Category Archives: Youth Sports

Baseball and Softball Arm Injuries: How do I return to throwing?

Baseball and Softball Arm Injuries: How do I return to throwing? By Dr. John Mishock, PT, DPT, DC    The success of the baseball pitcher requires not only high-level ability but also durability and prevention of injury. The baseball throwing motion has been described as one of the most violent and stressful motions in all [...]

Throwing Program Guideline: Return from Injury

Throwing Program Guideline: Return from Injury By Dr. John Mishock, PT, DPT, DC            1. Proper warm-up is essential. Perform the dynamic warm-up prior to throwing. 2. Perform 5 throws and holds prior to each set of throws. 3. After each set of throws, rest 3- 5 min. Perform shoulder stretches [...]

Baseball Arm Throwing Injuries: A possible solution?

Baseball Arm Throwing Injuries: A possible solution? By Dr. John 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, [...]

Throwing Program Guideline: Return from injury

Throwing Program Guideline: Return from injury By Dr. John Mishock, PT, DPT, DC            Dynamic warm-up: Perform the dynamic warm-up prior to throwing. Throw and holds: Hold the baseball and go through the throwing motion without releasing the ball (10 times). Rest-recovery: After each set of throws, rest 60-90 sec. (Perform [...]

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 […]

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: Will weight training negatively impact my basketball shot?

By Dr. John R. Mishock Today’s elite-level basketball player needs high-level athleticism with elite-level skills in shooting, ball handling, and passing. When I was growing up, it was a common belief that lifting weights would make you too bulky and tight, negatively impacting your shooting form and accuracy. Some basketball coaches and trainers still hold […]

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