Baseball

Enjoyed by young and old, baseball is part of the American culture.  The excitement for the sport, for many, begins with their first Little League game.  This enthusiasm can grow both as a spectator, weekend warrior, or a serious athlete.  The physical demands placed on the athlete are extremely high.  Although the nature of the sport does not keep the athletes in constant motion, the need for immediate performance at any given time make training for baseball quite challenging.

The quick acceleration required in baseball makes participants subject to muscle strains of the leg, much like that of a sprinter.  Base runners and left-handed batters are particularly susceptible to groin strains due to the lateral acceleration of their first step towards the base. While base running, Hamstring strains are also common and also tend to occur during that initial take-off step while base running.

The throwing motion of fielders and pitchers cause a great deal of stress to the structures of the elbow and shoulder.  Medial epicondylitis or “pitcher’s elbow” is often seen in athletes who throw side-armed and as well as in pitchers who throw a great deal of curve balls.  Younger ball players are often discouraged from throwing curve balls as the torque placed on the elbow may be too great for their developing musculature (Little League elbow).  Strains of the bicep in the throwing are can be caused from the rapid deceleration of the throwing motion.

The Active Release Technique® practitioner diagnoses the exact tissue(s) that are injured and causing the problem(s). After diagnosing the problem,
Our team of providers physically work that tissue back to its normal texture, tension and length which allows the injured area to return to its normal healthy state.