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J Sport Rehabil. 2007 Feb;16(1):28-40.

Fauls stretching routine produces acute gains in throwing shoulder mobility in collegiate baseball players.

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Athletic Training Program, Arizona School of Health Sciences, Mesa, AZ, USA. esauers@atsu.edu

Abstract

CONTEXT:

Stretching prior to activity or as a rehabilitative intervention may promote increased throwing shoulder range of motion (ROM) in baseball pitchers.

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the acute effects of Fauls modified passive stretching routine on throwing shoulder mobility in collegiate baseball players.

DESIGN:

Repeated measures.

SETTING:

Laboratory.

PARTICIPANTS:

Thirty collegiate baseball players with unimpaired shoulders.

INTERVENTIONS:

Fauls modified passive stretching routine was performed on the throwing shoulder of each subject.

OUTCOME MEASURES:

Shoulder complex and passive isolated glenohumeral internal and external rotation ROM were measured with a goniometer, and posterior shoulder tightness was assessed with the Tyler's test method using a carpenter's square. Measurements were made bilaterally.

RESULTS:

The dominant shoulder displayed significant increases in glenohumeral and shoulder complex internal and external rotation ROM and significantly decreased posterior shoulder tightness following the stretching routine.

CONCLUSION:

Application of the Fauls modified passive shoulder stretching routine results in acute gains in throwing shoulder mobility of collegiate baseball players.

PMID:
17699885
DOI:
10.1123/jsr.16.1.28
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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