A loss of shoulder internal rotation, commonly referred to as GIRD, is a hot topic within the athletic rehab population, but does it really predict a baseball player’s injury risk? This article summarizes exactly what GIRD is, what it isn’t, and incorporates the findings of a recently published article that reports that they’re potentially other measurements that may be more beneficial to predict shoulder and elbow injuries in baseball players. By having a better understanding of GIRD and the other measurements, we can learn to treat athletes more efficiently and effectively.
The interval throwing program is an important part of the rehabilitation process following surgery or injury. However, there are key components of the program that must be examined before implementing. Starting a throwing program without proper guidance or supervision can cause serious injury or re-injury due to its involvedness. This article identifies those components and how they can be detrimental to adolescent or mature throwers if not addressed properly.
The DNS approach to arm care is an alternative to the approach that is currently being used by the current baseball landscape. This article will explain and demonstrate a few exercises that can be performed to improve arm health, recovery time, and improve performance.
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