Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
Overhead athletes are required to throw or perform movement at high velocities to achieve success in their particular sport. Biomechanical abnormalities will develop from repetitive throwing motions and from generating increased amounts of force through speed and power changes in your sport. It is crucial to work on shoulder complex range of motion, stability, and neuromuscular control to perform and train in optimal position and in turn generate the most force during overhead movement.
Variano, Erin R., "Prevention of Overuse Shoulder Injuries for the Incoming Collegiate Athlete Participating in Overhead Sport" (2011). All Graduate Plan B and other Reports. 168.
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