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03
11
2019

Integrating a Rehab Specialist Into a Training Facility

For many years, baseball teams have employed rehab specialists to not only get players back to the field quickly following an injury, but also to help with injury prevention. In the past, physical therapists, chiropractors, athletic trainers, and others have worked with athletes at the highest level...

01
13
2017

Building Your Team’s In-Season Training Plan – Part I

The competitive high school baseball season is nearly upon us. As 2017 has finally arrived, many southern states are merely a handful of weeks away from tryouts, leaving very little time left for planning. Even the northern states who observe a true winter will see their first pitches thrown sooner...

08
27
2016

Examining Stress Injuries In The Lower Back

This is a guest post by Terry Phillips (DPT). Terry specializes in manual therapy, orthopedics, sports medicine, and post-surgical rehabilitation. Terry works full time at ATI physical therapy as well as helping out our guys part-time. I’ve always loved the game of baseball, from when I was very you...

06
18
2015

Can Forearm Pronation Prevent Tommy John Surgery?

If you spend enough time in the world of baseball pitching, you will probably hear from someone that actively pronating the forearm is imperative to protecting the pitching elbow. A reason often given is that pronating the forearm engages the pronator teres muscle. Can it prevent Tommy John surgery?...

03
27
2014

Is the Coach Responsible for a Pitcher’s Arm Injury?

I’ve often said in the past that elbow injuries (specifically UCL tears) are due to microscopic fraying of the ligament due to a variety of factors – poor mechanics, improper warm-up, poor fitness, etc –  that eventually cause a partial or full rupture of the ligament, thereby dest...