The Baseball Performance Group exists to create a new standard in baseball health, performance, & player development.

We are dedicated to helping both athletes and coaches in the sport of baseball realize their full potential, by providing a world-class athlete experience, and unique learning opportunities for coaches, trainers & therapists.

Our Philosophy

The BPG believes that optimal performance begins with optimal preparation.

And, optimal preparation of the elite baseball player requires a comprehensive model founded in principles of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, & motor behaviour.

We understand that every athlete is unique, and thus every athlete requires an individualized approachThis starts with a thorough clinical assessment of the athlete’s health & physical fitness, injury history, joint function & movement quality, and skill-specific movement analysis.

We use this information coupled with ongoing assessments & monitoring strategies to direct targeted interventions at specific limitations to health, function, and performance. Depending on the athlete’s needs, this may include manual therapy, joint preparation, specific strength enhancement, or biomechanical adjustments.

Optimal preparation occurs when a team of professionals, unified under a singular model of health & performance, work together to deliver the best possible care.

That is the future of baseball performance.

Dr. Stephen Osterer

Co-Founder

DC, CSCS

Dr. Stephen Osterer holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University. While pitching for the Big Red baseball team he developed a strong passion for manual therapy, rehabilitation and sports performance.

The concept of combining these led him to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) where he completed a Doctorate of Chiropractic graduating Cum Laude with clinical honours. Dr. Osterer has worked with athletes ranging from the amateur to professional levels aiding them progress along the therapy to performance spectrum. He is currently an assistant instructor for the Functional Range Release course.

He currently serves as a pitching coach and athletic development consultant for a number of teams and academies in the Greater Toronto area. Dr. Osterer is a firm believer in continuing education, staying up to date on the scientific literature and constantly evolving as a practitioner.

Dr. Michael Chivers

Co-Founder

DC, FRCCS(S)

Dr. Chivers holds an Honours Bachelor of Physical Education from Brock University. Upon graduation he entered the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) where he graduated Cum Laude and with clinical honours and a Doctor of Chiropractic. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences after finishing a two year post-graduate residency program.

He has worked with athletes at the amateur, provincial, national and professional level. He consults with players in MiLB and MLB, as well as numerous baseball teams and academies in the Greater Toronto area. As well Dr. Chivers is a lead instructor for Functional Anatomy Seminars, a variety of continuing education seminars on the topics of soft tissue palpation, assessment, rehabilitation and manual therapy. He has also written numerous articles and has published papers in peer reviewed scientific journals.

Tavis Bruce

Director of Player Development

 

Tavis holds holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology and Health Science from the University of British Columbia. A two-time Academic All-Canadian, Tavis pitched for the Thunderbirds for three seasons. Tavis has coached youth and college athletes in a variety of sports including baseball, hockey, lacrosse, rowing, and track & field, including two seasons as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Total Package Hockey in London, Ontario. Tavis specializes in applying principles of exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor control, and skill acquisition to improve athletic performance. He is currently working towards improving pain literacy in sports.