Apr 25, 2018
Brett Winchester was recommended by Dr. Richard Ulm (#67), to speak about all things throwing. Dr. Winchester is a sports medicine clinician for the St. Louis Cardinals and has a true passion for the health of his pitchers. He has a unique was of keeping them healthy, strong and performing well.
On our initial call about the podcast, he told me about how most pitchers (MLB, college, high school and younger) are taught the wrong pitching mechanics, or what he called “pitching stereotype.” What does that mean? I think about how I loved to see Ken Griffey Jr swing a bat so I attempted to model my at bats around what he did… I mean he was great right?! Brett says that each person has the idea mechanics for them… currently at the younger levels our kids are being taught to pitch in a way that verifies the spikes in UCL injuries. It al starts with when your player separates their hands...
Dr. Brett Winchester’s Bio: When not practicing at Winchester Spine & Sport, Dr. Winchester teaches around the globe. In 2013, Dr. Winchester lectured in six countries conducting 30 seminars for doctors, students and therapists.
Dr. Winchester currently teaches for Logan University and its College of Chiropractic, the Motion Palpation Institute, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, and The Chiropractic Rehabilitation Diplomate, to name a few. Dr. Winchester’s studies and lectures have taken him to England, Prague, Chile, Sweden, Norway, Canada and across the United States to teach the latest manual therapy research and techniques.
In his free time, Dr. Winchester enjoys spending time with his family, including wife Cheri Thornhill Winchester, a longtime resident of Lincoln County, and his children Grace and Wade. His hobbies include cycling, snow and water skiing, soccer, tennis and reading.
Dr. Winchester received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan College of Chiropractic
“In all throwing sports it all comes down to timing”
“We’ve had an epidemic level of UCL injuries (since the first one in 1974)”
“I was awesome at RBI Baseball (Nintendo)”
“Ask me about the Cap Boso Slant (Tecmo Football)”
“As long as there's Intra-Abdominal Pressure maintained it’s ok (lumbar extension)”
“If you watch a Little League World Series, none of those kids will be pitching in major league baseball”
Website for Pitching mechanics as mentioned at the end of the podcast: Gastal Performance
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Dr. Sebastian Gonzales is an expert in trouble shooting sports injuries and overuse conditions. This podcast is intended for sports medicine topics to become easier for patients and athletes to understand. Don’t get confused by what your doctor told you in your appointment. If you like in Orange County CA, book an exam with Dr. Gonzales, your Huntington Beach Chiropractor.