20Feb 2019

We have had many questions on how to increase arm strength for baseball players. All baseball players, not just pitchers, need to strengthen their throwing arms and this doesn’t happen by throwing a ball. To improve arm strength baseball players should have a specific and effective arm strengthening routine. This video will go through 5 […]

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, […]

09Aug 2018

Weak mid and low traps can result in an array of dysfunction and pain for overhead athletes due to the inability to control the position of their scapula with scapular winging, dyskinesis, and malpositioning. The middle trapezius and lower trapezius are responsible for eccentrically stabilizing the scapula in the deceleration phases of the throwing motion. […]

13Jul 2018

Graston or IASTM is a common technique used in therapy and clinical settings to address soft tissue hypo-mobility and to increase blood flow to tissues. We also use it for recovery purposes at the OAI even for athletes who are healthy but are sore or in between throwing outings. Graston can be a useful tool […]

05Jul 2018

Arm action or arm path is something we’ve been receiving questions about continually so we have decided to cover some of the things you can look for when looking a an athlete’s mechanics. Slow motion video has allowed us to better diagnose biomechanical faults and more deeply understand arm action based on anatomy and machine […]

27Jun 2018

Here are some great exercises for youth baseball players or really any kid out there. The exercises we show in the video can be done at home, at the field, in gym class etc. The important thing is teaching them some basic movements and getting them active. These exercises are basic versions of some of […]

20Jun 2018

In this video we show you how to assess thoracic extension as well as how to address it with a manual wedge technique and two ways to reinforce and improve thoracic mobility the first is a self mobilization or stretch and the second is an exercise. One exercise involves a foam roller or pool noodle […]

13Jun 2018

Pronation is something that we consistently see as a limitation in our athletes. In this video Kyle Suminski DPT shows manual techniques as well as stretches and activation exercises to improve and maintain pronation as well as stretch the pronator teres muscle. Improving pronation range of motion takes consistency and effort. The most effective strategy […]