I recently spent a weekend with many high school baseball players as part of a summer academy here in Southern California. The experience was great—the teaching, instruction on technique and performance, as well as lessons on leadership were memorable—and wow, … Read more >
About John LaRue
John LaRue is a Content Manager and Editor for Elite Baseball Performance. John’s role is to not only assist in developing original content, but to manage the rehab content that is submitted by our great contributors. During his training for school, he completed a clinical rotation at Champion PT and Performance in Boston, MA. John recently completed his Sports PT Residency at Duke University in Durham, NC, and is now the Upper Extremity Fellow at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. His main goal is to educate other students and young clinicians on the basics of baseball rehab that can help to prevent injury and improve performance.
Entries by John LaRue
A superior glenoid labrum injury is a common reason for shoulder pain in baseball players.
These injuries were initially explained by Dr. James Andrews in 1985 secondary to a biceps tendon origin pathology. The injury is described in that the … Read more >
Several baseball injuries center around the inherent instability that the shoulder, or glenohumeral joint, provides.
The classic description of the golf ball (the humerus) sitting on the golf tee (the glenoid) is really a great description of how unstable the … Read more >
Injuries to baseball pitchers. You’re probably thinking of an assortment of shoulder and elbow pathologies. The most common ones include labral injuries of the shoulder or ulnar collateral ligament tears of the elbow requiring a Tommy John procedure.
One growing … Read more >
In the sports medicine world, we not only want to treat deficits the athlete presents with, but more importantly, combat the root of the problem itself. In this way, we can prevent future injuries from occurring in the first place.… Read more >
In today’s baseball game, the name of the game is velocity. At youth summer tournaments, radar guns reign supreme, and recruiters scout those who can throw the hardest. While pitching speed can help a pitcher dominate a lineup, the effects … Read more >