Membership Spotlight: Alek Diffendaffer

Alek Diffendaffer is from Colorado and currently works at the American Sports Medicine Institute as a Sports Biomechanist. In his current role, he runs the motion capture lab and leads the data capture, data processing, and data interpretation for athletes injury prevention and performance enhancement. He is passionate about baseball and sports, and feels very […]

MLB Membership Spotlight: Ethan Stewart

Following in the steps from last week, this membership spotlight is also a member of the Major League Baseball community. Ethan Stewart is the Player Performance Facilitator for the Baltimore Orioles. Along with wortking a full-time job, he is also finishing his PhD. Ethan is currently a doctoral candidate in Neuromechanics/Biomechanics from Mississippi State University. […]

MLB Membership Spotlight: Will Vandenberg

As Major League spring training is coming to a close, we wanted to highlight a member of ABBS who also works in the MLB. To start off this membership spotlight, here is a quote from Will on how spring training has been going. “Spring training has been unusual this year for sure. In a normal […]

Membership Spotlight: Taylor Cortright

Taylor Cortright grew-up in Buffalo, NY and is currently a Physical Therapist at UBMD. For her current role as a Physical Therapist, she treats functional mobility impairments in an outpatient orthopedic setting. Her love of baseball came from her husband, who was a professional baseball pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles and Miami Marlins organizations and […]

Membership Spotlight: Tina Stefanovic

Tina was born in Serbia, which is a small country in Eastern Europe, in a city called Cacak. Although she spent most of her childhood there, she moved to the US right after high school. Thanks to an athletic and academic scholarship, She got the opportunity to play volleyball and pursue her undergraduate studies at […]

Member Updates and Information

Hello Everyone, We have received some questions regarding the posting of the video from the ISBS/ABBS Baseball & Softball session. We are currently waiting for ISBS to send us the link. Once we have the link we will notify everyone that it has been posted on our website. Just a reminder, the SABR virtual conference […]

ABBS State of the Society

What a dull year 2020 has been. Nothing unusual. We all wish that were the case, but of course Covid-19 turned our world upside down. I hope you and your family are doing well this holiday season. Here’s wishing for a better year in 2021 for us all. The purpose of this email is to […]

Role of Lumbo-pelvic Control in Pitching

By: Hillary Plummer, PhD, ATC It is no secret that elbow injuries have become exceedingly prevalent in baseball pitchers. Specifically, ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) tears continue to increase. UCL injuries that require reconstruction result in significant time-loss from baseball participation and rates of return to competition range from 68% to 94%.1-6 Despite increased awareness in […]


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