Baseball is not a sport that comes to mind first when thinking of injuries. Typically, baseball injuries do not result from contact between athletes, but from the strain that repetitive motion puts on the joints, ligaments and tendons. A pitcher winding up and throwing, a catching squatting, a batter swinging and field players catching and throwing are all examples of repetitive motions that can do damage over time. It can cause muscle pulls, muscle strains, rotator cuff tears, shoulder bursitis, ACL instabilities, neck pain, low back pain, knee injuries, tennis elbow and muscle impingement. To prevent or treat these injuries, contact Feldman Physical Therapy and Performance for a full evaluation by our Doctors of Physical Therapy. We will assess strength and mobility, determine if additional tests are needed and get a jump start on the best plan to begin prevention or recovery.
Some baseball-related injuries may only require ice and rest, others will require rehabilitation. Though we hope to avoid surgery with Physical Therapy, it may be required with severe injuries. Physical Therapy is integral for both rehab and prehab. There is no set timeline for recovery but, working with a Physical Therapist can certainly help speed it up. At Feldman Physical Therapy and Performance, you will experience one on one treatment with a Doctor of Physical Therapy to create a personalized plan that gets you meeting and even exceeding your goals with fewer visits. The immediate goals are to reduce pain and swelling. As rehabilitation progresses, you can expect baseball physical therapy exercises to improve range of motion, strength, balance, endurance, and flexibility.