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Prognosis for Cliff Lee's return

Posted by Suzanne on Oct 20, 2014

The Phillies announced pitcher Cliff Lee was heading to the 15-day disabled list due to what have become the two most feared words in Major League Baseball—"elbow strain." Recently, a long list of pitchers have headed to the disabled list with similar ailments, only to be diagnosed with the dreaded...

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Can we explain the increase in Tommy John surgeries?

Posted by Suzanne on Oct 20, 2014

Tommy John Surgery... the three words every baseball pitcher dreads hearing.

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Rehabilitation following Tommy John Surgery

Posted by Suzanne on Oct 20, 2014

We've seen it countless times; a pitcher throws a pitch, grabs his elbow and walks off of the field with the athletic trainer. Usually within a few days, media reports indicate the pitcher has fully or partially torn his ulnar collateral ligament (UCL). MRIs are obtained, orthopedic surgeons...

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Poor pitching mechanics and how to correct it

Posted by Suzanne on Oct 20, 2014

Why do pitchers get hurt? And why are they getting hurt at increasingly alarming rates? It's been a question that is asked around every baseball circle from the major leagues to youth organizations. As athletic trainers specializing in baseball, much of our careers have been dedicated to finding...

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Should young pitchers throw curve balls?

Posted by Suzanne on Oct 20, 2014

The Little League World Series and the Taney Dragons have captured the hearts of so many around the nation. They kept nearly everyone in the Philly area intrigued and watching the games from the edge of our seats. However, while watching the Little League World Series, I couldn't help but notice...

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Off-Season Throwing for Baseball and Softball Players

Posted by admin on Aug 11, 2013

Throwing a baseball or softball is one of the most difficult activities in sports and requires extreme accuracy and skill. It is also one of the most unnatural motions in sports and leads to many injuries, especially among baseball pitchers.

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