The implementation of interval throwing programs during rehabilitation has been suggested in the literature to allow for a quicker and safer return of the throwing athlete to competition. Many programs have clearly focused on baseball players. This program is specifically designed for the football quarterback. The program encompasses a sound flexibility and strength training regime and provides for a supervised step-by-step progression of throwing. Although the authors have found success with early results, practitioners should apply this program with caution, as it may need to be modified for each athlete. The purpose of this paper is to establish a foundation for future work in the area of the throwing shoulder for the football quarterback.
Jeff Konin is a student in the Master of Physical Therapy Program, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19711. Michael J. Axe is with the All Sports Clinic of Delaware, Wilmington, DE 19808. Ron Courson is with DCH Regional Medical Center, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406.