THROWING ANALYSIS SERVICES
2D THROWING ANALYSIS
This service accommodates both baseball & softball players.
Through the use of 2D highspeed cameras, we will analyze your throwing mechanics with emphasis on kinematic sequencing, balance, posture, and positioning of arms, trunk, and hips. This will give preliminary insight into injury risks and muscular strength and flexibility imbalances indicated by biomechanical deficiencies. This appointment will be 1 hour long. After a proper warm-up we will then take videos of your throw in 2 different views. We will then go through video together and give you our biomechanical and strength and conditioning recommendations based on the findings to help reduce your overall risk of injury.
3D THROWING ANALYSIS
This service accommodates baseball, softball & football players.
Our state-of-the-art 3D analysis system, featured in Sports Illustrated, allows us to analyze your throwing mechanics from every angle to reveal mechanical flaws, deficiencies, and other factors that increase your risk for injury.
This comprehensive evaluation consists of two visits. The first visit is 1.5 hours and begins with a clinical and functional assessment of the throwers’ strength and flexibility. Reflective markers will then be placed all over the body’s bony landmarks for our 3D motion capture system. After a proper warm-up, a 3D analysis is then performed on the throwing mechanics. The second visit is one hour and occurs 1-2 weeks later after the data has been analyzed. During this session, findings of the 3D analysis are discussed along with recommendations for changes to throwing mechanics, strength, and flexibility to reduce the overall risk of injury.
AREAS OF FOCUS
Timing of the pitching sequence
Arm position throughout all phases of the pitch
Lower extremity breakdown throughout footstrike and ball release
Core and torso biomechanics
Clinical range of motion, strength, and posture measurements
Functional movement and strength
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Tom Landry has been an NPA certified pitching instructor since 2006 teaching the science-based protocols of the National Pitching Association and the Rod Dedeaux Baseball and Research Institute. He is a former minor league pitcher in the Cincinnati Reds organization and has been instructing and coaching baseball for the past 20+ years. Tom and Gardy also co–founded New England Sports Partners and developed a collaboration with numerous physical therapy and orthopedic organizations in New England.
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Gardy O'Flynn was a former pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization from 1993-1997 when he had the privilege of being coached by Dr. Tom House (National Pitching Association founder). He has maintained the relationship with Dr. House and first became an NPA coach in 2008. Gardy is currently a director for Tom House Sports and National Pitching East. He is also the founder of National QB (quarterbacks) in which he has been directing a 4-year study (since 2016) on Speed/Strength Neuromuscular Arm Patterning (SNAP) research with Mastrole Quarterback Academy that has involved over 60 quarterbacks. Gardy’s original data was gathered using 3D testing at The Micheli Center. He has a master’s degree in coaching athletic administration (MCAA) and is working on a second master’s in biomechanics.