The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and their tendons that act to stabilize the shoulder. Because of the amount of work the shoulder does to throw a baseball it is very important for a player to strengthen and stretch the rotator cuff. Back in the “old days” nobody wanted to hear the words “rotator cuff”. A tear or injury to the rotator cuff usually meant the end of a career. Through new technology and education, there are some new surgical procedures that have been successful in getting a player back on the field. Who wants to have to have surgery, miss part of their career, and have to rehab to get back on the field? The Ultimate Rotator Cuff Training Guide is a great e-Book that will take you through excercises and stretches that will help rehabilitate a damaged rotator cuff or strenghten a healthy one. Keeping your rotator cuff in strong, good-working condition will help keep a player on the field as well as let them reach their full potential.
My son’s main position is catcher. A lot of people don’t realize how much a catcher throws. Last year my son played for his high school team during the week and for his travel team on the weekends. He was catching 5-6 games per week on average. He also had practices on non-gamedays. He was doing a lot of throwing. Unfortunately, he was not doing his bands the way he should have been. By June, he was ain a tremendous amount of pain. I could tell he wasn’t throwing as well, but he always assured me he was fine. We took him to see the doctor. Tests showed the he had a severly strained labrum. Luckily, surgery would not be needed, but he would need to take about 3 months off and undergo a rigorous rehab. He made it back and is doing very well this season. He does all of his exercises religiously now. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Don’t get stuck with a lot of expensive doctor and physical therapist bills. Be proactive and start strengthening that rotator cuff today. It’s not just for pitchers.
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