Baseball Performance Podcast #1 – Steve Smith PT, LA Dodgers

by | Jul 18, 2016 | Podcasts | 0 comments

In the first edition of the Baseball Performance Podcast, we had a chance to sit down with Steve Smith, Major League Physical Therapist of the Los Angeles Dodgers. It was really great to chat with Steve who brings a unique perspective on what it’s like to manage athletes at the Major League level. We hope to chat with him again soon!

In this episode we discuss:


  • Jeff Passan’s new book, “The Arm”
  • The Tommy John “epidemic”, and the culture of pain in baseball
  • Why UCL injuries are complex, emergent phenomenon, and can’t be boiled down to “poor” mechanics
  • Why there needs to be a bigger focus in baseball on building capacity and monitoring daily physical and mental readiness
  • The importance of assessing before intervening
  • The challenges faced when working at the Major League level
  • The benefits of working in an interdisciplinary team

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