What is overhead athlete injury prevention screening?

Also known as: overhead athlete screening tool, overhead athlete screening and injury prevention, pitcher’s screening.

Overhead athlete injury prevention screening is a program designed to prevent injuries in athletes that frequently raise their arms above their heads during sport activity, such as baseball, basketball, volleyball, and tennis athletes. It involves identifying areas in the pitching mechanics that can be addressed to strengthen and maintain healthy neuromuscular coordination of the entire kinetic chain of a pitcher, to increase endurance, and minimize disparities and weaknesses that may lead to mechanical changes and potential injury.

Reviewed by: Anthony Salvaggio, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, EMT/B

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