DR. JIMMY ROWLAND
My name is Dr. Jimmy Rowland Co-Owner of Helix Sports Medicine. I am a highly experienced Sports Physical Therapist and Performance Specialist with a focus on the unique needs of quarterbacks and the overhead throwing athlete. I work alongside Coach Standfield with each quarterback to identify any areas of weakness and develop a tailored program to improve their strength, flexibility, and stability for the athletic in the Austin Texas Area.
I have worked with a wide range of quarterbacks, from your youth athlete to the professional such as: Patrick Mahomes , Sam Ellinger, Mac Jones and Shane Buechele, and have a deep understanding of the challenges elite quarterbacks face. I understand the importance of maintaining a strong and stable shoulder and scapula, thoracic mobility, as well as the crucial role of hip IR in the throwing motion.
If you're a quarterback looking to improve your performance and reduce the risk of injury, I invite you to come see me. You can Reach out via Cell at: 937-450-7360
Check out our website: Helixsportsmed.com
The Quarterback requires a combination of strength, stability, flexibility, and endurance to perform at a high level. The quarterback's shoulder is subjected to a significant amount of stress and strain due to the demands of throwing and requires careful attention to avoid injury and maintain optimal performance. Key Performance indicators assess by a specialized Sport Performance Therapist includes: Facial lines, Shoulder & Scapula strength/stability, Thoracic spine, Pelvis, and Hip mobility
Key Performance Indicators
Fascial movement restrictions can have a significant impact on a quarterback's Performance by reducing Range of Motion: Fascial restrictions can limit the player's range of motion, making it difficult to turn their head or look up and down field for target acquisition and play recognition. This can hinder the player's ability to read the defense, which is essential for making accurate throws. Pain and Discomfort: The restriction can cause pain and discomfort during the game, affecting the player's focus and concentration on the field.
The shoulder and scapula play a critical role in throwing velocity and accuracy, as the shoulder generates power while the scapula provides stability and control. To maintain proper mechanics, quarterbacks need a strong and balanced muscle activation pattern and to work with a sports physical therapist to improve shoulder and scapular stability, prevent injury, and achieve optimal performance.
Lack of thoracic mobility can negatively affect a quarterback's performance by reducing core strength and stability, leading to poor posture and reduced flexibility, and increasing the risk of injury. This can impact the player's accuracy and consistency in throwing the ball, and make it more difficult to face pressure from the defense. To maintain optimal performance, it's important to address thoracic mobility through proper exercise and stretching.
Hip Internal rotation -- A lack of hip internal rotation can also impact a quarterback's throwing ability. If the hip can't rotate properly, it can result in reduced power, poor throwing mechanics, and an increased risk of injury. A physical therapist can help improve hip IR, flexibility, and strength, reducing the risk of injury and improving throwing performance.