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Shawnee

22120 Midland Dr. Shawnee, KS 66223 (913) 257-5627

Blue Valley

15040 Newton Lane Overland Park, KS 66223 (913) 808-5245

Lee's Summit

1634 SE Blue Pkwy Lee's Summit, MO 64063 (816) 944-4244

Overland Park

9120 Metcalf Ave Overland Park, KS 66212 (913) 257-5627

Olathe

2113 E. Kansas City Rd Olathe, KS 66061 (913) 791-0144

Liberty

1860 N. Church Rd. Suite B. Liberty, MO 64068 816-368-8226

Kansas City

5000 E. Bannister Rd. Suite 100 Kansas City, MO 64137 816-763-1419

Crossroads

1800 Wyandotte #201 Kansas City, MO 64108 (816) 605-1644

Common areas of tightness/stiffness in baseball athletes is the back of the shoulder, the posterior capsule, teres minor, and infraspinatus. Stiffness in these areas can be common in individuals that use these muscles as their “brakes” with throwing and not allowing the body to follow through after a throw. 

Both graston and ART can be done to help improved shoulder internal rotation, a motion that is common to be limited in baseball throwers due to stiffness in the back of the shoulder. 
Graston can be utilized to help loosen up the stiff tissue to allow for improved mobility and blood flow to the area. 
ART can be utilized to help improve motion in these muscles to improve mobility. 

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Pain with throwing a baseball? Shoulder and elbow pain are 2 of the most common areas for injuries in baseball throwing. Often the problem stems from throwing mechanics and repetitive strain on those areas. These injuries may resolve with rest, however if the reason from throwing is not addresses it will be a never-ending cycle of pain over time. Dr. Joe (AKA Baseball Joe!) takes baseball and athletes alike through video demonstration to break down mechanics and see what the cause of injury may be. 
3 things to look at with throwing mechanics are:

~Is an individual using their hips for push off or relying on only their upper body?
~When the front foot lands, where is the back shoulder position?
~Is an individual using their body to follow through and not relying on their shoulder to act as their break?

Faults in any of these areas can lead to compensations in shoulder or elbow and cause unnecessary stresses to be placed on them. These are not the only things to be looked at for a throwing evaluation but are great starting points in discovering the “WHY” behind the injury. 

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Meet Mike Geha, our newest FIT Fam member!!! Mike was born in Rochester, Minnesota but grew up here in Kansas City. He graduated from Washburn University with a BS in Kinesiology: Athletic Training. He's had athletic training experience at the collegiate, professional (including working with the Chiefs), and in a clinical setting. Growing up, he was surrounded by family in the healthcare field and enjoyed participating in and watching sports. He chose his career in athletic training because it combined his passion of sports and healthcare, and he enjoys being a part of the process to help others obtain their goals and perform at the highest level.

You can often find him passing time on the golf course or training for a triathlon. He also enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife, Melissa and the rest of his family. 

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