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Causes of Fatigue in Throwers

Ryan Bitzel, MPT

February 15, 2017

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Question

Evidence has shown that pitching when tired leads to poor performance and increased risk of injury. What are the causes of fatigue in pitchers?  

Answer

Causes of fatigue can be poor conditioning, pitching on consecutive days, excessive pitch counts and year round playing.  


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Ryan Bitzel, MPT

Ryan is currently the Major League Physical Therapist for the Seattle Mariners baseball team (2018-present).  He began his career as a staff physical therapist with Proaxis Therapy at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas (2006-2010) before becoming the Minor League Rehab Coordinator with the San Diego Padres organization (2010-2017).  He graduated from Walsh University (2006) in North Canton, OH, and also now serves as an adjunct professor at Walsh University, teaching the Upper Extremity Sports Medicine course.  He currently resides in Massillon, OH, in the off-season  


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