8 Effective Stretches for Loosening Up Tight Hips
Does pain prevent you from doing the things you love? If your lower back, knees, or ankles are constantly aching, you could have tight hips. The number one cause of hip tightness is sitting still, a habit that is hard to avoid in today’s world. If you spend many hours at a desk, in a car, or in front of the television, […]
Patterns & Pain, Stability & Mobility, What do They Have in Common?
Welcome to another article written by intern Marvin Perkins during his mentorship at ReVITALize Rehab Club. The topic at hand is to determine which factor is important during your physical therapy rehabilitation or sports medicine performance enhancement experiences. This complex but crucial topic was meaningful for Marvin since he was dealt with a common but […]
We Got the Power! Four Power Tests Professional Sports Teams Are Using To Test Their Athletes.
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, […]
Why should eye-hand coordination matter to your spinal tension?
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 […]
Pitching with a sway and how it can impact your rotational power.
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 […]
Early flexion in pitching and arm pain.
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 […]
How does a perfect baseball pitch or hit look like?
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 […]
The FOUR foundations that a player needs when using a weighted baseball throwing program.
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 […]