Physical therapist to discuss baseball pitching injuries at Fauquier Hospital
Bruce Edwards, physical therapist, will present a lecture on baseball pitching injuries on Wednesday, September 25 at 7 p.m. The presentation will take place in Fauquier Hospital’s Sycamore Room. Parents and coaches of young athletes are invited.
Edwards says that the easiest way to treat a sports injury is to prevent it. Overuse injuries are common but preventable, and pitching injuries are good examples. Whether athletes are throwing too many pitches, or the wrong kind of pitches for their stage of development, the result is pain. In young pitchers, overuse of the pitching arm can even cause fractures of the growth plate—a significant and potentially long-term injury.
“Pitching for baseball and softball use very different motions, but they both put the same kind of stress on young shoulders and elbows,” says Edwards.
For more information, call 540-316-3588.
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