Poster Session  |   July 2017
Fast-Pitch Softball Players Use Biomechanical Compensations to Maintain Pitch Speed When Fatigued
Author Affiliations
  • University of Missouri
  • Washington University in St. Louis
Article Information
Hand and Upper Extremity / School-Based Practice / Assessment/Measurement
Poster Session   |   July 2017
Fast-Pitch Softball Players Use Biomechanical Compensations to Maintain Pitch Speed When Fatigued
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2017, Vol. 71, 7111500037p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-PO3147
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2017, Vol. 71, 7111500037p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-PO3147
Abstract

Date Presented 3/31/2017

Fast-pitch softball pitchers are at increased risk for overuse injuries, possibly due to fatigue. This study measured kinematics, strength, fatigue, and pain over the course of a simulated game. Pitchers lost strength and reported fatigue, but they maintained pitch speed while altering their kinematics.

Primary Author and Speaker: William Janes

Additional Authors and Speakers: Matthew Foreman

Contributing Authors: Jack R. Engsberg, Matthew Smith, Jill Krampe