Category Archives: Sports

Pre-Season/Winter Workout Throwing Program Guideline:

Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC 1. Dynamic warm up: Perform the dynamic warm-up prior to throwing. 2. Throw and holds: Hold baseball and go through throwing motion without releasing the ball (10 times). 3. Rest-recovery: After each set of throws, rest 60-90 sec. (Perform push-ups, front planks, side planks) 4. Phase progression: Progress […]

Golf Specific Exercise Improves Golf Performance and Prevents Injury: Part 2

By Dr. John Mishock, PT, DPT, DC In the first article, “Golf Specific Exercises Improves Golf Performance and Prevents Injury: Part I”, I reviewed the essential biomechanics of golf and how improving strength and power through exercise training can improve golf performance. Found at: https://mishockpt.com/golf-specific-exercise-improves-golf-performance-and-prevents-injury-part-i/ In this article, I will review the importance of training […]

Golf Specific Exercise Improves Golf Performance and Prevents Injury: Part I

By Dr. John Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Worldwide, 55 to 80 million people from 136 countries play golf. (HSBC Group, 2020) With this popularity, golf has been among the most highly studied sports. Advances in technology and sports science have allowed healthcare providers to use this information to create specific sports performance exercise programs to […]

Sports Injury Prevention: What are the benefits of single-limb exercise vs. bilateral exercise?

Single-limb exercises mean that the individual moves with one limb vs. two limbs—for example, a single-arm curl vs. a double-arm curl. There are many advantages to unilateral exercise training that I will highlight in this article. Benefits of unilateral exercise: 1. Increase motor unit recruitment: There is more significant muscle firing during the unilateral exercise. […]

Injury Prevention: Can Monitoring and Managing Training Load Reduce Injury?

By Dr. John R. Mishock In organized sports from youth to pro there are approximately 4-6 million injuries each year. The majority of these injuries occur as sprains and strains of the upper and lower extremity. (Hopkinsmedicine.org) Many of these injuries are preventable with proper exercise training and load management of training/competition volume, which ultimately […]

Sports performance: Is there a benefit to muscle damaged during resistance exercise?

By Dr. John R. Mishock There is a belief that resistance exercises or weightlifting create muscle damage, leading to tightness and limiting function in sports such as baseball, basketball, golf, and others. Does resistance exercise damage muscle? Can the muscle damage be helpful? When exercising, there is micro-damage or small amounts of physiological tissue change […]

Baseball Arm Throwing Injuries: A possible solution?

By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Overuse injuries in the shoulder and elbow are the most common problems in baseball players. Injuries of the shoulder account for 14-21%, whereas the elbow account for 16%-22% of all baseball-related injuries. (Agresta et al. Orthop. J Sports Med, 2019, Posner et al. Am J Sorts Med, […]

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