Baseball injuries

Physical Therapy & Sports Therapy located in Minuteman Region, Acton, MA

Baseball injuries

Baseball injuries services offered in Minuteman Region, Acton, MA

Pitching injuries are on a meteoric rise at all levels of play. Kevin McGovern, PT, CSCS, at Perfect Motion Sports Therapy in Acton, Massachusetts, believes that baseball injuries are preventable with his VELOCITY Rx system. The comprehensive pitching program blends the very best corrective exercises and specific pitching mechanics to retrain athletes. VELOCITY Rx has helped hundreds of pitchers recover from injury, increase velocity, and improve their command of the sport so they can play at the next level. For help with baseball injuries, call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment online today. 

Baseball Injuries Q&A

Why is Proper Pitching Instruction So Vital To Arm Health?

The Baseball Pitcher is a position where movement or mechanics can make or break careers. If you have a poor hitting coach, you may go 0-12 over the weekend with seven strikeouts. If you have a pitching coach who does not know the correct neurological movements of the body, you could end up on the operating table. 

It is that cut and dry. Poor Mechanics and human movement are the root causes of all pitching injuries

Some of the more common types of damages baseball and softball players encounter include:

  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Torn labrum
  • Ulnar collateral ligament injury/ Tommy John Surgery
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • "Dead Arm"
  • Little League Shoulder

Tommy John injuries are the most common pitching injury today due to poor training techniques in the quest for more incredible velocity. The arm is just a directional conduit and NOT the part of the body that generates momentum or "Velo." Pitching mechanics, like any other athletic movement, has a neurological sequence that must be followed or trained with exact precision, or injuries will inevitably happen.

What role does physical therapy play in treating baseball injuries?

Physical therapy for baseball injuries focuses on creating and enhancing muscular stability throughout your lead leg, pelvis, trunk, and shoulder blade. When you fall into poor technique, the muscles that support these areas cannot sustain the force created during athletic practice and play, and your risk of injury increases. 

During your one-on-one sessions, Dr. McGovern uses his advanced training, including doctoral work in physical therapy, to determine the source of your injuries. The information gleaned during your Graded Active Movement Exam (G.A.M.E.) helps Dr. McGovern create a

The personalized treatment plan for your unique set of needs. 

Screening both before and after each session helps you track your progress. You can see in real-time what's working and where you need improvement. As you continue to work through your program with at-home exercises, you can expect to experience less pain and better function. 

How can I lower my risk of baseball injuries?

Dr. McGovern designed the VELOCITY Rx program, which teaches pitchers the best way to achieve increased velocity while reducing their risk of injury. The system trains pitchers how to embrace ideal pitching mechanics that align with the design of their body and how it moves. 

No matter your position, Dr. McGovern can show you how to make the most of your physiology while reducing the risk of injury. With the proper training and physical therapy, baseball can be a sport that lasts a lifetime. 

Schedule a visit at Perfect Motion Sports Therapy online or by phone today to learn how to heal baseball injuries and improve your performance.