Stretches and Strengthening Exercises for Baseball and Softball Athletes
The most common injuries our Sports Medicine Team sees in baseball and softball athletes are overuse injuries of the shoulder and elbow. Examples of common overuse injuries include labral tears, rotator cuff tendonitis, shoulder impingement, medial elbow pain and or UCL strains or tears, triceps and bicep pain, and forearm strains.
Follow along as Orthopedic ONE's Nick Bobinger, PT, SCS, TPI-1, guides you through a series of stretches and strengthening exercises that focus on improving the stability and endurance of this area.
The stretches featured in this video should be performed daily, while the strengthening exercises should be completed at least 3 times per week. Consider doing these exercises following practice or games, as repetitive throwing will cause a reduction in the shoulder internal rotation (IR), which these movements can help restore. Click here for a step by step handout to help guide you through these exercises!
Want to learn more about how to prevent baseball and softball injuries and perform at your best? Stop by to see Nick at Mannino’s Grand Slam USA during his Sports Medicine Clinic hours on Mondays from 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Click here for more information!
If you have questions or want to learn more ways to stay healthy, active, and strong, consider connecting with one of our Certified Athletic Trainers through our Sports Medicine Hotline.