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Athletic Training

The month of March means one thing- baseball and softball season is just around the corner. Along with the craziness of spring weather comes the inevitable appearance of shoulder and elbow problems. But, unlike the rain delays and cancellations, there is something we can do about the upper extremity discomfort and pain. How? PREVENTION
Most baseball and softball shoulder and elbow injuries are due to overuse and fatigue. Why? It comes down to two basic principles- strength and fitness. When the muscles of the shoulder and arm are not strong or fit enough to handle the workload of a the long spring season they begin to fatigue, and eventually fail.
The good news is we can do something about it, but what? Strengthening the muscles of the shoulder and arm requires more than bicep curls and shoulder presses. Enter the Thrower's Ten program. This program was designed to improve the strength and mobility of the muscles needed to throw. Try incorporating this into you or your child's routine to work to prevent future visits to the doctor's office. 

Anytime a student-athlete goes to the doctor for an injury or illness make sure to have a referral form filled out. There are links to the forms below.
Brea, CA
Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training and Exercise Science from Waynesburg University
Master's Degree in Kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton