Baseball Greats To Appear At Santa Monica Symposium To Share Secrets On How To Make It Safely To The Big Leagues

Elevate Physical Therapy & Fitness Hosts Heavy Hitters To Give Parents, Coaches And Players Valuable Guidance

Legendary Major League Baseball (MLB) players Tommy John and Tom House along with sports writer & author Jeff Passan, Dr. Kristofer Jones MD, and Dr. Anthony Ware DPT, join Kansas City Royals Director of Pro Scouting Gene Watson on Tuesday June 7, 2016 from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at ELEVATE Physical Therapy & Fitness in Santa Monica.

This baseball gold-star industry panel—together for the first time—will share tips and personal insights to guide parents and young players on how to avoid injury; how to stay competitive when injured; how to find rehabilitation strategies that work—as well as how to stand out to scouts for scholarships and tickets to ‘The Big Show’.  A question and answer period will follow the panel discussion.  Appetizers and refreshments will also be offered.

“We’re beyond excited to have this all-star baseball panel here! As former college athletes and physical therapists, not to mention moms to our own youth athletes, we are particularly passionate about injuries to this population.  These injuries often come at a critical juncture in these kids’ lives—dashing their hard-fought dreams of becoming college and professional players,” says Meredith Soelberg, PT, DPT, MBA, and Brooke Mitchell, PT, DPT, owners of ELEVATE Physical Therapy & Fitness.

“We’re thrilled to be able to give back to our community.  Our hope is to have parents, players and coaches take away critical insights into raising healthy players, and glean baseball secrets of success from the best in the business,” Drs. Soelberg and Mitchell added.

Tickets are $20 each. For questions, or to reserve your spot for this amazing event that is open for the whole family, call 424-322-8585 or email

Meet our Expert Panel: 

Dr. Kristofer Jones, MD

Also a former college athlete, Dr. Jones is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon at UCLA who specializes in sports-related musculoskeletal injuries of the shoulder, elbow and knee. 

He understands the unique demands and concerns faced by athletes at all levels of participation, and has a special interest in minimally invasive, joint preservation procedures. 

THE Tommy John, Former MLB Pitcher 

A former pitcher in Major League Baseball, his 288 career victories rank as the seventh highest total among left-handers in major league history. He is also known for the revolutionary “Tommy John surgery,” which was performed on a damaged ligament in his pitching arm. Despite his injury, well over half of John’s career wins came after his surgery.

He will be joined by his son, Dr. Tommy John. Their mission is to help reduce the number of namesake surgeries and preserve young athletes’ arms. 

Gene Watson, KC Royals Scouting

Now the Director of the Kansas City Royals Scouting, Gene is in his 10th full season with the Royals. He has over 20 years of experience scouting Major League Baseball, the minor leagues, and the Dominican, Venezuelan and Mexican leagues. He is a major contributor to the Play Ball Initiative, which provides resources on best practices for baseball related health and safety for the youth player.

Dr. Anthony Ware, DPT and Detroit Tigers Player

A former player for the Detroit Tigers, Dr. Anthony Ware is a physical therapist at Providence Saint John’s Health Center’s Performance Therapy, where he specializes in both orthopedics and sports physical therapy.

Tom House, Former MLB Pitcher, Author, and USC Pitching Coach 

Considered by many to be the “Father of Modern Pitching Mechanics,” Tom has been an MLB player, a pitching coach, and has dedicated the last 15 years of his life to performing research on all aspects of pitching.  He is also the founder of the National Pitching Association and a motivational force for many young pitchers today.

Jeff Passan, Author of  NYT Bestseller  “The Arm” 

Author of New York Times Bestseller “The Arm, Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports,” an exposé on the incredible value of pitchers and the elbow ligament injuries that are sending teenagers and major leaguers alike to undergo surgery. He explores the injury crisis and what can be done.

Media Contact
Company Name: ELEVATE PT & Fitness
Contact Person: Meredith Soelberg
Phone: 424-322-8585
Address:1505 11th Street
City: Santa Monica
State: CA
Country: United States