The Kinetic Chain in Sports Injury Prevention

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Preventing “Tommy John” elbow injuries may seem to get all the attention in Major League Baseball.  But, physicians and trainers are still working hard on preventing all throwing injuries by looking at the entire body…wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip and legs…involved in the throwing motion.

Dr. Paul Schroeppel of The University of Kansas Hospital and the Royals medical team says he calls the motion the Kinetic Chain.