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E49 | Keep It Real Talk #2: Return to Sport Testing

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This episode we #KeepItReal with Resilient’s Greg, Trevor, and Doug.

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E43 | Mickey Brueckner on Throwing Athlete Arm Care

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Mickey Brueckner is the owner and director of training at the ANNEX Sports Performance Center, a sports performance and fitness facility located in Chatham, New Jersey.

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E41 | Frank Alexander Talks Sports Medicine

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Frank Alexander, MS, ATC serves as Dr. Chris Ahmad’s athletic trainer and physician extender. Frank joined Team Ahmad in the summer of 2015 already having a well-established background in Sports Medicine. He is responsible for history taking, evaluation of throwing athletes, patient education, and post-operative care and instruction, such as removing sutures and seeing patients in the recovery room. Frank earned his Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Dominican College and a Master’s degree in Kinesiology from AT Still University.

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GIRD Doesn’t Matter

In baseball sports medicine there has existed a mythical creature known as Glenohumeral Internal Rotation Deficit (GIRD) since before I was born. It’s considered normal for throwing athletes to present with some abnormal shoulder range of motion (ROM) findings. But just how Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) tells me nothing more than someone’s knee hurts, GIRD simply tells me, “these shoulders don’t match.”

I don’t even want to get into defining GIRD because that’s the point of this article. It doesn’t matter and here’s why.

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John Baker on the Resilient Performance Podcast

John Baker is a former Major League Baseball player that has played for the Marlins, Padres and Cubs. He also spent time in the minor league organizations of the Athletics, Dodgers and Mariners. John’s baseball career has taken him across the country and over seas. In the name of baseball, he has spent time in Holland, Belgium, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Iraq and Kuwait. After attending De La Salle High School in Concord, CA, John was a walk on at Cal in 2000, he later earned a scholarship for the 2002 season. He was drafted by the Oakland A’s in the fourth round of the 2002 MLB draft and made it the Major Leagues in 2008 with the Florida Marlins. Besides writing about and discussing baseball, John enjoys reading, playing the guitar, exercising, watching MMA and spending time with his two young children. John now serves as the Mental Skills Coordinator for the Chicago Cubs.

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