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Fresh from a stint at Major League Baseball Spring Training, Dr. Michael Freehill has lived the unique journey from pro baseball pitcher who required shoulder surgery to becoming a surgeon himself. Dr. Freehill, now a member of Fit Kids’ Board of Directors, specializes in shoulder and elbow health for people in all walks of life and athletes of all ages.

He serves Stanford University Athletics and Major League Baseball’s Oakland Athletics, and has been funded by Major League Baseball to study pitch counts and intensities in youth baseball players.

In this interview, Dr. Freehill discusses:

  • His unique path from pro baseball player to orthopaedic surgeon
  • How coaches and parents can contribute to keeping kids fit
  • Specific stretches, bodyweight exercises, and fitness moves using Fit Kids equipment to strengthen, protect, and promote arm health
  • General recommendations for keeping kids active and healthy.