PITTSBURGH, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For You, Inc., manufacturer of the Dura-Band® line of multi-sport training devices for baseball, softball, golf and more, has recently been recognized for its work in minimizing injury to athletes throughout the United States. Presented at the American Academy of Sports Medicine's national conference, the test results show a multitude of benefits for athletes 9 to 19 years of age who use the Dura-Band® Baseball trainer, including:
- Decreased Post-Throwing soreness and faster recovery time after throwing;
- Increase in throwing velocity 2 MPH to 14 MPH, with overall average of 5 MPH;
- Targeted elbow and shoulder strengthening for injury prevention in both;
- Core and Trunk strengthening specific to increasing bat speed.
Dr. Brian Hagen, Vice President of UPMC Sports Medicine, was instrumental in the devolvement and testing of this product. Dr. Hagen knew that overuse injuries were on the rise and was excited with the results of the study. Further, world-renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr James Andrews estimates that 60% of the athletes he operates on these days are high school athletes or younger. Sixty percent! "I don't think epidemic is too strong a word," the surgeon says. "We're seeing kids hurt before they even have a chance to become athletes."
Greg Parks, SLOVentures President, who will represent the Dura-Band® sports training line in retail and ecommerce placement, is excited to be working with For You, Inc. "We think the Dura-Band® multi-sport trainers are making a major contribution to helping the Youth of America protect themselves as the pressure to perform, even while injured, is so high to impress college recruiters, scouts and traveling team coaches. Coaches now want their athletes playing their sport year round. The expectation to win is no longer reserved for only professional and collegiate sports, it is happening all across our country in pee-wee sports through high schools."
Dura-Band® Baseball and Dura-Band® Softball Trainers are currently for sale at selected Dick's Sporting Goods Stores and at several online websites. For more information on the retail and ecommerce placement of these products, SLOVentures can assist you - please contact Greg Parks.
If you would like more information on this topic, or to schedule an interview with Dr. Brian Hagen, please call (805) 788-0685 x 102 or email [email protected].
SOURCE For You, Inc.