If you want to get an edge on the competition, it’s time to get focused. If you want to take your game to the NEXT LEVEL you have come to the right place. At the OAI our specific training program will test your performance capacity and help you push beyond the limits you’ve set for yourself.
Our Goal is to help you achieve your athletic dreams. We know how critical it is for athletes to maximize core strength & stability, game speed, agility, and quickness, explosive power, functional flexibility, athletic life skills (leadership, accountability, goal setting). Reach your TRUE POTENTIAL at the OAI!
At the OAI we have REVOLUTIONIZED training for athletes. We train the movement pattern & individual muscles required to accelerate the ball. Now the athlete is able to recruit and drive the neuromuscular motor patterns to produce force at a high frequency and velocity with reduced risk of injury.
Have you spent money on performance programs that promised a lot but failed to deliver?
Do you want to avoid injury, maximize your potential, and have your own program that you can use continually?
In the Arm Care Complete program you will learn basic technique of the arm care routine which will allow replication to gain strength. You will be asked to push and challenge yourself as you begin your journey to bulletproof your shoulder.
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I injured my elbow while I was pitching and was forced to sit out for six months. After that I went to see Ed Martel and the drills he put me through to improve my mechanics were very helpful. He broke the drills down so I could easily understand them. He personalized his drills and approach to fit me and maximize my performance. I found myself throwing harder with less effort and no stress put on my elbow. I am now back to pitching and at a higher level than where I was before I saw Ed.
High School Pitcher
For the past three years I have been working with Ed Martel at the Overhead Athletic Institute. Ed is a very knowledgeable guy when it comes to the physics of throwing a baseball. He has helped me come back from a shoulder injury sustained before I began using this program; since I have been working with Ed I have not had another injury to my shoulder while pitching. As much as Ed helps me fix the deficiencies in my throwing motion, he more importantly taught me how to recognize flaws in my motion and the steps to fix them on my own..
HIGH SCHOOL PITCHER
After 6 months of treatment for “Little League Shoulder Syndrome” we brought our 11-year-old son to Ed Martel at HealthQuest. We had heard Ed’s name from several friends and mentioned him to our Orthopedist, who highly recommended him. From our first visit we were confident we had found the right place. Ed was scientific in his recommendations and dedicated to our son’s recovery. He combines just the right medical and baseball knowledge. While completing physical therapy Ed encouraged our son to continue in his throwing program where he methodically teaches him the correct positions for throwing. Our son is serious about baseball and always eager to visit Mr. Ed!
Sharon & Evan
PARENTS OF LITTLE LEAGUER
Ed Martel has been the single most important influence in my sons’ lives since they were 9 and 10. The conditioning and training programs that Ed developed for my sons were both physically and mentally challenging. My sons are in the best shape of their lives and are recruited baseball players for North Carolina Central University. They are relentless and confident both in the field and in the classroom. Ed Martel has: • Improved their throwing mechanics to prevent injuries • Little league elbow where we got started, no arm injury since • Worked with both boys to improve their mechanics and their arm strength •
Carter and Conrad Kovalcik
Our son started with Ed Martel after a sports injury. At 11 years of age, Jacob got little league shoulder, or a separation of his growth plate in his arm. Jacob couldn’t throw a ball due to the pain. We tried another sports medicine site, and, although he improved, he still wasn’t where he needed to be. So, upon recommendation from the orthopedic shoulder doctor, we visited Ed. Ed worked with Jacob through his injury. He worked through the rehabilitation of the shoulder and the pitching/throwing mechanics to help assure that this injury does not occur again. Upon completing this, Jacob has been pain free! Ed made such an impact on Jacob that he can tell when others are throwing a baseball wrong.
PARENTS OF LITTLE LEAGUER
For a baseball player, hearing the news of a post-labral tear to your shoulder requiring surgery is devastating. My 16 year old son was one of those players, sidelining him from his high school season as well as his summer travel team. It was not only a physical injury, but an emotional one too. Our main goal post-surgery was to find the right physical therapist. After several referrals, we chose Ed Martel at Health Quest Physical Therapy and the Overhead Athletics Institute. I am a firm believer in “everything happens for a reason.” This does not mean that I am happy my son suffered this injury, but because of it we had the opportunity to meet and work with Ed. Ed was able to regain full range of motion and strength,
PARENT OF HIGH SCHOOL PITCHER
WHAT IS AN OVERHEAD ATHLETE? An Overhead Athlete is any amateur or professional who participates in a repetitive overhead activity and is thus at risk of traumatic or degenerative injuries to the shoulder and elbow.
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Video Analysis is a vital and absolutely necessary component of performance evaluation. It is critical to recognize biomechanical faults or tendencies in a throwers technique and know what changes need to be made. Many websites offer video analysis of the throwing motion as part of their program and also offer suggestions as to what changes […]Continue Reading
Our bodies are biomechanical machines. The muscles are the engines that control the skeleton. We created the OAI to raise the level of understanding for players and coaches, as well as instructors, with regards to the musculoskeletal and physiological principals that rule and govern the throwing motion. Understanding how the body works and how to maximize force […]Continue Reading
Vf=Vi + At Final Velocity=Initial Velocity + Acceleration (Time) Final velocity is a product of initial velocity plus the acceleration force over a period of time. The longer you apply an acceleration force to the ball, the greater the final velocity. This correlates to stride length and amount of time the hand is in contact […]Continue Reading
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