Baseball injuries tend to usually occur in the shoulder and elbow, due to the high forces involved. This is especially true in pitchers, but other positions, as well as batters, may also suffer from these kinds of injury. Medial ligament injuries are the most common injuries in pitchers. This is due to damage to the ligament on the inside of the elbow and is caused by repeated stress, such as improper mechanics or overuse. Some of the most common injuries that occur in baseball player are:
- Medial elbow ligament strain
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Impingement syndrome
- Shoulder instability
- Medial epicondylitis (Golfer’s/Thrower’s elbow)
- Lateral epicondylitis (Tennis elbow)
Synergy PT has the skills athletes need to prevent or rehab their current injury. Jeff Dillon, licensed PT, has over 25 years’ experience in baseball, including being a collegiate pitcher and having a strong background in treating baseball players and other athletes.
During your screen, we will assess your rotator cuff strength and stability, check and correct for proper throwing and pitching mechanics, measure overall flexibility and core stability for optimal performance. We will examine your shoulder and elbow for potential pain, strain or injury and determine if you require a rehab program. We will provide a comprehensive conditioning and training program to suit your needs.
Proper injury assessment is important before the season begins and our sessions include full shoulder and elbow examination. If there is evidence of pain, overuse, strain or injury, we will work with you to determine if a rehab program is needed. With the proper tools, knowledge and skills that our rehab program provides, we can help an athlete recover properly. We can determine the best options to get you back in the game.
Synergy Physical Therapy can assess your arm “health,” provide you with a sport specific conditioning program and the care needed to restore your throwing arm to optimal levels for competition in the upcoming season. Video analysis can be utilized to enhance pitching and throwing mechanics along with specific stretching and strengthening exercises to improve throwing. Our individualized home exercise programs and education protect against future injuries and help to preserve arm health throughout the year. Contact Synergy to help you become the athlete you want to be.