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Name of the mobile application
Throw Like a Pro V.2.0.
Category of the mobile application
Health and fitness (injury prevention).
iPhone/iPad: requires iOS V.7.0 or later, tested on iOS V.10.3.2; Android: requires 4.0 or later, tested on Android V.7.0.
All Star Bundle $4.99.
Throwers Ten $0.99.
Cool Down Stretches $0.99.
Dynamic Warmup $1.99.
Advanced Throwers Ten $1.99.
About the app
The primary clinical focus of the app is injury prevention, closely followed by enhancing pitching performance via best rehabilitation practices (ie, stretches, warm-up, cool-down, improving core strength). It is an easy-to-use app for all involved in baseball, from players to parents, to coaches, to medical professionals. The app interface is user-friendly and has four main categories: Overview, Pre Season, In Season and About. The videos are instructive and consistent with the type of care a pitcher would receive in a sports medicine clinic and in real-time games as with a physical therapist and/or athletic trainer. While ‘Tommy John’ (ulnar collateral ligament) injuries are unlikely to ever totally be eliminated, the goal is its absolute minimization.
Use in clinical practice
The app tracks pitch …
Contributors AKM: primary author of the mobile app submission, doing the bulk of the app review and composing the content of the same; also brought in RE and NNT to this project for their specific expertise to enhance the value of the app review. RE: tailored the descriptive component of the video content from a clinical/physical therapist’s perspective and also cited references to explain/detail clinical relevance to the app. NNT: IT expert who helped test the app to ensure there were no failings from a technological standpoint and to review all online aspects of the app. These aspects are pertinent to one who may use the app, whose decision to attain it or not may be based just as much on IT aspects of it (if not more) as compared with its clinical usefulness.
Funding This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
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