How to Prevent Future Arm Injuries in Baseball and Softball Players

How to Prevent Future Arm Injuries in Baseball and Softball Players Lets first start with a few guiding principles: 1. Begin with the end in mind 2. Youth or summer baseball is not the pinnacle or your career (hint -it won’t matter in the grand scheme) 3. Your “freak” injury occurred for a reason 4. […]

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The True Science Behind Pitching

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

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Are You Throwing As Hard As You Can?

3 Things That Lead To Breakdown And Inefficiency 1. Poor Mechanics-Video Analysis can only isolate mechanical breakdowns. 2. Poor Conditioning-Our FMS/BSFMA screen will isolate any kinetic chain limitations. 3. Poor Segmental Stabilization-Eliminates any chance of creating power efficiently. Analyzing video and maximizing the opportunity an overhead thrower has to create greater velocity requires more than

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Maximize Your Kinematic Sequence And Throw Harder

There is a sequential reason why hard throwers have very similar aspects to their throwing motion. Not all throwing motions are the same, but close analysis reveals similarities within the individualized throwing motions that illuminate why hard throwers create effortless velocity. Generating speed and transferring speed throughout the body requires a perfectly timed kinematic sequence.

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Tommy John Surgery Recovery

We have been receiving many questions recently regarding athletes who have had Tommy John Surgery and are returning to throwing and are experiencing some pain or discomfort. The recovery process takes time and it will be uncomfortable. The most important thing is monitoring whether over time the symptoms continue to decrease or get less frequent.

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Hip Internal Rotation Stretch

We often see deficits in hip internal rotation that present in athlete’s throwing mechanics negatively impacting their performance and predisposing them to injury. In this video we show you how to properly stretch the illiopsoas musculature in hip extension and internal rotation! Also check out our video on Femoroacetabular Impingement Exercises – Hip Pain Reduced

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