Avoiding Baseball Injuries

May 8, 2014: Baseball may seem like a game with lots of standing around, but between those moments of calm it includes athletes moving with great speed and force — throwing, swinging, fielding, and running the bases.

In today’s episode, physical therapist Sue Falsone, who served as the head trainer and physical therapist for the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 2012 and 2013 seasons, provides a glimpse of how baseball players cope with the rigors of the game at the professional level. She also speculates on whether the early single-sport specialization of many youth athletes could be contributing to the recent rash of severe elbow injuries in Major League Baseball.

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