I play quarterback professionally in Europe and it’s not an exaggeration to say that Max saved my career.
Before the start of my season, I began to experience extreme pain in my throwing shoulder. As a quarterback, this is a terrible feeling. Working out, throwing, and everyday activities were becoming more painful. My orthopedic doctor ordered an MRI and I got seemingly awful news that my labrum was partially torn. I was told the recovery from surgery would be 6-8 months. Unfortunately, this is 4 months before my season so surgery simply wasn’t an option. The doctor said if I could play through the pain, I would need surgery after the season concluded.
I began researching everything I could about SLAP tears and stumbled upon Max at Overhead Athletics. I’m so glad I did. While Max offered to do virtual sessions with me (I’m in Charlotte, NC), I decided it would be worthwhile to see him in person at his facility in Michigan. Max spent hours with me on everything. I was so impressed by not only his knowledge of the shoulder but of the entire body. For the first hour, we barely talked about my shoulder and instead he evaluated my whole body. I learned that my hip flexor was extremely tight and my non-throwing side was stronger than my throwing side because I had been compensating for the injury.
After that, he had me throw. He then made some tweaks to my throwing motion. The slight changes were just enough to take pressure off my labrum and put it on my lower half. Max also gave me an exercise and stretching routine.
I’ve been consistently doing everything Max has advised and I’m pleased to report I’m playing with little to no pain. I feel stronger than ever and don’t dread throwing like I used to because I know the pain isn’t going to flare up. My orthopedic doctor said if things continue to go like they are I could avoid surgery all together. I can’t thank Max and Overhead Athletics enough. I’m so glad I found them and he was able to help.