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Tommy John Surgery in throwing athlete

Tommy john surgery is the repair of ulnar collateral ligament of elbow. It is named after the pitcher from LA dodgers to get this surgery done in 1974 for the first time. 
This is a very big topic with lot of myths like after surgery you could throw even faster and harder which has been proven completely wrong. 
 
Recently as the need for speed has risen among young athletes these surgeries are becoming more common. 
 
Not only the need for throwing hard but also doing so without proper mechanics, without proper warm up and proper conditioning is also a contributing factor.

Throwing Athletes Shoulder

Shoulder Pain In thrower athletes i.e pitchers , catchers has been a common problem.If symptoms are misdiagnosed or left unchecked can result in more severe pathology and disability potentially ending the career or loss of occupation. 
Most of these symptoms originate from minor trauma or cumulative stresses especially in younger athletes eventually leading to proximal instability at scapular region. Sometimes more serious injuries like SLAP tear are the underlying causes. 
Through evaluation by a therapist or doctor is required in order to establish proper diagnoses.

Does my child have sensory dysfunction?

Sensory processing: What is it?  How does it work?
Sensory processing refers to the collective process of Reception, Perception, Processing of information and Response to it. Information is being Received from the environment via our sense organs, (vision-eyes, hearing-ears, smell-nose, tongue- taste, nose-smell, skin- touch) as well from our body, through muscles and movement receptors.
This information is consolidated in the mid brain and perceived by the various specialized regions of the brain.