‘The Rubber Arm’ teaches baseball pitchers how to keep their throwing arm healthy

Dr. John R. Mishock combines performance research, expertise as physical therapist in new book

In “The Rubber Arm: Using Science to Increase Pitch Control, Improve Velocity, and Prevent Elbow and Shoulder Injury” (published by Lulu), author Dr. John R. Mishock reveals how following proper pitching mechanics can enhance performance, boost velocity and prevent injuries for baseball players.

“From youth to professional leagues, there are more than 50,000 injuries per year,” says Mishock. “Most of the injuries in baseball involve a pitcher’s throwing arm, with nearly 50% of all pitchers experiencing significant shoulder or elbow pain which prevents participation in the sport at some point in their careers.”

Mishock draws upon performance research combined with his expertise as a physical therapist and chiropractor to offer readers strategies to optimize their performance while maintaining a healthy body. The book offers insights into pitching mechanics and strength training, as well as tips on how to recognize individual signs of fatigue and sensibly utilize of sports medicine.

“Whether you’re a coach, parent, health care professional, or baseball player serious about reaching the highest levels of pitching or throwing success, this book is an essential resource in enhancing ones baseball performance.”

“The Rubber Arm”

By Dr. John R. Mishock

Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 222 pages | ISBN 9781483465074

E-Book | 222 pages | ISBN 9781483465067

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Dr. John R. Mishock earned a Bachelor of Science from Slippery Rock University, a master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh, a doctorate in physical therapy from Temple University and a doctorate in chiropractic from National College of Chiropractic. He is in private practice and owns six physical therapy clinics in the western Philadelphia suburbs. More information is available at: www.train2playsports.com.

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