It can now be called the “Holy Land of Korean Baseball. Players continue to visit Yokohama, Japan.

NC Dinos’ Koo Chang-mo and 먹튀검증 Lotte Giants’ Noh Jin-hyuk and Chung Hoon are undergoing rehabilitation at the Iijima Osteopathic Center in Japan.

The center is commonly known as the Iijima Rehabilitation Center, but the correct name is the Iijima Osteopathic Center. I first became acquainted with Korean baseball players through Jeong Min-chul when he was playing for Yomiuri in 2000.

It became more famous when former manager Kim Sung-geun used it to rehabilitate many players during his SK Wyverns (now SSG Landers) dynasty. Other teams began sending their players there as well.

More than 20 years later, it’s still as popular as ever. Over the years, it has accumulated a list of players like Kim Tae-gyun, Jang Kae-yong, Jo In-sung, Lee Bum-ho, Min Byung-heon, Jeong Soo-bin, Lee Jung-hoo, and Gu Ji-ruk who have been there. After a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a resurgence of interest in Korean baseball, starting with the KIA Tigers’ Na Sung-beom and Kim Do-young earlier this year. Lotte’s Hwang Sung-bin also made an early return after traveling to the country in May.

The low-frequency electrotherapy machine used by the Ijima clinic is an ordinary device that has been introduced to Korea. Athletes receive electrotherapy twice a day, in the morning and afternoon, and rest the rest of the time.

The baseball world explains that “the players want it. Players who have tried it say, “It’s definitely different. It’s hard to ignore the fact that players say, “It’s definitely different. It works.” There is a strong belief that it is effective in relieving pain and speeding up recovery, which players are particularly sensitive to. Earlier, KIA coach Kim Jong-guk also said, “I wonder how different it is,” but head coach Jin Gap-yong recommended, “It definitely works. He must have his own specialized know-how.”

Above all, the players’ desperation to return to the field is the key 토토꽁포인트. Athletes are desperate to get back on the field quickly. The clubs and players want to get the best treatment possible.

Noh Jin-hyuk and Chung Hoon, who left for Japan on the 18th, are scheduled to return home on the 24th. Lotte explained that the treatment at Ijima’s clinic aims to relieve fractures and muscle pain through electrical stimulation.

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