Baseball: Reducing Injury Risk in Pitching Mechanics


Injuries to the shoulder and elbow are common amongst baseball players and the topic of many studies in peer reviewed journals.  Previous studies have determined that joint forces at maximum external rotation (MER) and anterior joint instability are MERvalgusprime factors that lead to injury.(1, 2Continue reading “Baseball: Reducing Injury Risk in Pitching Mechanics”

ACL Return to Sport Testing

  acl biomech 4 - Copy

With all the research available  regarding ACL surgeries, evidence for return to sport guidelines remain undefined.  Many athletes are cleared for return to sport 6-9 months post-op regardless of physical objective performance data.  In fact I’ve had athletes who rehabbed elsewhere come in for a one time visit to have me evaluate them for return to sport.  Continue reading “ACL Return to Sport Testing”

ACL: What to do between diagnosis & surgery

View this post on Instagram

❗️Should I be doing anything before surgery⁉️ I get this question from patients & parents all the time…YES💯 ✴️✴️✴️ In Part 1 of this simple 🏡 program the focus is on maintaining ROM, decreasing swelling & keeping your muscles activated. ✴️✴️✴️ All of these exercises can be progressed and loaded heavier but you might as well get on your feet (Part 2) unless you have other damaged structures that prevent you from full WB. ✴️✴️✴️ In this video my athlete is 2 weeks post injury and a few days post MRI diagnosis. ✴️✴️✴️ For full explanation and longer videos check out the blog post💻 "ACL: What to do between diagnosis and surgery" 🔗link in bio for now ❤️ it? TAG someone who would be helped by this👍

A post shared by Chris Butler, MPT, CSCS (@cbutlersportspt) on

Tearing your ACL is typically a traumatic event, most of my ACL patients report knowing they did something serious to their knee.  This will usually land you in the office of an orthopedic specialist within a week of the incident.  Once there is confirmation and diagnosis of an ACL tear it can often take up to 2 months to schedule a surgical date, it may be due to personal schedules, surgeon schedule, or researching graft choicesContinue reading “ACL: What to do between diagnosis & surgery”