- By Mariah Zajac
Physiotherapy Associates’ Keith Kocher, PT, MOMT, FAAOMPT, and Regional Vice President, treated Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Ryan Madson for shoulder tenderness in May of 2008.
Kocher first saw Madson at his Tempe Clinic in May. Madson was experiencing shoulder tenderness during the Phillies’ spring training in Arizona. His teammate, Tom Gordon, referred him to Kocher, who helped treat him for a similar shoulder problem in the past.
In one visit, Kocher completed his consultation and set up a shoulder-specific program for Madson’s condition. “The goal was to evaluate Ryan’s shoulder pain, establish an exercise program to increase his arm health and throwing tolerance, and return to throwing without pain,” Kocher said.
In a recent Philadelphia Inquirer article, Madson credited Kocher and the team’s athletic trainers for the improvements in his shoulder’s condition. “As a baseball fan, I enjoy watching players we have rehabilitated playing again, at or above their pre-injury level,” Kocher said.