As our ultimate goal is to promote positive change within the game of baseball, the same as yours, we hope to establish a strong relationship with you and the rest of your colleagues. This sector of the community, whether it be through research or daily interactions with players, has the potential to create a systemic influence on the current, injurious culture, and provide a better future for the youth. So with that being said, let's help each other accomplish our shared goal.
With a comprehensive understanding of human anatomy, joint arthrokinematics, and muscle physiology, in addition to being extremely well-versed on the injurious shoulder range-of-motion (ROM) patterns that can arise in the overhead athlete, we pride ourselves on being a resource for medical professionals, clinicians, and trainers. Our services include, but are not limited to:
- Education on efficient throwing mechanics
- Education on proper pitch counts, throwing regimens, and throwing progressions for both healthy and rehabbing players alike.
- Education surrounding the relationship/correlation between DVS Score and injurious ROM Risk Factors.
- Education on non-invasive ways to mitigate and negate the injurious ROM patterns that may be present in a player. This would center around the concepts and exercises related to the DVS Arm Care System.
- Education on the potential mechanisms behind these ROM alterations. This would include gaining a broader perspective as to why they exist, and thus the best potential treatment response.
In order to appropriately validate the information (i.e. services, products, etc.) we communicate to others, we have gone to great lengths through testing and research. To learn more about how we objectively quantify a pitcher's mechanical efficiency, familiarize yourself with a DVS Score, and how it's formulated through the DVS Scoring System. You can also educate yourself on how we statistically validated the DVS Scoring System, and the numerous ways the DVS Model can be applied and utilized. The DVS Arm Care System has also been put through the rigors of research, and the first official study yielded promising results. When compared to other modalities commonly used to target injurious ROM patterns often present in baseball pitchers, the DVS Arm Care System proved to be more effective at reducing, and sometimes even negating, injury risk. To learn more about the study and our analysis, you can access that information here.
At the end of the day, health (musculoskeletal) and performance are all about how well the body tolerates the stresses being imposed upon it. Through the solutions we offer, which are ultimately the product of the throwing and exercise methodologies embodied here at DVS, our goal is to better manage stress within the baseball pitcher/thrower by promoting efficiency. How can an individual maximize their performance in throwing a baseball, while limiting the amount of excess wear-and-tear on the body? As this all comes back to how well the body, specifically the neuromuscular system, is tolerating force, we use a two-sided approach. On one side, we offer "direct" solutions that directly improve the body's ability to handle force. This comes in the form of exercise and the DVS Arm Care System. On the other side of that, we offer "indirect" solutions that improve the body's tolerability to stress by eliminating unnecessary and excess stresses not in-line with performance goals. This comes in the form of our throwing and exercise methodologies, and our throwing program.
If you are a medical professional and would like to learn more or help us on our mission, fill out the form below and we will follow up with you.