Collegiate Baseball Pitchers Needed for a Study Analyzing Pitching Mechanics from Different Pitching Distances
The American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) is a non-profit organization, working to improve the understanding, prevention, and treatment of sports-related injuries. ASMI is located on the campus of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham.
ASMI is conducting a research study, under the direction of Glenn Fleisig, PhD, to study the effect of pitching distance on baseball pitching biomechanics. By understanding the biomechanical differences among the pitching distances, we hope to prevent or reduce injuries in baseball pitchers and improve offense in the sport of baseball.
If you are interested, we are looking for baseball pitchers 17-24 years of age who have been participating in a college level baseball program for the last 12 months. Interested individuals must not have had a significant injury in the past 12 months.
- A one-time visit to the biomechanical lab located in ASMI. The visit will last one hour.
- Researchers will place reflective markers on certain bony landmarks on your body and use a motion capture system to track your movements while performing 8 full-effort fastball pitches from each distance (60’ 6”, 62’ 6”, and 63’8”).
There is no monetary compensation, participants will receive a copy of the high-speed video.
If you are interested in participating in the study or would like more information please contact Alek Diffendaffer, MS (biomechanist at ASMI) by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone call (205-918-2150)