Baseball is one of the top Canadian and American summer past times. There is absolutely nothing better than the crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd cheering, the smell of the tailgating parties and running the bases after you’ve hit that game-winning home run.

Although baseball doesn’t have a lot of contact between players, there is repetitive motion when it comes to throwing, hitting and base running. Think about it. Baseball may have the most repetitive set of movements of all the team sports. Pitch, hit, catch, throw, and run…over and over and over.

Endurance, arm strength, leg strength, and just about every body part that you can think of are used when playing a game of baseball. Therefore, players of all ages must be conditioned properly. Did you know there is even an injury known as “Little Leaguer’s Elbow” that can affect kids?

Hands down, the most exciting baseball is played by some of the best trained and versatile athletes on the planet. With the help of great physiotherapists, chiropractors and massage therapists; baseball players are taught how to prevent injuries and heal from any sustained ones. Research suggests that sports injuries have increased by 60% over the last decade. That’s a massive increase. Overworking your body and not taking care of it properly can lead to lifelong issues and sports career ending decisions.

Thankfully, athletes are beginning to embrace the importance of cool downs, stretching and limbering the muscles. Many serious athletes even understand the benefits of receiving regular massage therapy. The team at PROTx is here to assist you, so that you know and learn the exercises and stretches that can help with your ball game and keep you batting 300.

If you’re a baseball player, you should consider taking the proper precaution of caring for your body and seeking help from our team of physiotherapists, massage therapists and chiropractors. Our practitioners will help decrease your chance of missing out on games or an entire season due to injury.

Be sure to book an appointment with any of our PROTx Services teams at one of our locations online today.