Little Leaguer’s Elbow

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This is a guest post from Kevin Wentz, PT, CSCS.  Kevin is the Founder and Co-Owner of Catz Physical Therapy Institute and Sports Performance Center in Pasadena, CA.  He has been a leader in the sports medicine field since 1994 and has rehabbed the likes of Oscar De La Hoya, David Beckham, and Adrian Beltre.  I have had the good fortune of working with him at Catz since 2007.

Elbow Injuries in Young Baseball Pitchers

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Baseball: The effect of balance on elbow health, is there a relationship?

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Baseball Players Diagnosed with Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tears Demonstrate Decreased Balance Compared to Healthy Controls. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy 10-2013.  J. Craig Garrison, Amanda Arnold, Michael J. Macko, John E. Conway

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The ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) is commonly injured in many baseball players, and is the ligament repaired during Tommy John surgery.  Sadly, many of the ballplayers receiving the surgery are under the age of 20.  There are many myths regarding the effects of Tommy John surgery, Continue reading “Baseball: The effect of balance on elbow health, is there a relationship?”