Texas Baseball Ranch April 2018


“Going FromGood to Great” is a 360-degree approach to recovery and bouncing back to full functionality after pitching a game.

During the spring, while all our Ranch clients are competing, from the high school level to the major leagues, the Ranch staff is busy doing two things: preparing for summer

Product Highlight

“Khaos Training” is the next generation of command training.

“Synergy” is our guide to understanding and developing proprioception, torque, and coordinated movements to maximize performance for a thrower or pitcher. “The Athletic Pitcher 3.0” is the foundational program of the Texas Baseball Ranch, but with all the newest updates since the last version was released in 2012. As a Ranch insider, you will receive first notice and special offers tied with the initial release of these products as soon as they are available. You can also find information by visiting TexasBaseballRanch.com, calling (936) 588-6762, or emailing info@TexasBaseballRanch.com. Coach Wolforth’s new book, “In Search of Nasty,” is also in the works.

training and producing new training DVDs and manuals. This month, you’ll get a sneak peek at the new products soon to be released.

“The Pitcher’s Toolbox 2.0” is an updated

version of the original toolbox, showing all the redesigned throwing drills and best practices currently used at

The Texas Baseball Ranch ® .

“Get Him Up & Get Him Ready” is a revolutionary training process for getting your relievers ready for peak game-time performance.


Though the research on prehabilitation is steadily expanding, displaying benefits for all kinds of conditions, the current data shows that prehabilitation works best for the following procedures:

While most physical therapists will not recommend surgery unless there is clearly no other avenue for a patient’s recovery, there are certainly a wide array of circumstances that warrant going under the knife. Following surgery, most patients should undergo a bout of rehabilitative physical therapy to steer the postoperative recovery process in a positive direction. However, recent research indicates that although rehabilitation is definitely important, it may not actually be enough to get the most out of a treatment. In addition to postoperative rehabilitation programs, many modern health care providers have begun recommending 4–8 weeks of exercise-based physical therapy before undergoing surgery. This pre-emptive therapy is sometimes called prehabilitation , and it can offer a host of benefits for surgical patients. These advantages include faster recovery times, fewer days spent in the hospital, lower incidence rates of surgical complications, less pain, higher activity levels, and general improved fitness following surgery. All these benefits converge to bring about a happier, healthier patient who is more likely to return to doing what they love without worry.

Joint replacement

Heart surgery

Correction of spinal disorders, particularly stenosis


In essence, prehabilitative patients are training for their surgery the same way a runner might train for a marathon. Considering the stress most surgeries put on the body, it only makes sense to adequately prepare. However, it’s important that any prehabilitative measures be carefully guided by a professional. The exercises must be rigorous enough to strengthen and prepare the patient in the short window before surgery, but it’s vital they don’t further injure or worsen the patient’s condition. If a therapist is able to maintain this delicate balance, they can motivate and guide their patient toward positive outcomes for years to come.



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