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    • #71862
      AvatarTanner Farenik

      Hi.  My son is 12 and he plays baseball.  He had some trouble with his shoulder last year and I don’t want to see the same thing happen again this year.  Many of the physical therapists (near Pittsburgh) are very traditional and they just focus on the shoulder.  The closest MWod type of practitioner is several hours from where we live unfortunately.  What does my son need to do before and after he plays to prevent injury?  I understand that mobility needs to be done on a DAILY basis.  

      I know that there is not a “one size fits all” approach; however, are there any programs out there that recognize the importance of the entire kinetic chain and not just the shoulder for baseball players?  All of the players are in desperate need of a program to prevent injuries….do any programs exist?  
      Thank You,  Melissa

    • #77142
      AvatarPatrick Thomas

      A recovery strategy aids performance.
      The body heals and transforms training to performance gains.
      Prioritizing sleep and nutrition habits will help.
      Create a bed time routine. Keep it simple this can include mobility work, avoid blue light from tv, ipad, video games when winding down.

      Checkout these Down Regulation Saturday episodes:
      Episode 1
      Episode 2
      Episode 3
      Episode 4
      A Pro Episode which hits on unilateral athletes some things keep in mind.
      Pro Episode # 25 – Matt Hasselbeck Edition: Advice for the Uni-Lateral/One Sided Athlete

      A solid warm up is key.
      What are you seeing that makes you say all of the players are in desperate of a program?
      What did your son experience last season?

    • #77145
      AvatarTom Matchinsky

      Take a look at what Eric Cressy does and look up Brett Jones if you are in the Pittsburgh area. He is an excellent ATC and strength coach. Eric has worked with more major league pitchers than you can shake a stick at and he has a passion for reaching back and helping the younger kids avoid the pitfalls he currently sees.

      MWOD Staff 
    • #77150
      AvatarTanner Farenik

      Thank you sooo much!

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