Baseball Flows (DNS+) over 90 exercises for Coaches, S&C, Trainersby Dr. Ismael Gallo
The purpose of the professional (Trainers, S&C, Pitching/hitting instructor) series is to educate the instructor on the intricacies of the baseball flows.
In my experience, the biggest limitations of educational programs is the therapeutic exercise variation. In this program, instructors will learn over 90 exercises specifically for rotational athletes. The program consist of mobility, stability, controlled mobility, coordination, strength, quick stretch and arm care.
The Movement System is based off the principles of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), which focuses on neuro developmental patterns. It's a method that was developed out of Prague and is now being utilized by MLB pitching and hitting coaches.
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As a former player in the Dodgers Organization and currently a physical therapist working with baseball players, I have found that Flow proceeds athleticism. It is the smooth transitions from movement pattern to movement pattern and posture to posture. Flow transcends movement for true athleticism is mastering the flow between environment, individual and task. What we must realize is that movement in baseball doesn’t happen in a vacuum it is part of an ecosystem.
Flow is the conduit for our movement system. Flow allows kinetic energy to travel up the Kinetic chain from one pattern to the next. Like the flow of water from one river to the next. The best baseball players have the best flow.
Almost every single injury in baseball occurs in the crucial transitions from movement pattern to movement pattern and posture to posture.
Why are we not training the transitions?
In my experience, baseball is a very tradition based game. Specially, when it comes to training. There's teams still training with exercises I was performing over 20 years ago. The jump in injuries is not a coincidence. Athletes started hitting the weight room harder, but not necessarily smarter. They built non-sport specific muscles.
After everything I’ve learned as a physical therapist, I wish I would have trained my athleticism a lot better. As a professional baseball player, I trained very rigid and non-baseball specific movement patterns. What I have found in over a decade of working with baseball players is that flow from one movement pattern to the next develops athleticism very quickly. This allows the player to perform better on the baseball field. What I learned from working with a player like Tommy Pham is that a player can train for power and speed and still lack neuro-developmental motor patterns.
Coaches are recruiting the best athletes. One way of standing out is by training athleticism. Opportunity cost is too great in baseball.. Imagine driving in the wrong direction for 6 months and then having to circle back, except now there’s a traffic jam. un-training bad movement patterns takes twice as long than training new ones.
One of the biggest issues in training for baseball is that we’ve been training patterns, speed and power without training flow.
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Dr. Ismael Gallo was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 20th round of the 1996 draft. Dr. Gallo played 5 porofessional seasons. He has been working as a sports Physical Therapist at Kaiser Permanente, specializing in baseball players since 2010. Dr. Gallo currently works with MLB player Tommy Pham and other professional players.
As a Physical therapist, I am always searching the best and most up to date movement patterns. As a professional, I searched for a competitive advantage. So, I am bringing you both.
Flow is the conduit from one movement pattern to movement pattern and posture to posture. This allows kinetic energy to flow up the Kinetic chain from one pattern to the next. Like the flow of water from one river to the next. The best baseball players have the best flow.