American Sports Medicine Institute

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American Sports Medicine Institute
Founded 1987[1]
Founder James R. Andrews, M.D., Co-founder
Lawrence Lemak, M.D., Co-Founder
Type Non-profit
Focus Sports Medicine
Key people
James R. Andrews, M.D., board member
Dr. Larry Lemak

American Sports Medicine Institute[2] (ASMI) located in Birmingham, Alabama was founded in 1986 by Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Lawrence Lemak with original funding from HealthSouth Corporation. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the understanding, prevention, and treatment of sports-related injuries through research, technology-based education, and information dissemination.[3]

Pitching biomechanics evaluation[edit]

The research director at ASMI, Dr.Glenn Fleisig, uses video and computer technology to study the pitching motion of baseball pitchers.[4] High speed video of the pitcher is also collected using a Vision Research high-speed video camera [5][6]


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