Josh Tomlin of the Cleveland Indians on his Injury Prevention Strategy

pitcher overuse injury preventionJosh Tomlin, pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, was first introduced to Marc Pro at the end of the season in 2015. In the 2016 season, he used Marc Pro every single day to prevent injuries. This was the first year since Josh started playing in the big leagues in 2010 that he was on the field for every start he was given, even up to the World Series.

Pitching involves such a repetitive motion that it’s easy for athletes to overuse their arms, especially with the high volume of back-to-back games during the season. The regular season alone is 162 games, not counting any additional playoff games. Once overuse sets in, the likelihood of injuries increases drastically. Beyond that, overuse also throws off proper biomechanics and decreases the ability to perform at your best.

How Can You Prevent Overuse Injuries Without Doing Less?

The key to prevent overuse, without pitching or doing less, is to enhance your recovery. Overused is really the same as under-recovered. It’s important that athletes allow their bodies to fully recover and rebuild between games or training to prevent injuries from setting in.

What is the Best Way to Improve & Speed Recovery?

This may seem counter-intuitive to some, but muscle activation is the best way to speed recovery. Muscle activation is the key facilitator for all stages of the recovery process. However, too much muscle activation can cause more fatigue and make overuse issues worse. It’s important to use tools or techniques that don’t put too much stress on the tissue and muscles. Marc Pro is a EMS recovery device that uses a patented technology to allow for non-fatiguing muscle contractions. Athletes can use the device as long as they need to ensure a full and quick recovery, and it will never cause any stress or fatigue.

“The biggest thing for me personally has been using the Marc Pro on a daily basis”.

Over 60 professional pitchers, including Josh Tomlin, use Marc Pro after every game. In this video, Josh talks about how Marc Pro has been a huge resource for preventing injuries in his career.

“I’m not going to sit there and say it’s a miracle worker for me, but it has been.”

 

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