In addition, clinicians need to know the components of a thorough kinetic chain assessment and most importantly how to integrate both into a comprehensive program.
Athletic Training Domains: 
Domain 1 – Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion
Domain 2 – Examination, Assessment and Diagnosis
Domain 4 – Therapeutic Intervention
Course Level: 
Clinical Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

Participants will be able to learn normal pitching mechanics and how to assess clinically.
Participants will be able to learn the common kinetic chain deficits in the baseball player.
Participants will be able to learn to perform a thorough full body kinetic chain assessment specific to baseball player.
Participants will be able to learn to develop a comprehensive program that integrates both pitching mechanics and kinetic chain deficit.
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