Baseball Biomechanics & the 8 Cylinders of Pitching
Brandon and his team have helped tremendously with the development of the QTM Baseball Modules used for post processing data in pitching analysis.
The facility has had great success utilizing the module along with the Running analysis PAF module to compliment its practices. The staff members are able to spend more time with their clients and less time post-processing data thanks to the work committed to developing the module and defining the report
One of the strongest sources of clinical relevance is taking what we see from a movement pattern stand point and cross check it with what we see clinically. These relationships will help us not only provide the best possible outcomes to our clients but will benefit the field of Physical Therapy and Sports Biomechanics.Brandon Young
Several factors make BYoung Physical Therapy unique like specialized one-on-one treatment given to the patients. But the biggest separating factor from their competitors is the state-of-the-art Qualisys motion capture system. BYoung Physical Therapy is the only privately owned PT practice to own a 3-D motion capture system.
Brandon is a licensed Physical Therapist who has specialized in shoulder and elbow treatment especially in baseball pitchers. Brandon has worked with baseball pitchers of all levels, from youth to professional, to help them return to competition after major injuries. The inclusion of 3D motion analysis has dramatically improved treatment techniques used to help pitchers return to prior level of competition and beyond following injury.
The greatest improvements since purchasing the 3D system have shown a reduction of pitching injuries and improved velocity following 3D analysis and biomechanical movement correction. Baseball pitchers who dedicate themselves to BYoung Physical Therapy’s offseason program (The 8 Cylinders of Pitching) typically see an average velocity improvement of greater than 10 MPH on their fastball.
The driving force behind the Qualisys 3-D system is the clients – BYoung Physical Therapy is dedicated to providing the most direct and effective treatment plan possible with today’s technology.
In order to provide the best treatment plan, one must understand what is driving the athletes pain or dysfunction. Many times, it is flawed movement patterns causing the pain or dysfunction.
In order to sufficiently evaluate high speed athletic movements and suggest corrective movement strategies the facility relies on their Qualisys Motion Capture System. The Qualisys 3D system consists of 8 Oqus 500+ cameras surrounding a 1000 square foot warehouse space.
The motion capture space houses an authentic clay mound built to major league specs. The professional clay mound allows pitchers to use their cleats which allows for much more realistic pitching conditions.
The space also contains a treadmill which partner, Lee Welch, uses for running and sprinting analysis. Lee is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy who is passionate about his work starting with his work at ECU, as a researcher and graduate assistant. By incorporating 3D motion capture in his treatment, Lee has successfully rehabilitated many runners back to running, who failed traditional physical therapy treatment as well as surgical intervention.
BYoung Physical Therapy will continue to be pioneers in the field of Physical Therapy and Biomechanics. Their plan is to add experts of more specialties, such as gymnastics, softball, golf, and other sports to continue providing the best specialized care possible.