Radar Gun and rehab


Throwing protocols often indicate effort percentage for throwing at a given distance i.e., 30 throws at 45 feet 50% effort. The formulas make sense, but how does the athlete gauge the percentage? Is the athlete indeed in tune with their output force? Now I'm typically not a fan of the radar gun in youth athletes. My initial apprehension of radar guns in young athletes is that the athletes become more concerned with velocity than mechanics. We try to protect young arms; however, in cases where we need to implement throwing programs in rehab situations, radar guns can be a useful tool. Determining actual effort can be measured with a radar gun, but unfortunately, we would need to have a baseline of max effort. Collecting the data is easy, but keeping the athletes in a safe environment is the essential piece of the puzzle.

https://www.jshoulderelbow.org/article/S1058-2746(19)30588-9/fulltext?rss=yes

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