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Injury & Therapy

11Apr 2019

‪Glenohumeral impingement rehabilitation of overhead athletes must consider the pathway of least resistance for the shoulder. Stretching the posterior structures to decrease the internal rotation deficit without controlling the positioning and inherent or altered motion of the humeral head often leads to further impingement of the structures that are implicated in the injury. Conscious control […]

30Dec 2018

In today’s day and age everything has to do data, graphs, and statistics. Athlete’s have become accustomed to researching data and statistics for nearly everything. This revolution in baseball towards the “Money Ball Approach” has led athletes to believe statistics reign supreme and are infalliable. BUT in the world of injury and rehabilitation, statistics must […]

31Oct 2018

The ulnar collateral ligament (ucl) of the elbow also know as the medial collateral ligament is on the medial side of the elbow attaching to the medial epicondyle of the humerus and the sublime tubercle of the ulna. There are three parts of this ligament but the anterior bundle in the primary stabilizer against valgus, […]

26Jan 2018

WATCH: Here we show some of the active release and trigger point work we utilize at the OAI. We often use these techniques in combination with active internal rotation end range training and glenohumeral mobilizations. The goal is to restore full pain free range of motion and improve how the shoulder articulates in the socket. […]

13Jan 2018

Pronation timed appropriately is extremely important especially for someone who has undergone a reconstruction. Our bodies are hardwired to move certain ways based on physiology, joint orientation, posture, neuromuscular tone, genetics, hyper or hypomobility, etc. etc.  Over supination or supination maintained too late in the throwing motion is often catastrophic for throwing athletes. The only […]

18Sep 2015

The Rotator Cuff’s role in the throwing motion is to center the humeral head of the shoulder in the socket of the scapula. The muscles of the Rotator Cuff (RTC) and the muscles that attach the shoulder blade (scapula) to the rib cage control the position that the shoulder stays in during every phases of the throwing […]

18Aug 2015

Today’s athletes are expected to be more specialized at a much earlier age. This is both good and bad. From the perspective of skill acquisition and the timing and repetition required to become or approach elite status, specialization may have a benefit. From the perspective of over-training and diversification of activity, early specialization may negatively […]

25Jul 2015

Long Toss has been used by many coaches and teams as a means to increase arm strength and endurance. There has never been any statistical justification or evidence based research study to support this anecdotal method of training. Long toss does more damage than good. Changing the angle of release for an overhead thrower alters […]

04Jun 2015
Overhead Athletic Institute - Direct Access - Ed Martel

In the state of Michigan and in 48 other states you now have direct access. As an athlete you can now go to a physical therapist and be evaluated and receive treatment without a script from a physician. This is a monumental benefit and cost saving piece of legislation that will help any athlete looking […]

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