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04
20
2015

Why Overuse May Not Be Baseball’s Problem for Pitchers

This post was written by Dr. James Buffi. ‘Overuse’ is being blamed for the eruption of Tommy John surgeries among baseball pitchers. Consequently, people in baseball have become hyper-focused on preventing overuse of the pitching arm. This has led to pitch counts, inning limits, and training guidel...

03
31
2015

Rehabilitating Tommy John Surgeries – Non-Standard Cases

Most cases of ulnar collateral ligament replacement (UCLr, or “Tommy John” surgery) follow a fairly standard throwing program and rehabilitation program. A sample throwing program once cleared to throw looks something like this: However, not all athletes respond to such a conservative pr...

03
09
2015

How Muscles Work to Protect a Pitcher

Let’s talk about muscles. Muscles are the motors of the body. They are the components that generate movement. They can also absorb dangerous forces to protect more vulnerable tissues, like ligaments, and this is especially important for baseball pitchers. Before I dive in, if you missed part one or...

02
24
2015

Driveline Seminar List for Early 2015

After the release of Hacking The Kinetic Chain and an awesome time at ABCA, Driveline Baseball is hitting the road in 2015. Kyle will be giving talks about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to pitching mechanics and pitching training and lots of hands-on training with high doses of hig...

02
18
2015

Challenges with Typical Biomechanical Analyses of Pitching

This is a guest post from Dr. James H. Buffi, Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. It is impossible to overstate how excited I am to have Dr. Buffi contribute to our blog in what will be the first article in a three-part series on the biomechanics of pitching. In 2014, Dr. Buffi had a paper published ti...