From Wellesley Little League:
The unfortunate fact is, most people will wait until a throwing arm injury occurs before they will educate themselves as to how it could have been prevented. Acknowledging that throwing arm injuries are one of the most common injuries sustained in baseball, Wellesley Little League is giving parents, players and coaches a chance to educate themselves, in advance, on how to properly prepare players for the baseball season.
On Jan. 18, WLL will hold an Arm Care Seminar designed to educate their members on 3 aspects of proper arm health. The seminar will involve understanding the structure of the arm and how it relates to throwing a baseball, appropriate strengthening and conditioning as well as proper throwing mechanics.
There will be 3 speakers each addressing a different component of the process.
Dr Donald Bae: Highly respected orthopedic surgeon affiliated with Children’s Hospital in Boston. Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. Subject covered: Structure of the arm , what the effects of throwing are and what happens when the arm is injured.
Carl Gustafson PT, LATC, CSCS: Owner of Sports and Physical Therapy in Wellesley.
Subject covered: Injury prevention through strength and agility training.
John Miller: Co-owner of Winning Pitchers Baseball Academy. Former collegiate pitcher and currently a pitching coach. Subject covered: Through proper throwing/pitching mechanics, how to avoid injuries. “John Miller is one of the most knowledgeable pitching instructors in the United States” Ryan Tatusko, Washington Nationals MLB
The seminar will be held at the Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington St. at 7pm on January 18th. If you have questions or would like to attend, please RSVP to Patrick Doyle, Safety Officer WLL at [email protected]