From time to time I've posted some stuff regarding my daughter and I've always received great advice. I know many of you have daughters or coach girls that have had back injuries.
Back 6 weeks ago she had a pop in her back during warmup for the first game of an exposure tournament. She'd never been injured in her life and this pain showed up as lower back pain that was sharp when she landed on her front side. It's the base of the spine. When it happened it was painful to even run or swing a bat.
So we returned from the tournament and went to a P/T and she has been rehabbing 2X per week. The do not believe there's a fracture and she has slowly gotten to the point of pitching full speed. So this weekend we played in Zona and she was ready to go...she pulled herself out in the first inning due to pain. She was able to play the rest of the tournament at 1B without pain and run/swing, etc, but she is still getting some pain landing on the stride foot.
She is 16, 5'11" and about 170. Not chubby, very much well toned and in shape.
The P/T's answer seems to be to strengthen core to protect against the shock of the front side resistance but I'm beginning to think she's either got a fracture or needs an adjustment of some sort by maybe a chiropractor.
We go back to the P/T on Wed. What's your advice for me. Obviously good front side resistance is key to good velocity. We've tried opening up her plant foot just a tad to see if it helps but she's still getting some pain.
The day before the tournament, she pitched 35 minutes on dirt with no pain...first inning, she pulls herself out.
Thanks for your advice. School ball starts in 2 months. She's a sophomore and being recruited and we've got a couple camps coming up...I'm getting very concerned.