Find Your Sport

Here are some examples of specific sports we work with and common findings with their athletes. We can analyze ANY sport and ANY position. Once the movement mechanics are properly understood we can begin our assessments and customized corrections.

Baseball/Softball

The Pitcher: In studying the mechanics of the most elite pitchers in the world we have found that the most common fault in injury or drop in performance is their inability to generate power through the hips in order to properly accelerate and decelerate the whip mechanism of the throw.

The Catcher/Fielders: These positions require a great deal of squat ability and power to deliver an accurate throw while quickly coming out of a squat position. The most common area of restriction in these players…ankle joint and calf muscles!

Running  (Sprint, Marathon, Ultra)

Think of the mechanic of running like the mechanics of a slingshot. In order to project an object straight forward with accuracy there must be equal tensions on each side of the bands. In running we are trying to project our core forward with the same efficiency. The tension of our limbs (arms and legs) must be balanced in order for us to run effectively. Our shoulders and hips were designed as ball in socket joints so that we could achieve maximal movement in all directions when needed. In a perfect world we were born to run but our demanding society makes us dominant on one side or our repetitive motion jobs or sedentary positions create unequal tensions in our bodies thus causing our ‘born to run’ physiques to be less than optimal. Our analysis of runners focuses on restoring this balance.

Soccer

Probably one of the most fit athletes in the sporting world. They must be able to effectively run in every direction, change direction and speed very quickly, kick and control a ball while running and have the endurance to do all of this for well over an hour! Surprisingly what we find in our soccer players who we test…poor stability during deceleration! When asked to perform simple balance reach tests or single leg hopping agility tests they nearly fall over. This tells us that the fast pace environment they move in is forgiving in most instances but in that split moment when their body looks for a deceleration of movement to change direction or stop a play the internal stability is lacking. Unfortunately these instabilities are not looked for in routine training and are often times found when it’s too late. Our soccer programs are successful both in the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries.

Golf

One of the most complicated athletic movements. It starts from the ground up. It’s similar to the swing of a baseball bat or throw of a ball in that it is a whip effect generated through the body. There are many complaints in the golfing community but none so much as pain in the lower back. Whether it is the backswing or the follow through the power generated must be decelerated through the hips. Both sides of the body must be equal in its ability to do this. Many times I find that the mobility and stability of the follow thru side of the body, particularly the hip or foot, is lacking in comparison to the power producing side of the backswing. This imbalance can create an early block or deceleration in the downswing or follow through movement thus affecting the flight of the ball. With the hips not working efficiently it will call upon the back to fill in the gaps and when the back can’t do it then the shoulders suffer. We can help identify where in the sequence you are most limited.

 

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