SLAP (Superior Labrum Anterior-Posterior) Protocol for Athletes

You’re probably reading this post because you’ve had a SLAP tear, or know someone who’s had a SLAP tear. What is a SLAP tear anyway?  A SLAP (Superior Labrum Anterior-Posterior) lesion is a tear in the superior portion of the labrum of the shoulder. Picture your shoulder joint; it’s a ball and socket joint, specifically […]

The Bible of Static and Dynamic Stretching. Which is Better?

Define and Debate! Ok, lets settle this debate once and for all until new research can prove differently. First off, lets define static and dynamic stretching. Static stretching is the slow hold stretches you used to do in gym class. Remember when you used to stand, cross your legs and reach down to stretch your […]

The Mechanics of Throwing a Baseball: Implications for Long Tossing

Short flat ground throws   VS.    Long toss throws Which throw causes more stress at your shoulder and elbow?  What should you be using in the later phases of your rehab?  Have you returned to baseball and still have pain?  Read this quick, one page document from the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) […]

Injury Prevention Guidelines for Young Baseball Pitchers

In the recent past the sport of baseball has become, and will probably continue to be a year round activity with such events as showcases, fall ball and summer workouts.  Activity and training of this magnitude and scope (the same type of training over, and over and over again) increases the chance for significant shoulder […]