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Ryan Armstrong | Aug 6, 2015 11:02:49 AM

My Thoughts on Cressey Sports Performance's Elite Baseball Mentorship

I was fortunate enough to have attended Cressey Sports Performance's Elite Baseball Mentorship program this past June in the Boston area along with fellow team members here at The Baseball Zone / SST Mississauga, Courtney Plewes and Rick Johnston (pictured L to R with Eric Cressey). This program has provided me with insight that gave me a better understanding of how the body works from a biomechanical perspective. This particular workshop was focused on the upper extremities, especially the elbow and shoulder, two areas that go without saying are extremely important to pitchers - and all throwers - in terms of performance, injury prevention & rehabilitation.

Here is a brief outline of the program and some of my own thoughts:

Day 1: We examined how the shoulder complex should function by looking at movement and symmetry with various athletes. Later that day we went onto the floor and watched assessments performed by Eric Cressey and Eric Schoenberg. Although this may not be my particular area of expertise I learned more about how the body moves so I can better serve our throwers here at The Baseball Zone as well as share this information with our staff.


Topics: baseball coaching, rehab, pitching, elbow injury, shoulder injury, pitching injuries, injury prevention, elbow strength, baseball warm up, weighted balls, shoulder strength, biomechanics, pitching preparation, sports performance, notre dame, elite baseball mentorship, cressey sports performance, eric cressey, eric schoenberg, matt blake, athlete assessments, boston college, oklahoma state, cape cod league

Rebecca Chambers | Oct 24, 2013 8:30:00 AM

"Ask the Physio" on Baseball Injuries and Rehab - Instalment #3

Here is an update on the latest Q&A's on common - and sometimes not so common - baseball injuries, rehabilitation and lingering maladies I've received over the past few months. Hopefully one of them helps you (or someone you know) out, or simply submit your own and I will be happy to provide you with some professional guidance!


Topics: rehab, injury, physiotherapy, baseball injury, elbow injury, shoulder injury, dead arm, Osgood-Schlatter's, Little Leaguer's Elbow

Rick Boutilier | Aug 13, 2013 9:12:00 AM

Baseball Exercise of the Week | "Prone LYTW Upper Back Series"

The SST Baseball Exercise of the Week is the Prone LYTW Upper Back Series


Topics: strength training, baseball strength training, strength training for baseball, rehab, prehab, rotator cuff, upper back

Jen Scorniaenchi | Jul 10, 2013 7:04:00 AM

Top 10 Benefits of Sports Psychology



Topics: baseball strategy, baseball psychology, mental training, rehab, baseball communication, mental performance

Rick Boutilier | May 15, 2013 9:56:00 AM

Baseball Exercise of the Week | "Wrist Extensions"

This week's Baseball Exercise of the Week is "Wrist Extensions”  

In last week’s blog we discussed Wrist Flexions and the benefits associated with strengthening your forearms. This week we feature Wrist Extensions and the multiple muscle groups in the forearm that are strengthened from this exercise. With Wrist Flexions we were working the flexor muscles in the forearm, while this week with Wrist Extensions we are working the extensor muscles. Flexors and extensors oppose the actions of muscles on the other side of the joint. It’s important to work both the flexors and extensors so as not to create a muscular imbalance and to increase strength overall.   


Topics: fitness tips, SST Mississauga, strength training, in-season strength training, baseball strength training, strength training for baseball, off-season strength training, baseball exercise, weight lifting, rehab, physiotherapy, baseball injury, wrist strength, injury prevention, grip strength

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