Injury Prevention or Treatment?

From little league, to high school baseball, to recreational leagues – it is always a good idea to review some injury prevention strategies so you can stay on the field.

Overhead Throwing Needs Strength

Overhead throwing is a very complex motion that can leave the shoulder and elbow susceptible to overuse injuries if the arm is not properly prepared to enter the season.

Early in the season, make sure to implement gradual throwing programs to build up arm strength. Gradual progression of a throwing program and in-season maintenance exercises can play a vital role in staying injury-free and keeping your athletes at the top of their game.

The right exercises should emphasize the muscles around the shoulder blade and emphasize external rotation of the shoulder. External rotation strength and closed chain exercises such as planks are essential for shoulder health throughout the season.

For more personalized recommendations, our sports medicine team welcomes you to Body Dynamics in Falls Church.

If you or an overhead athlete in your life wants help with programming to stay on top of their game contact us here!