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Keeping up with Baseball Research: 9/10/2018

If you've been following along on Baseball Twitter, there's been some interesting talk about the role and importance of fascia. It's one of those topics that gets considerable attention in the therapy world, for better or for worse, and is a bit of a contentious...

Catcher Specific Hip Warm-up Routine

Over the summer, one of our collegiate players was asked to begin a transition from playing only infield to taking on catching some innings. Making a quick switch like this can be a physically demanding proposition, especially for players who do not have the requisite...

Controlled Articular Rotations Directing Recovery

Today, I wanted to share a short video from my recent resource, Recovery for Baseball: key concepts, thoughts, and practical applications. In it, I discuss how Controlled Articular Rotations, or CARs for short, can help dictate an athlete's recovery routine. On the...

The Softball Test: A Curious Pattern with UCL Pathology

The “Softball Test”   About five years ago, myself and my cousin began the transition from being PO's in baseball to playing a position in the softball world. After both having pitched our whole lives, both having significant damage to our arms (SLAP tear for me,...

Keeping up with Baseball Research: 7/18/2018

Here's this latest edition of Keeping up with Baseball Research (7/18/2018). I've been spending a great deal of time looking into command, motor learning, and trying to build a model for how it all fits together. This is obviously a long term project, but something...

Questioning Conventional Practice for Pitchers

Pitchers at Practice   “If pitchers spent as much time practicing and performing joint mobility work as they do on PFP’s per week we’d see a significant difference in performance & injury reduction” This came up in a conversation with a few guys in ta training session...

Removing Movement Constraints During Throwing Work

Everyone has a movement ideal for which they are shooting for with their athletes. We have our own conceptions of what players look like currently and what we are ultimately trying to get them to look like. Our focus within our training sessions, usually, is to bridge...

Keeping Up With Baseball Research: 6/25/2018

In the past, I tried putting together a somewhat consistent research review on relevant baseball research... let's just say it didn't work. To fully break down (in depth) a research paper, it's methods, findings, and practical application, took far longer than I had...