Pitching Injury Epidemic: The Untold Connection to Natural Motor Preferences

Have you ever wondered why an increasing number of pitchers are getting injured every day, despite the abundance of scientific studies, data analysis, and the use of costly software and high-speed cameras?

The answer is straightforward: we are disregarding the individual’s natural motor preference.

People involved in pitching, such as coaches, instructors, and trainers, commonly try to improve an athlete’s performance by modifying their mechanics or movement patterns. Sometimes, they may believe these changes are necessary to correct or “fix” the athlete’s technique.

This trend is prevalent across all levels of baseball, from amateur, professional and college leagues.

However, despite their good intentions, these individuals may not realize that changing movement patterns without knowing and understanding an athlete’s unique natural motor preferences can put them at risk of serious injuries.

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