Maximize Athletic Recovery and Performance Gilbert AZ

Children idolize professional athletes and aspire to be like them. Because of this, Major League Baseball (MLB) strives to encourage healthy and safe game playing among youth players.  In addition to being mindful not to over pitch, a healthful diet with reduction in processed foods and sugar, appropriate amount of sleep, and regular chiropractic care increases young and older athletes’ ability to progress and sustain their playing time and careers while minimizing injuries.  Regular chiropractic care is important to keep the body balanced and reduce stress on the body. As a protection mechanism, the body may "shut down" or "de-activate" muscles that have been over-used or strained. Using Advanced Muscle Integration Technique (AMIT)  muscles can be analyzed for function and the doctor can help restore the function, balance and strength of the muscle through the AMIT method.

The Major League Baseball's Pitch Smart suggestions and guidelines, shown below, offer sensible parameters for players of all ages. They also help parents and coaches encourage young athletes to play safely and avoid common injuries.

Research shows that there are certain risk factors associated with a high occurrence of injuries. The ASMI suggested that young pitchers who underwent shoulder surgery or elbow surgery were significantly more likely to have pitched while experiencing arm fatigue. It is important for parents and youth coaches to keep an eye of for signs of arm fatigue during practices and games, regardless of the setting or time of year.

Additionally, the ASMI discovered that players who pitched over 100 innings per year were 3.5 times more susceptible to injury than players who pitched less than 100 innings per year. It should be noted that all innings count; at practice, showcase events, games, and so on all count towards each athlete's number of total pitches.

One study also showed that pitch count programs used in Little League baseball have attributed to a 50% decrease in shoulder injuries. When young pitchers have limits set throughout practice and playing, healthful diets, plenty of sleep and regular chiropractic care, they are more likely to have a long and healthy pitching career.

Maximize Athletic Recovery and Performance Gilbert AZ

For more information on safe, natural and non-invasive care, and to schedule a free consultation, call 480-525-7841 today. The doctors at Foresight Chiropractic are Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal and Advanced Muscle Integration Technique specialist providing very precise and gentle care for over 16 years -- no harsh popping or cracking! Before beginning a sport or new workout is a great time to have a spinal checkup, BEFORE there is an injury. Balancing the body and clearing the nervous system helps to prevent injuring, maximize performance and to improve over-all health and performance. Don't wait to get sick or injured, schedule today at the valley's premier wellness center.

AGE

DAILY MAX (PITCHES IN GAME)

REQUIRED REST (PITCHES)

 

 

0 Days

1 Days

2 Days

3 Days

4 Days

7-8

50

1-20

21-35

36-50

N/A

N/A

9-10

75

1-20

21-35

36-50

51-65

66+

11-12

85

1-20

21-35

36-50

51-65

66+

13-14

95

1-20

21-35

36-50

51-65

66+

15-16

95

1-30

31-45

46-60

61-75

76+

17-18

105

1-30

31-45

46-60

61-75

76+

19-22

120

1-30

31-45

46-60

61-75

76+

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