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5 Reasons Why I Don’t Use the Sleeper Stretch and Why You Shouldn’t Either

Ah, the sleeper stretch.  Pretty popular right now, huh, especially in baseball players?  Seems like a ton of people are preaching the use of the sleeper stretch and why everyone needs to use it.  It’s so popular now that physicians … Read more >

Special Baseball Podcast on GIRD

On this episode of the #AskMikeReinold show we have a questions related to baseball injuries and glenohumeral internal rotation deficit, or GIRD. To view more episodes, subscribe, and ask your questions, go to https://mikereinold.com/askmikereinold.

 

#AskMikeReinold Episode 29: Special

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Is GIRD Really the Reason Why Baseball Pitchers Get Hurt?

Today’s guest post comes from Lenny Macrina, my good friend and co-owner of Champion PT and Performance.  We work with a lot of baseball players at Champion, which makes us really understand one thing – baseball pitchers are unique!  Many Read more >

How to Assess for a Tight Posterior Capsule of the Shoulder

Over the years, the idea of posterior capsular tightness and glenohumeral internal rotation deficit (GIRD) in baseball pitchers has grown in popularity despite not much evidence.

I routinely see baseball players ranging from kids to MLB pitchers that have been … Read more >

What You Need to Know About GIRD: What It Is and What it Isn’t

GIRD Mike ReinoldGlenohumeral internal rotation deficit, or GIRD, continues to be one of the most polarizing topics in baseball sports medicine.  It has become so popular that even athletes and the general public know about GIRD, often exhibiting fear and anxiety with … Read more >

Teres Major: An Important Muscle that is Often Overlooked in Throwers

There is no doubt that baseball pitchers and other overhead athletes get tight from throwing.  We originally showed this in my study published in AJSM, pitchers had an immediate loss of shoulder internal rotation after 45 pitches on the moundRead more >

Why and How to Stretch Before You Throw

Why and How to Stretch Before You ThrowAs baseball and softball season approaches, I wanted to address a few things that I think could really help your performance.  Today, we’ll discuss why you should be stretching before you throw, and more importantly, how to stretch before you … Read more >

Shoulder Adaptations Over the Course of a Baseball Season

Today’s guest post by Chris Beardsley is a review of a recent study looking at the changes in shoulder joint range-of-motion that baseball players experience over the course of a season.  A timely post as the MLB season winds down.… Read more >