Effects of a Short-Duration Stretching on Elbow and Shoulder Range of Motion – Part 2

Although the characteristics of shoulder and elbow passive range of motion (PROM) measurements in the overhead throwing athlete have been well documented, these measurements are highly variable according to the population studied (e.g., baseball pitchers vs. non-pitchers; professional vs. high school athletes), the motion measured (e.g., internal rotation [IR] vs. external rotation [ER]), and the technique employed (e.g., moving the …

Effects of a Short-Duration Stretching on Elbow and Shoulder Range of Motion – Part 1

Effects of a Short-Duration Stretching Drill After Pitching on Elbow and Shoulder Range of Motion in Professional Baseball Pitchers Rafael F. Escamilla,* PhD, PT, CSCS, FACSM; Kyle Yamashiro, DPT, PT, CSCS; Tony Mikla, DPT, MSPT, CSCS, XPS; Jeff Collins, ATC; Keith Lieppman, BA; and James R. Andrews, MD Investigation performed at California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, USA Background: A …