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Dr. James Andrews Releases New App to Prevent Tommy John Surgeries
BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA (PRWEB) June 27, 2014
Dr. James Andrews today announced the launch of Throw Like a Pro for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Throw Like a Pro helps baseball players drastically reduce the likelihood of throwing injuries and is now available for download on the App Store. The app makes the knowledge of Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Kevin Wilk, two of the worlds top experts on overuse injuries in baseball, available in homes and dugouts across the world. If followed, the creators of Throw Like a Pro expect a 60% reduction in overuse related baseball injuries.
Professional baseball has already seen 45 players require Tommy John surgery in 2014. Associate Clinical Director for Champion Sports Medicine, Dr. Kevin Wilk, insinuated professional baseball players are just the tip of the iceberg:
For the people who think famous, major league pitchers are the only ones undergoing Tommy John surgery, we have news for you. We have seen countless youth and teenage baseball players with elbow injuries... It's very unfortunate, sad, and in many cases, probably avoidable, says Wilk.
Andrews shares Wilks view of this problem stemming from overuse in youth baseball. In a single day, I completed eight Tommy John surgeries. Two of my patients were major league pitchers, another two pitched for college teams, and four were high school students ranging in age from fourteen to seventeen."
Throw Like a Pro addresses many of the contributing factors of overuse injuries with a comprehensive set of features. These include a pre-season exercise regimen and throwing progression, an in-season maintenance guide, an age-based pitch counter and rest calculator, and other training and rest recommendations.
According to Abracadabra Health CEO Dewar Gaines, Throw Like a Pro marks the first of many exciting future developments in what he calls preventive personal care. We want to give people the power to proactively approach their health and wellbeing by providing them with access to the brightest minds in sports medicinewe feel this is the future of healthcare and plan to be at the forefront, he says.
The Throw Like a Pro App is available for $9.99 from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at http://www.AppStore.com.
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