Return to Throwing

Welcome to the Return to Throwing Program 


This evidence-based outline allows the athlete to return to throwing safely and progressively. This has been formulated by physical therapists, athletic trainers, and strength coaches with extensive pro-team and adolescent/adult sports medicine experience.


The act of throwing is incredibly stressful to the shoulder. Some have suggested that the force generated by throwing by the strong anterior (front) shoulder muscles generates the same force as that exhibited during a dislocation.Gill The passive braking system, the labral cartilage, and the active braking system, the rotator cuff, take on much stress, trying to decelerate or slow the arm after throwing. Therefore, an athlete must return to a throwing program after an injury or a layoff. We also recommend you follow the Baseball Sports Specific Program under the Sports and Injury Specific Programs.


As you follow the return throwing program, give yourself a rest between sets of throwing (7-10 minutes). This mimics what a pitcher would do between innings. Go for a jog, take some ground balls, or hit some balls to fill the time between sets of throwing.



**IMPORTANT: Always consult your physician or qualified health care provider before using any information or programs on this website. If you use any information or exercise programs on this page or website, experience any pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, or other physical symptoms. You must immediately stop and call your physician or other qualified healthcare provider.

Program Cost

$ 1