The Buchberger-12® is a series of twelve exercises designed to strengthen the rotator cuff and scapular (shoulder blade) stabilizing muscles of the shoulder. These exercises prepare and protect the shoulder girdle for the extreme stresses of overhand sports (baseball, softball, swimming, volleyball, tennis, water polo, etc.)
The Buchberger-12® Clinical Version 2009 includes several changes and additions for the health care provider and the patient. Progressions have been added to help guide patients and providers alike in achieving correct performance of the Buchberger-12®. Clinical notations regarding when to use or discontinue an exercise have been included. Lastly, Dr. Buchberger’s shoulder instability rehabilitation protocol has been added as a bonus.
“In throwing athletes, it is important to be able to strengthen the shoulder musculature in a safe and effective manner. As a strength and conditioning specialist, I use The Buchberger-12® as a safe, functional alternative to contraindicated exercises that increase the risk of injury to the shoulder girdle. I use the Buchberger-12® on my pitchers and position players for injury prevention and rehabilitation purposes.” Chris Joyner CSCS, Major League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club.