Softball Pitching Consultant
Sherry Werner, Ph.D
Sherry Werner, PhD is currently a biomechanics consultant with Ben Hogan Sports Medicine, TMI Sports Medicine and Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine and a pitching instructor at the Sherry Werner Fastpitch Academy. She received a MS degree in Biomechanics from Indiana University in 1989 and a PhD in Biomechanics from The Pennsylvania State University in 1996. She was selected to the COSIDA Academic All-American Softball Team in 1986 while earning a bachelors degree from Slippery Rock University.
Dr. Werner’s research has focused on the effects of throwing motions at the shoulder, elbow and wrist. Sherry released an instructional pitching DVD with Jennie Finch in 2011 and another in 2013. Sherry’s approach, which focuses on maximizing performance while avoiding injury, is based on twenty-five years of biomechanical study and sports medicine experience with pitchers at all levels, from professional and Olympic athletes to high school and recreational players. Her instructional techniques include high-speed, frame-by-frame analysis of an athlete’s pitching motion. She also teaches pitching clinics and camps, provides coaches’ education, and offers sport-specific strength, speed and agility training.
An adjunct professor at the University of Texas-Arlington, Sherry has held faculty appointments at Louisiana State University and Tulane University. She has served as a consultant for the U.S. Olympic Committee, the International Olympic Committee, NFL Charities, the Steadman-Hawkins Sports Medicine Foundation in Vail, CO, and the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, AL.