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A Self-Organization Model For Arm Pain Management

by Randy Sullivan
The following is an excerpt from Randy Sullivan, MPT. “Start WIth The Pain.” iBooks.  “My name is Randy Sullivan. I am a physical therapist and a baseball coach. They call me “The Arm Pain Assassin.” I am one of the best arm pain specialists on the planet and if you ask me why your arm hurts I will tell you … I don’t know.  “Ok… so maybe that sounds a little arrogant, but you get the point. I know a LOT about throwing, a LOT about arm pain and a LOT about how to get rid of it.  But, it’s […]

Catching Some Rays With The Rays: My Observations From Spring Training

by Randy Sullivan
Earlier this week I received and accepted an invitation to spend a day at spring training with The Tampa Bay Rays, my hometown team. For the past 4 years, The Rays and The Florida Baseball Ranch® have been exchanging visits and information and collaborating on some interesting projects.  I’ve been honored to give several well- received presentations on topics ranging from throwing disconnections, the intertwined relationship of physical and mechanical inefficiencies, contributors to arm pain and sub-par performance, and motor learning concepts such as myelination, self-organization, repetition without repetition and the value of emotion as a learning accelerator.  I was […]

Introducing SAVAGE Baseball Training Programs (Excerpt… Muscle Slack Explained and Applied)

by Randy Sullivan
We recently shot the video and the still photos for my new book that will be out later this month. The book is called FBR SAVAGE Training: Transferring Gains From The Gym To The Field. Why do we call it “SAVAGE” training? “SAVAGE is an admittedly clunky acronym for Specific Adaptation thru Variability, Attractors, and Goal-directed Exercise. And… the word “SAVAGE” sounds really cool! Baseball training programs need to be practical and gains you realize at the gym aren’t worth much if you can’t use them correctly on the field. Therein lies the purpose of this book. In this book […]

New Book Teaches Innovative Approach For Eliminating Arm Pain

by Randy Sullivan
  With this book and video series anyone with half a brain can learn to eliminate arm pain independently and fast. I can’t wait to share it with you. Check out the video below:   Keep an eye on your email. In just 2 days, we will launch at an extremely discounted price. Stay sharp! Randy Sullivan, MPT, CSCS CEO, Florida Baseball Ranch  

Start With The Pain: A Case Study

by Randy Sullivan
“You’ll never be able to throw at a high level again.” I can count 10 guys off the top of my head who were given that prognosis from highly esteemed medical professionals. Nearly all of them are throwing in college now and are doing well. One made it all the way back to the big leagues. In this video you’ll hear the story of Corey, a stud lefty who played at Florida. He endured 2 labrum repairs and was told to hang up the cleats. But he had other plans.   Start With The Pain launches in just 5 days! […]

Start With The Pain Has Launched

by Randy Sullivan
START WITH THE PAIN HAS LAUNCHED!! Wow! We’ve been working on this for almost 2 years, and it’s almost here. Our new book, Start With The Pain: The Complete Guide To Managing Arm Pain In The Elite Throwing Athlete is the first product in the the baseball training industry that provides a step-by-step, easy to implement guide for reducing injury risk and managing arm pain and injury. This transformational book and video will give all coaches, players, parents and instructors the tools they need to independently eliminate arm pain forever. Check out the video below, and please leave a comment. […]

Pitcher’s Funny Bone Ain’t So Funny

by Randy Sullivan
Pitcher’s Funny Bone Ain’t So funny A few summers ago, within about a 3 week period, we had 3 high school kids who came to us with medial elbow pain and numbness and tingling into their pinkie and ring fingers. Any time a pitcher complains of pain on the inside of the elbow, you worry about damage to the UCL — the dreaded Tommy John surgery.  But sometimes it’s not the Tommy John ligament at all. Here is a rudimentary field test to see if you might have damage to the UCL. It’s called “The milking test.” Place your hand in front […]

Preventing and Managing Injuries In Throwing Athletes: Start With The Pain A Continuing Education Course for PTs, PTAs, ATCs, DCs, and SCCs

by Randy Sullivan
Couse Agenda Day 1 8:00 – 8:50             Start With The Pain Intro Why we start with the pain. One-size-fits all 6 types of contributors to arm pain Our process outlined 9:00- 9:50                Identifying Type 1 Contributors (physical/structural) BRAT Lecture Performing BRAT 10:00 – 10:50           Addressing Type 1 Contributors… Teach BRAT Correctives 11:00 – 11:50             Identifying Type 2 Contributors (movement pattern) 13 Disconnections 12:00  – 1:00              Lunch 1:00 – 1:50                 Addressing Type 2 Contributors (motor learning […]

Client Testimonials

by Randy Sullivan
Here’s what our clients have to say about the Florida Baseball Ranch:   Parent of a High School Player ” I honestly feel like this is the best money I’ve spent on my son’s baseball training. If knowledge is power, this has been like an 800 lb gorillas. This feels like teaching my son to fish.” – Todd L. Alachua, FL High School Coach “As a high school coach attending this weekends camp, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I have been to clinics all around the south and spoken with numerous college staffs in the past about everything that […]

Chicks Dig The Long Ball

by Randy Sullivan
I was not a pitcher in college. I was a catcher at a small NCAA Division 1 School, The Citadel — the only military academy ever to make it to a college world series (of course they did it in 1990, 4 years after I graduated, but thats a different story). Actually, I began my collegiate career as a below average shortstop who couldn’t field groundballs. I moved behind the played during the fall of my junior year in college. The first game I ever caught was opening day that year against Clemson. My first two Division 1 at bats came with […]