The Best Defense is a Good Offense

Baseball, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball players, Swimmers, and other "Overhead Athletes" tend to have a pre-disposition to shoulder pain/injury. The pathomechanics of their sports place them at higher risk of Shoulder and Elbow pain, Impingement, and Rotator Cuff Injuries. 

Shoulder and elbow injuries sustained by overhead athletes are often related to an imbalance in muscle strength of the shoulder girdle and CORE. A traditional strengthening exercise program can exacerbate the imbalance that causes their pain.

These athletes need more than just a standard exercise program; They need one that isolates and strengthens the muscles that become proportionally weakened from the mechanics of their sports. 

Rotator Cuff Injuries, Elbow ligament tears ("Tommy John"), Impingement Syndrome, and Shoulder Instability are injuries common to these athletes that can often be prevented.

Dr. Colleen Mrowka investigated and detailed the patho-mechanics of baseball players and the susceptibility of overhead athletes to various injuries in her Doctoral dissertation.

She developed the SCORE Shoulder Protection Program using research and experience gained from her Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology, Doctorate in Physical Therapy, and nearly 30 years experience rehabilitating overhead athletes.

Getting the right care from the start hastens your recovery and gets you back to your life, sooner.

SCORE                   Scapula, Rotator Cuff, and CORE Optimization

Our SCORE Shoulder Program targets the Scapula stabilizers, Rotator Cuff, and CORE to correct the muscle imbalance and core weakness that makes people susceptible to shoulder pain and injury.

We've helped scores of people with shoulder injuries--from the average Joe to professional athlete. We can help you too!

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure                               ~ Benjamin Franklin 

Athletes are well aware of the need for preparation for their sport. Most readily perform exercises that will help them get bigger, stronger, or faster, but bigger, stronger, and faster isn't always enough.

Athletes involved in "overhead sports" such as baseball, softball, tennis, swimming, basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, etc. have a higher risk of shoulder injuries simply because of the mechanics of their sport. Common strength training exercises do not target some of the muscles that are crucial for shoulder optimization.

We will teach you what exercises you should be doing to properly strengthen and balance your shoulder, and we will train you to perform them correctly so you can position yourself for success.

Shoulder Rehabilitation

Approximately 8 million per year people seek medical care for shoulder pain or injury.

The shoulder is the most mobile joint, and one of the most overused joint in our body.  We use our arms-and shoulder-every day, so if you develop shoulder pain or injury, it can stop you in your tracks, even if you aren't a professional athlete.

What if you couldn't play catch with your children or grandchildren? Imagine how your daily activities would be limited if you weren't unable to reach above your head or behind your back, if you couldn't reach into your cabinets to get a glass or a dinner plate. What if you needed help showering, washing your hair, or getting dressed?

Shoulder injuries can occur from regular daily events such as slipping on ice, raking leaves, painting rooms in your home, walking the dog, or playing with your kids--and they can prevent you from doing these activities too.

We treat shoulder strains/sprains, arthritis, impingement, adhesive capsulitis ("frozen shoulder"), dislocation, rotator cuff injuries, labral tears, shoulder instability and more.