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What is Dynamic Warm Up and Should I Be Doing It?

January 20th, 2018

Working out is essential to a healthy lifestyle. A strong workout should push your body to the limit, helping you to stay in shape by burning calories and toning muscles. But the workout itself is only part of the equation when it comes to keeping your body healthy and in shape. You need to prepare

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Biomechanics/Functional Anatomy behind ACL tears – Risk Factors

January 16th, 2018

ACL Anatomy – The ACL extends from the lateral femoral condyle to the anterior medial aspect of the tibia. This ligament contributes to knee stability via passive restraint, specifically through prevention of the tibia from anteriorly translating on the femur and through limiting rotational, varus, and valgus stresses at the knee joint. In addition to

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4 Workout Recovery Tips for to Ensure Peak Athletic Performance

January 10th, 2018

Any coach or physical therapist can tell you that the difference between a so-so season and a one at which you’re operating at peak performance is the care you give to recovery. Whether it’s a long run, a grueling practice or a tough game, heavy physical activity puts a strain on your muscles, joints and

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What is an ACL Injury Prevention Program and why is it an important component to incorporate in athlete workouts?

January 9th, 2018

A tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a common injury that occurs in athlete’s and can jeopardize an athlete’s athletic future. This is a devastating injury requiring many months of intense and painful rehabilitation and an interruption in sports participation. Post-operative rehabilitation can take 6-9 months, delaying return to sport and in some

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IMPINGEMENT SYNDROME: Techniques for injury prevention

January 3rd, 2018

First and foremost, there are many reasons your shoulder can hurt. Shoulder Impingement is only one example of common pathology amongst overhead athletes (i.e., quarterbacks and pitchers), weightlifters, and CrossFitters. The shoulder as a component of the upper extremity is similar to the hip within the lower extremity in terms of degrees of freedom and

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Foot position found to have relationship with shoulder pain in throwing athletes!

October 11th, 2017

Can foot position really affect shoulder pain in throwing athletes?   *Flat-foot/Over-pronated foot: An over-pronated foot is a hypermobile foot that leads to lack of a rigid lever at push-off, and causes a collapse of the medial arch. Why does this matter? Every time your foot hits the ground, you are absorbing an equal and opposite

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Carbs. Why You Need Them to Sustain an Active Lifestyle

August 10th, 2017

  Eat less, move more. That is the weight loss mantra, the key to success, the secret to the obesity riddle that has left too many people unhealthy and uncomfortable for far too long. The problem is that diet and exercise aren’t that simple to figure out individually; and they tend to become really complicated when

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Lower Cross Syndrome: More than Bad Posture

June 28th, 2017

Sitting for long periods of time in our daily lives has lead to a shortening of our hip flexor muscles over time.  Even athletes who do not spend much of their day sitting can have trouble with their lower back if they perform an exercise incorrectly over time or overwork certain areas of their body.

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Hunched Over Your Desk? Upper Crossed Syndrome Explained

May 10th, 2017

If your mother is constantly telling you to stand up straight, if you find yourself with shoulder pain after a long day at work, or if you notice you are developing a hunchback, chances are you have Upper Crossed Syndrome (UCS).  UCS is actually a muscle imbalance in the head and shoulders that is often

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4 Common Running Injuries and How to Treat Them

May 1st, 2017

Running is a great way to improve your health and stay in shape. Unfortunately, there are several types of sports injuries frequently associated with running. The following are 4 common running injuries and the best ways to treat them.   Shin Splints Nearly every runner has experienced inflammation and pain in the tendons and muscles

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