The shoulder is one of the most complex joints in the human body. The many tendons, ligaments, and muscles that hold it together give it an incredible range of motion. Unfortunately, this freedom of motion makes it the most unstable joint in the body. As tendons are stretched during movement, they can be rubbed and pinched…

A painful shoulder in sports is one of the most common complaints. Athletes, especially young overhead athletes, suffer from shoulder pain at higher numbers than non-athletes. Shoulder pain doesn’t discriminate. Painful shoulders affect all genders, ages, and sports. If you suffer from shoulder pain, your actions in and out of your sport may be contributing…

Can CrossFit make you a better swimmer? Honestly, the answer depends on whom you ask. If you are consulting a CrossFit pro, of course they say “yes.” What about swimming professionals? What do they have to say about the connection and potential benefits of swimming and CrossFit? The responses are mixed, but I have a…

  Take Home Points The training protocol maintaining the joint angle-torque profile showed better improvement of shoulder internal/external rotation than dumbbell training. Rotator cuff diseases are common musculoskeletal issues. There are several causes and symptoms of rotator cuff diseases. It is important to implement treatments appropriate for each case. As one gets older and the…

  Take Home Points Preseason training program can improve posterior shoulder endurance and improvements in 20 weeks. Shoulder injuries in high school baseball players are frequent, accounting for 17.6% of all reported injuries (Moore 2013). Muscular strength, imblances, and endurance weakness are the common factors when developing programs to reduce injury risk. Young pitchers with…