Sports film science explained by Toronto Rehab expert

In the 1993 film Rookie of the Year, 12-year-old Henry Rowengartner breaks his arm and achieves superhuman pitching skills when he heals.

Sportsnet magazine recently interviewed Toronto Rehab’s Dr. Julia Warden to find out whether the premise of the movie is accurate or physically possible.

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Dr. Warden is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at Toronto Rehab with an interest in sport and dance medicine. She is one of many doctors, scientists and clinicians who have helped make Toronto Rehab the number one rehabilitation research centre in the world and truly be Where Incredible Happens.

To ensure that the best proven rehabilitation research and technology are available to our patients and the community now and in the future, Toronto Rehab has launched a historic $100-million fundraising campaign. Learn more

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