Prevention of Overuse Shoulder Injuries for the Incoming Collegiate Athlete Participating in Overhead Sport

Erin R. Variano, Utah State University

This work made publicly available electronically on June 13, 2011


Overhead athletes are required to throw at high velocities to achieve success in their particular sport. This repetitive shoulder motion contributes to changes overtime within the shoulder joint and directly affects scapular kinematics. Soft tissue adaptations are made to compensate for irregular scapular movement and loss of range of motion (Dwelly, 2009).