ADVANCING THE GAME OF BASEBALL
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Today in youth baseball, there are so many myths that are perpetuated by coaches and parents. While there may be good intentions, these myths can put the athlete at risk of injury. This article details four of the biggest myths that I see with youth baseball players that can be modified for improved safety and overall health.
Is heavy lifting good for pitchers, in the same way that it’s good for other athletes? Getting strong is important, but to what extent? There are three phases that determine if you need to keep pushing, or start backing off to maintain strength and reduce injury risk.
There are many baseball players who shouldn’t be stretching at all since they are loose-jointed. The Laxity Test is a great way to determine if a player is going to need more mobility or stability in their training.
In this article, I will be breaking down the results of 8 baseball teams ranging from 13u to 18u which we had the pleasure of working with this off-season at Champion Physical Therapy and Performance. I will provide examples and how to’s of several exercises as well! See how this baseball program increased power, strength, and performance while improving all their data and testing numbers!
Superior labral tears, anterior to posterior (SLAP) tears are a common reason for anterior shoulder pain in baseball players. These types of injuries can cause significant pain in the late cocking phase. While these types of injuries can be asymptomatic in many baseball players, certain variants of lesions can be very different in that some are stable, while others are unstable. Because of the variety, these types of injuries can be very difficult to not only to play through, but diagnose and examine as a clinician.
Relief pitchers have a difficult job, and it can be tough to get them warmed up properly to enter a game. Clear communication is key so that players can enter a game ready to not only pitch their best, but also reduce the risk of injury. In this article, learn the best terminology and clear communication strategies that pitching coaches should use with their players.
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