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5 Reasons Why There Are So Many MLB Tommy John Injuries

The baseball season is only a few weeks old and we’ve already seen an impressive amount of MLB pitchers need Tommy John surgery. This pace could lead to a record breaking amount of injured pitchers. While many have speculated about the causes of this rise, I wanted to share my perspective as someone that has worked with healthy and injured players from Little League to Major League Baseball. Here are 5 reasons why there are so many MLB Tommy John injuries.

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8 Keys to Tommy John Rehabilitation

With the right care and attention, UCL reconstruction surgery can have a really good outcome. Follow these 8 keys to Tommy John Rehabilitation and you’ll be back on the mound in no time.

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Humeral Fracture Following Biceps Tenodesis in a Baseball Pitcher

Here is a great reason to carefully consider a biceps tenodesis in a baseball pitcher: a humeral fracture.

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5 Myths of Tommy John Surgery

Tommy John surgery has become as much a part of baseball as Cracker Jack and hot dogs. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions that have been spread over the years. Here are 5 myths about Tommy John surgery that any player, coach, or parent needs to fully understand.

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How Baseball Players Can Enhance Performance While Reducing Injuries

Preparation for the baseball season is extremely important, and those that do not prepare well have a higher chance of injury. I have 5 areas that I think everyone should focus on to best prepare for the upcoming season. Many people put the effort into one or maybe two of these components, but the key to unlocking your full potential is including all 5 components.

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When Should Baseball Players Start Their Offseason Throwing Programs?

It’s that time of the baseball offseason when we start planning the start of players’ offseason throwing programs, and inevitably every year I get some sort of variation of the same question – “When should I begin my offseason throwing program?” There are a lot of opinions on when to start throwing, and you may […]

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Self Myofascial Release for the Teres Major

A couple of months ago I wrote an article about the importance of the teres major muscle and how I often find it an area of tightness in my clients.  I recommended focusing on that area during manual therapy and some of your self myofascial release techniques. I’ve had a lot of readers ask for […]

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What You Need to Know About GIRD: What It Is and What it Isn’t

Glenohumeral internal rotation deficit, or GIRD, continues to be one of the most polarizing topics in baseball sports medicine. Here is everything you need to know to truly understand GIRD, including a new definition designed to clear up confusion.

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