Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

Recovery

Players’ perspectives on successfully returning to professional baseball after medial ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction.  J Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Ahead of Print: 1-25, 2020. Background: As the incidence of ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (UCLR) surgery continues to rise, an improved...

Knee kinetics in baseball hitting and return to play after ACL reconstruction.  International J Sports Med. Ahead of Print: 1-6, 2020. The purpose of this study was to describe the knee kinetics of baseball hitting, develop a tool to predict knee kinetics from easily obtainable measures, and to compare knee kinetics...

Scapular muscle strength in college baseball players with and without a history of UCL surgery. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. Ahead of Print: 1-21, 2020. Background: Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries are common in overhead athletes and have increased in prevalence among baseball pitchers of...

Importance of radar gun inclusion during return to throwing rehabilitation following ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction in baseball pitchers: A simulation study. J Shoulder & Elbow Surgery. 29: 587-592, 2020. Background: Rehabilitation following elbow ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction in baseball pitchers...

Association between late-night tweeting and next-day game performance among professional basketball players. Sleep Health. 5(1): 68-71, 2019. Objectives: In sports, decreased sleep duration is generally associated with poorer performance compared to adequate or enhanced sleep duration. Yet, these findings have...

Playing video games for more than 3 hours a day is associated with shoulder and elbow pain in elite young male baseball players Background: The effect of lifestyle factors on elbow or shoulder pain in young baseball players remains unclear. This study examined the association of game playing and television viewing...