It is important to have a plan when an injured athlete is returning to participation. Hitting and throwing progressions are a great way to slowly build the arm strength and mechanics necessary to return to practice and competition safely. Too many athletes jump right back into a full practice after they have recovered from an injury which in turn tends to prompt poor mechanics due to fatigue thus increasing their risk of future injury. Throwing a baseball, softball, or football is really no different then running a marathon. There is a level of conditioning that needs to occur prior to participating in a competetive environment. There are many plans available either from your treating physician or those included in the book. We have created very specific plans for all ages, positions, and needs. Have fun and play ball, play safe.
We’d like to thank FOX16 in Little Rock for reaching out to us on this segment. It’s always nice to have an endorsement from some of the best players out there, especially MLB pitcher Dustin Moseley! Hopefully all parents and coaches will take the time to learn the proper techniques to keep our kids safe. -Wes