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Stretching the Levator Scapula (Video)

Posted by NAIOMT on Mar 26, 2017 6:59:06 PM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's Angela Gordon, PT, DSc, COMT, OCS, ATC, FMS shows us how to effectively stretch pec minor.

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Topics: baseball injury, levator scapula, Manual Therapy Videos, Overhead Athlete, overhead athlete, softball injury

Four Measures to Prevent Little League Elbow

Posted by NAIOMT on Apr 28, 2016 9:28:35 PM

Elbow injuries are typically seen in baseball and tennis players because of repetitive throwing or swinging motions. The problem arises in these athletes from the inflammation and deterioration of ligaments and tendons because of repetitive stress and or kinetic chain weak links. This can ultimately lead to pain, tenderness, stress fractures, ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries or permanent growth plate damage.

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Topics: baseball injuries, baseball injury, little league elbow, Manual Therapy, pitching injury, sports medicine, Sports Medicine

6 Factors to Consider for Early Season Injuries in Overhead Athletes

Posted by NAIOMT on Apr 16, 2016 10:43:51 AM

As the spring seasons are upon us, we are starting to see a few athletes make their way in to the clinic for various aches and pains and even some more serious injuries. We talk a lot about off-season rest times and injury prevention programs for the overhead athlete, so why do these injuries occur so early in the spring season?

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Topics: baseball, baseball injury, little league, overhead athlete, sports medicine, Sports Medicine

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