Mechanics of the Overhead Motion

  • Stephen J. Thomas


The mechanics of the overhead motions have many similarities; however there are also many important details to each specific motion. Therefore the mechanics of the baseball pitch, tennis serve, and freestyle swimming motion will be covered in detail. Many new ideas and theories on the generation of energy and the identification of alterations among these motions will be discussed to aid clinicians in the evaluation process. This will allow clinicians to better understand injury mechanisms and treat these athletes with a more comprehensive approach.


Overhead sports Biomechanics Baseball Tennis Swimming Injury biomechanics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen J. Thomas
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  1. 1.Temple University, Department of KinesiologyPhiladelphiaUSA

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