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Baseball Injuries: Why Sports Rehab Works

Because baseball and softball season are in full swing, you or someone on your middle school, high school or even recreation team may have been bitten by the injury bug by now. Luckily, Dr. Dana Harper and his staff at Harper Wellness Center have the expertise and technology to rehabilitate your baseball and softball – or your other sports injuries – and get you back in the action.

Injuries Are Part of the Game

Whether its a strained shoulder, a sore back or pulled hamstring, injuries are tough pill to swallow as they can take you off the diamond. Not only do they take you off the field, depending on the severity, they can put you on the sidelines for days, weeks or months at a time. That is why sports injury rehabilitation can be the best training tool in any player’s locker. Not only could sports injury rehabilitation get you back to the field faster after an injury, regular treatments could even serve to keep you from being carted off field again.

Rehab for Maintenance, Rehab for Mending

Rehab can be very effective in treating sports injuries, by both preventing surgery or restrengthening and reconditioning after a surgery.

If addressed in a fast and effectively manner,  many baseball injuries can be rehabilitated with a regimen of exercises and treatments designed for muscle strengthening as well as joint and soft tissue mobilization. If done diligently, these methods can effectively cut surgery out of the equation.

If surgery is your only option, recovery times can range from 3 months to a year, depending on your injury. The rehab process involves the restoration of range of motion and muscle group strengthening before players can go back to throwing or hitting drills.

Harper Wellness Center rehabs pitcher injuries like:

  • Elbow Tendinitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
  • Labral Tears – post-op rehab
  • Dead Arm
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament/Tommy John – post-op rehab
  • Oblique Strains

Harper Wellness Center also knows how to rehab the most common hitter’s injuries which include:

  • Muscle Strains
  • Meniscus Tears – post-op rehab
  • Hand/Wrist Injuries

Get Treatment From Those Who Treat the Pros

Dr. Dana Harper is a certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner and knows the aches and pains of baseball players well. As the official team chiropractor for the Houston Astros, has spent many spring training sessions and regular seasons treating professional players to perform up to their potential.

Whether its techniques like myofascial release or technologies like cold laser therapy and surface EMG, Dr. Harper and his sports-oriented staff have the experience and the facilities to get you back onto the diamond and playing at your best.

If you are looking for chiropractic care to treat your scoliosis condition and manage its pain, call Harper Wellness Center at 713-622-3456 to schedule an appointment.


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