“Nearly 30 percent of pitchers in Major League Baseball have undergone Tommy John surgery, No longer is the malady, which experts and doctors are calling an epidemic, limited to professional players.” The False Hope of Tommy John Surgery The Arm. Copyright © 2016 by Jeff Passan. HarperCollins Publishers
Here is an example of managing fatigue and recovery from Major League Baseball and MuscleSound
- It’s interesting to view the player’s glycogen values in 2014. In June his right Forearm Flexor values were significantly lower than in May (40 vs 60) and the downward trend could have been an indication of eventual arm issues.
- May 2014, he went on a rehab program and towards the end of the month he began to throw bullpen sessions. This continued until he was eventually shut-down towards the end of June. He finally underwent Tommy John surgery in July.
2. 2015 Season
- From the end of 2014 and into 2015 season his glycogen values continued on a positive upward trend emphasizing a healthy arm status.
- During the season the down swing in glycogen scores was most probably due to extensive rehab / bullpen & conditioning By use of MuscleSound technology allows teams to manage fatigue levels of pitchers by tracking Muscle Health of the forearm. Be able to see an insight into the muscle to provide a valuable layer to keeping your athletes healthy and performing.
Chart tracking the decline in MuscleSound Score of a Major League Pitcher before surgery and after during Recovery