Keeping You in the Game™ – SHIPP (Shoulder Injury Prevention Program)
Luckily for those that put the time into a regular preventative conditioning program that incorporates the principle of specific training, improvements in strength, range of motion, coordination and neuromuscular control can be achieved.
For example, most throwers have excessive outward rotation and reduced inwards rotation of the shoulder with the elbow up at shoulder height; however, the total motion is usually equal
between throwing and non-throwing shoulders8,9,11,24,31. This simply means that through training, the throwing shoulder has transitioned its total available range of motion to bias the outward rotation “cocking position” of throwing.
With such high demands on the shoulder it may not be a surprise that shoulder injuries are the most common injury in both amateur and professional throwing athletes15,40.
Overloading structures of the shoulder without adequate time for recovery and repair can lead to overuse type injuries such as:
- rotator cuff tears, tendonitis, labral tears, and impingement syndromes12,20,30,40,57.
We can reduce the risk for these types of injuries by controlling variables that have been associated with increased risk such as:
- intensity, duration, and frequency of play as well as rest between games36,37,50.
Shoulder injuries in throwing athletes may seem inevitable, but many of these injuries are avoidable. We just need a little bit of careful planning and implementation of a few injury prevention strategies. The Shoulder Injury Prevention Program (SHIPP) for throwers is specifically designed to reduce the risk of shoulder injuries by assisting you in the five key areas
our “Keeping You in the Game” formula.
Keeping You in the Game™ – KLIPP
Our KLIPP Program has been adapted specifically toward the prevention of ACL injuries and has been shown to significantly reduce non-contact ACL injuries.