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03
31
2015

Rehabilitating Tommy John Surgeries – Non-Standard Cases

Most cases of ulnar collateral ligament replacement (UCLr, or “Tommy John” surgery) follow a fairly standard throwing program and rehabilitation program. A sample throwing program once cleared to throw looks something like this: However, not all athletes respond to such a conservative pr...

03
09
2015

How Muscles Work to Protect a Pitcher

Let’s talk about muscles. Muscles are the motors of the body. They are the components that generate movement. They can also absorb dangerous forces to protect more vulnerable tissues, like ligaments, and this is especially important for baseball pitchers. Before I dive in, if you missed part one or...

02
18
2015

Challenges with Typical Biomechanical Analyses of Pitching

This is a guest post from Dr. James H. Buffi, Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. It is impossible to overstate how excited I am to have Dr. Buffi contribute to our blog in what will be the first article in a three-part series on the biomechanics of pitching. In 2014, Dr. Buffi had a paper published ti...

06
27
2013

How Wrist Weights Reduce Your Tommy John Risk

Longtime readers of this blog know that I am obsessed with technical and anatomical precision – and in many cases, the message can be lost upon your average reader. However, I try to summarize all of my jargon into an immediately understandable conclusion at the end of long articles like Elbow...