Archive for March, 2014

Tips to help prevent fast pitch softball pitching injuries

Recent research on softball pitching techniques shows the importance of involvement of the body as a whole and not just the shoulder/arm. The power of a pitch is primarily generated from rotation in the hips and core stabilization. Proper use of the core muscles and mechanics are very important in these athletes, to sustain the ability to pitch for many innings. However, like many other injuries in life, softball injuries cannot be fully prevented. South County Physical Therapy, Inc. is happy to offer a few tips to assist with the reduction of the risk of injury in young female athletes.

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Carla Faucher, PTA, STS, – Assistant Clinical Director, Auburn

1. How many years have you been practicing Physical Therapy? I will have completed my 27th year of practice PT this June – all with South County Physical Therapy, Inc. 2. Why did you choose to become a Physical Therapist? Having played multiple sports growing up and experiencing injuries, the human body intrigued me. I was fascinated by how the human body works. 3. Was there anything in particular that inspired your career choice? A very close friend was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident while we were in high school and he suffered a serious head injury. While…

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