"After learning my diagnosis from Dr. Akizuki in the fall, I wasn't sure I was going to play at all this season, and definitely not to the level I wanted to. But thanks to your help, I was able to pitch a full season, finishing with a 0.91 ERA, by far my best season ever. I truly appreciate your time and effort."
When it comes to playing baseball, especially for pitchers, arm care is critical for a long, healthy season. At Sport and Spine Therapy of Marin, we have dedicated specialists who are passionate about helping athletes recover from injuries and helping athletes to stay on the field with improved performance.
What Types of Injuries Are Treated?
Lisa Paradiso, MPT is our resident baseball specialist. She works closely with Dr. Ken Akizuki, the San Francisco Giants’ team orthopedist, to keep young baseball players healthy through a comprehensive rehab and training program. Lisa treats any and all injuries associated with throwing, including sprains/strains of the elbow, post-surgical repairs for Tommy John procedures, growth plate injuries of the shoulder and elbow, rotator cuff and labrum injuries that may occur in baseball and softball players of any age.
What is involved in Baseball Rehab?
Lisa’s comprehensive approach to treating the throwing athlete starts with a full body evaluation, not just of the injured shoulder or elbow. She will determine where there are weaknesses, muscle tightness/restrictions, or limitations in the rest of the body that might be creating stress on the throwing arm.
The athletes will get a specific treatment plan to address their individual issues and may include soft tissue mobilization, myofascial decompression (Cup Therapy), Blood Flow Restriction, and IASTM. In addition, the athlete will receive exercises and stretches targeting weak areas and may include plyometric and dynamic exercises to not just get an athlete back on the field, but enhancing their performance upon their return to the sport with improved strength, velocity and a worry-free attitude that the injury will not happen again.
Going the Extra Mile for an Athlete
In addition, Lisa will keep in close contact with the athlete’s physician and she will customize a throwing and hitting program to expedite an athlete’s return to sport.
If you are suffering from recurring pain in your throwing shoulder or elbow or if you have noticed a reduction in your velocity or control, Contact Us Today at Novato & San Anselmo, CA Centers today to get an appointment with Lisa to begin your path to pain-free return to sport.