Corrective Exercise & Performance

Welcome to OAI

Welcome to Overhead Athletic Institute: Medical Management and Performance Enhancement for Overhead Athletes The OAI exercise program is designed to address specific individual aspects of muscle activation, proximal stabilization, and RTC strength, each of which has been shown to contribute to efficient pitching mechanics. These exercises must be performed perfectly in order for them to be remotely […]

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OAI Static Stability Exercises

Static stability exercises must include proper positioning throughout the entire excursion of motion to have the intended physiological and stabilization effect. Deviation from the correct positioning defeats the purpose of the exercise. At the OAI we create more rotational stability and elastic range in your tissues to allow athletes to use the individual phases of our throwing

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OAI Dynamic Stability Exercises

The purpose of the dynamic exercises is to incorporate controlled rotational stability with combined upper and lower extremity movement patterns. The throwing motion is a violent three dimensional combined movement pattern.  It requires rotational stability and dynamic flexibility from beginning to end. The body will always follow the path of least resistance. These exercises will challenge you

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Questions To Ask Yourself When Choosing An Overhead Athletic Program

There are individuals on the Internet right now (former professional pitchers, college athletes, strength and conditioning coaches) that spend most of their time invalidating each other in order to substantiate their programs. Many of these individuals use disparaging comments about the specificity of speed and weight training, weighted ball usage, or weighted vests and how none of

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OAI Exercises

Our exercises are designed to increase the static and dynamic rotational stability of the entire kinetic chain throughout the various phases of the overhead throwing motion. Each exercise must be performed to perfection in order for them to have functional correlation to the physiological demands placed on the musculoskeletal system.  The exercises increase the elastic range of

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Maximize Your Muscle Type

Specificity of Types of Muscle Fibers Type IIB and Type IIA Muscle Fiber Types and Specificity Type IIB muscle fibers are fast twitch glycolytic and are the speed producers.  Type IIA muscle fibers are fast twitch oxidative and are intermediate speed producers.  Structured training has been proven to make our recruitment of muscle types more efficient.  The recruitment

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Compensations In The Throwing Motion That Rob You Of Speed

The throwing motion has been divided into many different phases. At the OAI we break down the throwing motion into 8 phases. We evaluate each individual phase to determine if the athlete is maintaining stability and using their body correctly to create effortless velocity and power. These are the Eight Phases (in order of how they

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