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Patient Testimonials



"My son is a 12 year old starting pitcher and we were thinking of quitting on pitching since he could not throw more than 10-15 pitches without elbow pain. We saw Dr. Metzger during one of his Safethrow clinics and then in his office. There was nothing physically wrong with the arm, so Dr. Metzger figured it must be his throwing motion. After a 30 minute lesson with Dr. Metzger, my son corrected some problems with his motion, and played 3 days later and threw 86 pitches, with 11 strikeouts of the 13 outs he recorded! We feel like the Safethrow program saved my son from having to quit pitching - Thanks Dr. Metzger!"

John Granato, manager of Bellaire Little League Major Yankees, Spring 2009
Host of the Morning Show with John and Lance on 1560 The Game, Houston , Tx



In the spring of 2008 our son, Matthew, started experiencing elbow pain while pitching at Kyle Chapman Pony League. We took him to see Dr. Metzger who did x-rays and a thorough exam of Matthew's elbow. Although there was no obvious injury to the elbow, Dr. Metzger recommended that Matthew do the Interval Throwing Program and work with a pitching coach to reinforce proper pitching mechanics. This solved the problem. Matthew completed the spring season at Kyle Chapman and pitched for the Kyle Chapman 13 year old All Star team, which was undefeated through Regional competition and competed in Metairie, Louisiana at the Zone Tournament. Matthew, as a freshman, now pitches on his high school varsity team. We want to thank Dr. Metzger for his care of Matthew and for his dedication to the care of young athletes.

Randy and Marlene Harding


My son Michael loves to pitch, but as a 12 year old his arm began to hurt. Our good fortune was that in the spring of 2009 Dr. Metzger was the pitching coach for my son's Kyle Chapman Pony League team. Dr. Metzger examined Michael's arm and determined that he was stressing his elbow by using the wrong pitching motion. Dr Metzger established a rehabilitation program for Michael, which included a layoff , strength training and an improved throwing motion. After six weeks of Dr. Metzger supervision and coaching, Michael regained his ability to pitch without doing damage to his shoulder and elbow. We feel extremely lucky to have had Dr. Metzger's help. Another physician who specializes in pitching injuries had told us that Michael was a hard thrower and that he could just expect to have pain after pitching. If we had not had Dr. Metzger's help, I think my son's pitching and even his playing career might have soon been over. Dr. Metzger has given us a supervised plan that should take him through high school play. Given the number of 12, 13 and 14 year old players we have seen develop arm problems this year, it is clear that the early teen years are a period when young boys hurt their arms by throwing incorrectly. Learning the SafeThrow approach is critical to helping the boys play without doing damage to themselves that will shorten or even end their days as a player. My advice is that if your son is experiencing pain in his throwing arm, do not delay in obtaining an expert evaluation. The pain may come and go, but without proper evaluation and care, serious damage might be taking place.

Harrell Rodgers


"Dr. Metzger - Your SafeThrow.com program completely corrected Joshua's throwing arm without need for surgery. In August 2008, his left shoulder had 50 degrees of rotation but the right shoulder had only 28 degrees. Your February 2009 re-testing shows Josh is at 50 rotation in both arm, an improvement of 22 degrees! Of course, this is due to the special stretching my son and I have been doing with him 3 times a week (plus whenever he pitches), every week for the last 7 months. Thank you again for your efforts with youth baseball and saving my son from shoulder surgery."

Tom King, Eagles 10U Tournament Team Organizer Houston, Texas


"Charles, Thank you for taking the time to work with Connor and putting him in game situations. His recent success is directly attributed to your efforts."

Mark Keller (Dr. Metzger was the pitching coach for Connor's 14y/o team at the time)




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