@TGoldy…they will just be a physical therapist who has lots of experience working with baseball players. There are no specialty titles, but one can personally brand him/herself a baseball PT…like I do
Very, very good points @Coach_Baker. It makes all the difference. Kids who make a commitment and follow through and the ones that go places. Follow the systems of people you trust, and with a little faith, will take them a long way.
@aliu666916. Thanks for sharing your story. At 14y/o there is a very good chance of full recovery without having to do much, especially if he hasn’t hit puberty yet. I’m glad it worked out for you and him!
I would caution as any person gets older…even at 16y/o…their ability to heal themselves without intervention becomes less and less. As players get older, perhaps the worst advice someone could give them is rest for ___ length of time, then get back into it. When an injury happens, that tissue is damaged and needs ______ (strengthening, more flexibility, more neuromuscular control, etc) so it won’t happen again.