Post by sparrowhawk on Oct 21, 2017 21:02:38 GMT -6
Our son is a 19 year old college sophomore who had Tommy John surgery in June of 2016 and was medically redshirted his freshman year. He is now 16 months post-surgery has completed a rigorous rehab program. His elbow feels fine, but he is still working on regaining his feel for pitching (he tried to rehab his arm conservatively for a year prior to his surgery and so has not pitched competitively for 2 years). Nevertheless, his velocity is nowhere near what it was pre-surgery. His fastball is currently sitting at 81-82 mph compared to low 90s. I am wondering how common this is at this stage of TJ recovery, and how likely it is that he will be able to eventually regain his former velocity? He is continuing to work hard, but is understandably frustrated and concerned. Thank you.
let's see if anything has changed in the years I have been away?................................
Hmmm, not much accept Dr. Fleisig mentions mechanics as the # 2 contender for injuries now in adults, still behind use (counts) as the cause.
It amazes me that we rehab UCL reconstructed elbows in 10 months back to competition but the medical establishment still has it at 18 months. Have we not learned anything?
Of course we rehab in a completely different manor, we actually change the mechanic that caused the problem in the first place to where we do not even use the UCL other than what it is there for, holding bone to bone and stabilizing the elbow. We don't have the client use the UCL as a contractant.
By starting the rehab process with “sport specific” overload training using wrist weight, heavy balls and baseballs our athletes are ready to go in 10 months and will never go thru that again.
Last Edit: Jun 8, 2018 0:37:24 GMT -6 by dirtberry