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Baseball Performance & Recovery

Brady Hoffmann DPT, ATC
Owner and Founder of UpSlope PT

A Message From Dr. Brady Hoffmann, Owner & Founder of UpSlope Physical Therapy & Performance.

Throwing a baseball is one of, if not the most stressful (and complicated) actions in all of sports. It requires everything from head to toes to work together in unison and any issue along the way can lead to pain and injury.

As a player, you may find yourself wondering if this pain and soreness is normal or something more serious.

You aren’t alone- about 50% of youth baseball players report shoulder or elbow pain at least once during their season. That is an alarming stat!

Personally, I was a part of that 50% and had to miss a full season due to an elbow injury. I don’t want it to come to that extreme for you.

Does That Sound Like You?

Do you believe/hope that this pain will go away on its own?

Do you take pain medications just to be able to get through a game and be in pain for the next couple of days afterwards?

This is never the best option. The pain probably won’t go away on its own and most likely your performance will suffer.

If You’re Currently Experiencing Shoulder or Elbow Pain when Throwing Here’s 5 More Reasons Why It Could Be Lasting Longer Than It Should:

1. You thought it would go away on it’s own – but it didn’t

2. You went to the doctor who told you to rest and take painkillers – but the pills did nothing to help your shoulder or elbow pain. The pain meds might be enough to get through a game, but you are in pain for days afterwards

3. A Coach, or teammate, told you that shoulder or elbow pain is normal and everyone gets it, so you just accepted it

4. You tried other Healthcare Professionals, or a Physical Therapist in the past, but nothing they said or did seemed to help

5. Your Arm Care Program was either nothing at all or was the exact same program, day after day, week after week, month after month. Those programs were sufficient for Rotator Cuff strength, but really lacked in Scapular Strength Development.

if any of these have happened to you – we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call to talk with our Baseball Rehab Specialist to find out what can be done to help you. The fact that you’ve tried any or all of these things already is actually a GOOD THING because when you know what doesn’t work – you are closer to finding the thing that does!

When it comes to working with baseball players, while you have to specialize in treating shoulder & elbow injuries, you also have to understand how the entire body moves because everything is interconnected. So, it’s impossible to be an expert in one particular body part without being an expert in the others.

Click the link below to book a call with us if you would like to get some solid advice given to you over the phone. The phone call is complimentary and there is no obligation to book any appointments with us after the call is over. Our goal is to help you make the right decision about what to do next.

“What Can I Do To Manage My Shoulder or Elbow Pain Quickly?”...

Well, here’s 4 things you can do:

1. First off, you need to make a decision about getting help: So many people procrastinate for so long, thinking that pain when throwing will ‘just go away with time’, but then 6 months down the line they’re still putting up with it, and nothing’s changed…or it gets worse.

2. Next, do the RIGHT exercises: We will establish an indivdualized Arm care program that will include the right seioes of progressed exercises that will help reduce pain, improve performance and make sure that this pain doesn’t come back again. This program will change depending on the season and your phase of recovery

3.Find A Doctor who understands baseball: At UpSlope Physical Therapy, we understand baseball because we were once players. We have worked with tons of players at the youth, high school, college, and pro level. We will be able to determine if you need to shut it down, rehab, or seek attention from doctors who understand the demands of the sport.

4.Get real, “hands-on” Physical Therapy: Physical therapy is proven to help people with Baseball related injuries. In fact at UpSlope Physical Therapy & Performance it’s one of the most common populations we treat. If your injury is limiting your performance on the field- Physical therapy can help get back on the field as soon as possible with specific rehab and individualized return to throwing programs.

If you would like to know how the physical therapists at UpSlope Physical Therapy & Performance can help you live with less Baseball Performance & Recovery – we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk free appointment

How Can Choosing to See a Physical Therapist at UpSlope Physical Therapy & Performance Help You Get Rid of Your lingering elbow or shoulder pain - In The Next Few Days?

Here’s just a few of the things our Physical Therapy Team can do for you:
Basically, we can help you get back on the field as soon as possible and performing at your best


You push your body to the limit on the field and in the weight room. Now take care of the engine that takes care of you. We offer a variety of recovery techniques to make sure your body feels good and plays good.

What Other People Just Like You Are Saying About UpSlope Physical Therapy & Performance In Fort Collins...

60+ 5-Star Reviews!

Jake McKinney
Jake McKinney
Brady at Upslope has been a life saver. I’ve been to multiple doctors, therapists and specialists over the last few years. Nobody has helped me as much as Brady. For the first time in years, I’m pain free and back to normal activities.
Travis Histed
Travis Histed
I came in to Upslope with a chronically painful shoulder that was affecting my workouts, sleep, and family time. Brady took time to really understand my injury and build a plan to recover. I am now back to working out the way I want to and wrestling toddlers!
Dylan McCall
Dylan McCall
Brady is great he talked with me and worked on the parts that hurt that day and was super nice knows a lot about PT also a great human!
Ron Harper
Ron Harper
I had hip replacement in 2018 and while active and doing yoga everyday, the strength in my right hip/leg was not where it should be. Has result, I was suffering from constant hip/knee pain due to the lack of muscle strength in my glutes and quads. My hip doctor recommended that I go to a different Physical Therapist. I discovered Brady at UpSlope and am thankful that I did. I am 74, an avid elk/deer backpack hunter, and always very active. During my first session with Brady, I explained my condition and soon found he was different than other PTs I had in the past. He listened and very quickly changed how I was looking at my workouts. During my ten sessions with him, he put me thru routines that have now strengthened the muscles in my hip and knee to the point that I no longer have pain in either. I have applied his different exercises into my daily workouts and have found that my confidence in my continued ability to hunt and pack out has increased threefold! I trust and respect Brady for his caring and his abilities to analyze my situation and put together a training plan for me that works! Thanks Brady,
chris domenicali
chris domenicali
I worked 6 plus sessions with Dr. Brady after dealing with imbalances from old injuries for years. Dr. Brady was extremely helpful and has me feeling more pain free and balanced than ever. I went in initially to work on a clicking shoulder, but Dr. Brady helped me look at my hips, knees, feet, and any other area that seemed off to me. I have tried physical therapy twice before, and while it was great, it somehow seemed that Dr. Brady was able to address more underlying roots of my problems. I highly recommend up-slope physical therapy and specifically Dr. Brady.
Andrew Kennedy
Andrew Kennedy
Brady helped me get back to playing tennis! I had 10 sessions with him for shoulder pain and lower back pain. He is very knowledgable and experienced. He was able to quickly figure out root causes and develop a plan. Highly recommend - you will not be disappointed.
Spencer Kuhn
Spencer Kuhn
Brady is an excellent PT that I had 8 sessions with for a shoulder injury. He helped find the root cause, build back my strength, and eliminate all shoulder pain. Scheduling with him was very convenient and hassle free.
Jodie Rain
Jodie Rain
Brady is really knows how to look at the body as a whole, not just where I was feeling the pain. He really helped with my knee pain, but also showed me some great exercises to help strengthen my core to help with more stability-from my lower back to my feet.