The baseball off-season is a great time to work on arm health, mechanical inefficiencies, mobility and strength. Try this movement sequence anytime of the year to help warm up prior to throwing, working out or simply to improve stance leg mobility. (repeat on other side)
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Now that Baseball season has officially ended, it’s a great time to begin the recovery process. That means REST…from throwing. That does NOT mean ceasing all activity, but rather staying active in fall and winter sports, or participation in general fitness, mobility and strength training programs.
Continue reading “Baseball: Ignoring the guidelines for excessive throwing”
I tore my ACL in one of the first games of the season during my junior year of college, playing soccer at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. I had my surgery done shortly after the injury up in Oregon, in hopes of giving me plenty of time to get back for my senior year. I hit many road bumps along the way and ended up having to get a manipulation a couple months after my surgery as well. While at school, I saw a different PT in Oregon, but I would come to CATZ during school breaks and the summer. Chris and everyone at CATZ were very helpful in my recovery process! Even though I only saw Chris for a couple weeks at a time, he took my case seriously and had many insights that were very important to my recovery process. He recognized that my recovery was taking a little bit longer than normal, but was still able to push me enough to help me make strides in the process. He offered solutions that some of my doctors and other PTs hadn’t thought of. Chris was a very helpful and encouraging PT that I would recommend to any college athlete. He will work with you to get you back to playing before you know it!
Before I get into what the ‘Human Movement System’ is, let start with a more important question. Why should you see a Physical Therapist? This sounds like a question that may need more context because PTs work in a variety of settings: hospitals, convalescent facilities, outpatient clinics, home therapy, sports teams and the list goes on. But in actuality the answer is simple. Continue reading “The Human Movement System”