Serious athletes of all ages are always looking to improve their game. CBS New York’s Dr. Max Gomez went to NYU Langone’s Sports Performance Center to see how scientific analysis is helping pitchers get an edge and become star athletes.
Dr. Gomez watched Daniel Dinerman, a 20-year-old pitcher, go through the pitching analysis program, which used three-dimensional motion capture to measure all the metrics of his throw that cannot be perceived by a traditional coach. A team of exercise physiologists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists then went over the data and worked with Dinerman to determine what he could do to make improvements to his form.
“We’re really looking at it, not only from how to maximize your pitching velocity or your drive in golfing, but also how you can do that most efficiently and effectively to reduce the chance of developing an injury,” says exercise physiologist Heather A. Milton, MS, RCEP, CSCS.
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