Jonathon Niese’s Shoulder Injury Explained – Part 1

Mets pitcher Jon Niese at foot strike

THE FIX EPISODE #1

New York Mets Pitcher Jonathon Niese has struggled with shoulder and elbow issues during 2014 spring training. He also suffered a partially torn rotator cuff in 2013. What are the causes of his injuries, and how can they be fixed? I spoke with sport kinesiologist Angel Borrelli, a scientist who works specifically with baseball pitchers. If you are a pitcher, a coach of pitchers, or a parent of a pitcher, you will find this interview enlightening.

Among other topics, we discuss:

1. How injuries should be handled and diagnosed

2. What pitchers should be doing in between innings

3. What is the risk of pitching in cold weather?

4. What is “dead arm”?

5. What is wrong with Jon Niese’s shoulder, and how can it be fixed?

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Joe Janish has been coaching baseball for 20+ years, and playing for 30+. He was a D-1 ABCA All-American catcher in 1992, when he finished in the top 15 in the nation in hitting. He also coached at the D-1 level, and currently provides private instruction to serious baseball players in the NY/NJ/PA area.
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  1. Reply Joe April 2, 2014 at 10:52 am

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  2. […] work to diagnose the nagging shoulder problems of New York Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese (see Jonathon Niese’s Shoulder Injury Explained, Part 1, and Part 2). More than a year later, Niese came to the exact same conclusion as Angel — a […]

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