We Got the Power! Four Power Tests Professional Sports Teams Are Using To Test Their Athletes.

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This article is designed to help you to learn the 4 power tests we use and other professional sports teams are using to assess for power. You can train hard but it may not be translating towards power. If you have to train one region of your body, which includes the upper body, spinal core, or lower body, would you … Read More

Why should eye-hand coordination matter to your spinal tension?

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Eye-hand coordination is more than the idea of see and catch. What matters to most people is to move and to perform at a comfortable level. If you look at the brain, almost a third of your mind is dedicated to using your eyes! That should give you an idea of how vital your vision systems are. As a duel … Read More

Pitching with a sway and how it can impact your rotational power.

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Swaying is one of the big 12 pitching technical characteristics that OnBASE University have identified. This article will dive into what swaying looks like and what can lead to swaying. All of the identified big 12 does not necessarily equate to poor performance. But when a pitcher has trouble with consistent delivery, understanding how your physical body make-up can give … Read More

What a Holistic Multi-Factorial Physical Therapy Approach Looks Like.

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Preface. This article is a summary of one of the podcasts that we host called “Awakening the Physio”, where Dr. Ngo elaborates on how he brings a holistic approach to a singular field of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. You can listen to the podcast as linked below. As part of Dr. James Taylor’s mentorship, he graciously took on this task … Read More

Why Long Beach’s premiere Sports clinic is using blood flow restriction (BFR) training and how it can help you?

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There is conclusive evidence that Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training will help you tremendously. If you have any injuries that have not allowed you to do “real” sustainable strength training, this is a must read. As Long Beach’s most sought after Sports Medicine Physical Therapy professional, blood flow restriction training has been an important piece in helping triathletes, weightlifting enthusiasts, … Read More

Early flexion in pitching and arm pain.

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12 key characteristics are described by OnbaseU that can impact a pitcher’s consistency, promote overload problems like tendinitis, and potential loss of playing time. The one pitching characteristics that this article will talk about is called Early Flexion.   Before we go into what Early Flexion is and the possible consequences of Early Flexion from a medical standpoint, let us establish … Read More

Rotator Cuff Tendinitis 101: How to improve mobility, strength, and possibly, avoid surgery.

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Everyone has an opinion on the management of shoulder pain. Whether it is a family member, co-worker, or neighbor, you are bound to find someone that tried to rid of their shoulder pain conservatively or surgically. You will hear both sides of people’s experiences when it comes to having shoulder surgery. Some will say that it helped and they would … Read More

How does a perfect baseball pitch or hit look like?

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Who is your favorite baseball player? Pitcher? Hitter? Did you learn how to pitch or hit based on your baseball idols? When I was growing up, Nomar Garciaparra from the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox had a batting ritual that gave him the success he had as a Major League batter. Do you pitch like Dontrelle Willis or … Read More

The FOUR foundations that a player needs when using a weighted baseball throwing program.

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This article was birth out of a parent asking me to develop a program that incorporated weighted baseball. This is a tricky and hot topic currently in the baseball community. The touted benefit is the increase in throwing velocity, while the downside perception is the increased injury rate to the shoulder and elbow region. There is no debate that Tommy … Read More