Shoulder Center of Kentucky

+1 (859) 258-8575


Shoulder Center of Kentucky Overhead Athlete Program

To make an appointment, contact Michael Howell at: +1 (859) 258-8520 or by email at
June - August
Mon: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thurs: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Dear All,

Based on our desire to protect the health and safety of our community, and in response to Governor Andy Beshear’s recommendations for preventing the spread of the COVID-19, Lexington Clinic has decided to suspend all community events and group gatherings until further notice.

This suspension also includes our Overhead Throwing Clinic. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update you in case of any changes.

We welcome you to continue to engage with us through our website, social media channels and the patient portal.

For any queries, feel free to email us at

Thank You.
Lexington Clinic
Orthopedics – Sports Medicine

About The Overhead Program

With 30-plus years of experience from the Shoulder Center of Kentucky’s physicians and staff, the Center developed a method of training for baseball and softball pitchers, tennis players and other overhead athletes. This method combines identifying and treating shoulder and elbow injuries with the latest in scientific research. The Overhead Program staff includes board-certified orthopedic surgeons, established physical therapists and certified athletic trainers, as well as a former Major League Baseball pitching scout who oversees the athletes' development programs.

We focus on identifying areas of weakness, addressing those areas thoroughly through therapeutic exercise, and then implementing a custom-made throwing program specifically tailored for each individual athlete and offer programs for individual athletes as well as for teams.


Fees and Services

Exercise Program Session:

A strength and conditioning program will be developed that will address any current areas of weakness or inflexibility as well as other areas of the body which are important for optimal overhead sports performance. The program will be based on the kinetic chain principle, where the entire body will be focused upon rather than individual areas. These sessions are supervised and the program is progressed by the Shoulder Center of Kentucky staff.




Program Schedules


Featured Exercises


Meet Michael Howell

Michael Howell oversees the conditioning programs and overhead clinic for the Shoulder Center of Kentucky. He has served as the coordinator of rehab programs for major league players with the Boston Red Sox, L.A. Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, Toronto Blue Jays and Cleveland Indians, as well as seriving as a scout for the Atlanta Braves. He has worked With numerous high schools and youth teams including 6 seasons with Chain Baseball in Savannah, Georgia. During Mike's tenure, Chain won 7 age-division national championships, had 182 players earn college baseball scholarships and had 15 players sign professional baseball contracts.

Mike works closely with the physicians, physical therapists and certified athletic trainers at the Lexington Clinic and Shoulder Center of Kentucky to identify and address physical and mechanical concerns to help prevent injury in overhead athletes.


Lexington Clinic is Central Kentucky’s largest and oldest medical group. With 180+ providers in more than 30 specialties, we have been taking care of 600,000+ visits annually in the Lexington community since 1920.

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