SLAP Tear Physical Treatment | 6 Keys to Success

By dpope2020

June 21, 2024

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SLAP Tear Physical Treatment | 6 Keys to Success

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In today's video we go over SLAP Tear Physical Treatment | 6 Keys to Success:

SLAP tears are a super common injury among overhead athletes like baseball pitchers, tennis players, and volleyball players. This video will guide you through the essentials of SLAP tear treatment.

We'll show you how to:

  • Assess for the signs and symptoms of SLAP tears
  • How to assess range of motion and strength deficits
  • Exercises to improve flexibility, strength, and power
  • How to progress your throwing program safely
  • Reduce inflammation and pain
  • Restore pain-free range of motion
  • Rebuild strength in your rotator cuff and scapular muscles
  • Incorporate plyometrics and throwing programs


  • 0:00 - Intro
  • 0:10 - Prevalence and Population
  • 1:09 - Reduce Inflammation
  • 1:50 - Restore Pain Free Range of Motion
  • 4:55 - Measuring Internal and External Rotation
  • 5:50 - “GIRD” and Total Arc
  • 8:05 - Improving Rotator Cuff and Scapular Stability Strength
  • 9:40 - Measuring Strength
  • 15:00 - Train the Entire Chain
  • 16:15 - Incorporate Plyometrics
  • 17:39 - Interval Throwing Programs
  • 18:29 - Summary

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