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MLB pitching injuries

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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true hip flexor stretch

The True Hip Flexor Stretch

The hip flexor stretch has become a very popular stretch in the fitness and sports performance world, and rightly so considering how many people live their lives in anterior pelvic tilt. However, this seems to be one of those stretches that I see a lot of people either performing incorrectly or too aggressively.

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5 Common Stretches We Probably Shouldnt Be Doing

5 Common Stretches We Probably Shouldn’t Be Using

This month’s Inner Circle webinar was on 5 Common Stretches We Probably Shouldn’t Be Using. Don’t get me wrong, I do perform stretches with people, but I think we often over utilize them as well. Here are 5 stretches that are pretty common, why I think we overuse them, and what to do about it.

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youth acl injuries

Expert Advice on Youth ACL Injuries

Expert orthopedic surgeons from the AOSSM share their advice on youth ACL injuries.

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Poor scapular position

Is Resting Scapular Position Important?

Based on our current understanding of scapular posture, it is hard to place a lot of emphasis on static posture as it does not appear to be reliable, valid, correlate to injury, or correlate to poor movement patterns.

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scapular stability push up on unstable surface

Using Unstable Surfaces to Enhance Scapular Stability

If you are trying to enhance someone’s scapular stability and possible reduce scapular dyskinesis, performing the push up with a plus exercise on an unstable surface appears to be a valuable option.

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Baseball Training Program

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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minimum viable exercise

The Minimum Viable Exercise

Avoid the urge to perform “maximum strength” exercises and focus on the least amount of intensity needed to achieve the desired effect. This is the minimum viable exercise. Assess and adjust along the way to maximize performance and reduce your chance for injury.

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