Busan - Softball
Ann is a Senior second baseman on the softball team. She has been
battling a right shoulder problem since she came to Stockton as
a freshman in 2001. After suffering a subsequent injury to that
shoulder in May of 2003, she began to have problems with throwing.
She underwent surgery to fix a Labral tear and repair the multidirectional
instability on May 14, 2004. Dr. Stephen Zabinski performed the
surgery at Shore Memorial Hospital.
Mary Ann has done rehab on her right shoulder since the fall of
2001. During the season, she came in on a preventive and strengthening
basis two times per week. She continued this type of rehabilitation
through her sophomore year. At the end of this season she suffered
an injury to her right shoulder while fielding ground balls.
When she returned to Stockton to begin to play fall ball, she was
with throwing. She was referred to see Dr. Zabinski at this time.
She was diagnosed with Instability Syndrome with rotator cuff tendonitis.
She had a MRI to rule out a labral tear, which came up negative
at the time. She decided to continue to play through the season
focusing on rehabilitation and strengthening. At this time Maryanne
was coming in for rehab three days per week focusing on rotator
cuff and scapular muscular strengthening. She began a slow return
to throwing following a throwing protocol.
In April of 2004 Mary Ann then injured her left shoulder
while diving for a ground ball during a game. She heard and felt
a "pop" when this happened and in turn suffered a subluxation of
her left shoulder. She again saw Dr. Zabinski and began rehab on
her left shoulder while continuing rehab on her right.
The surgery on her right shoulder was completed in May, 2004. After
Mary Ann began physical therapy at NovaCare at home on June 21,
2004, 3 times per week until August 5, 2004. At 14 weeks post-op,
when she returned to school, she continued her rehab at Stockton
4 times per week which focused on strengthening and shoulder plyometrics.
She was limited in both internal and external shoulder rotation
as well as shoulder flexion. She began a throwing program three
times per week. She was cleared to bat on October 14, 2004 and she
continued with her rehab and throwing program. She was cleared by
Dr. Zabinski on January 27, 2005. She continued to progress throwing
every other day 45 times at a maximum of 60 feet. She was able to
throw four times per week beginning on February 23, 2005 and when
the Spring Break trip came in March, she was able to throw without
Ann continued to complete her rehab during the spring of this year.
She worked on keeping both shoulders strong. She came in three days
per week and only suffered a minor setback presenting with impingement
like symptoms mid-way through the season. Being diligent with her
rehab helped rectify this problem. She played the rest of the season
with no problems.
This year Mary Ann moved to play at second base after previously
playing third base to shorten her throw and protect her shoulder.
Here she posted excellent stats with a .923 fielding percentage.
At the plate she finished fourth on the team as she batted .319
with 91 at-bats, 29 hits, 9 runs, and 8 RBI. She started all 38
games this season at second base.