Affiliations: [a] North Hills Sports Medicine Center
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Abstract: A 21-year-old male college baseball pitcher with a diagnosis of “impingement syndrome” was seen in sports physical therapy for a rehabilitation program. Physical evaluation revealed restricted internal rotation flexibility, diminished external rotator and scapular stabilizer strength, and a mechanical flaw in his throwing technique. He was placed on an isokinetic strengthening regimen for his rotator cuff, a flexibility routine to address internal rotator tightness, and a progressive throwing program. Ten weeks following this program, the patient was asymptomatic, exhibited “normal” isokinetic and flexibility parameters, and was able to return to competition without pain or restriction in function.