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Head Trauma in Sports

Head Trauma in Sports

Head trauma in sports is fairly common. Approximately 2 million head injuries occur every year in US sports and out of those 300,000 are concussions. American football, ice hockey, boxing, soccer, wrestling, and cheerleading are the sports with the highest incidence...

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Should young athletes lift weights?

Should young athletes lift weights?

With the evolution of fitness more and more children and teenagers are engaging in some sort of weight lifting activities. The old days of calisthenics during gym classes are long gone. With high school sports becoming ever more competitive coaches have their student...

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How to prevent ACL injuries

How to prevent ACL injuries

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is a very strong ligament in the middle of our knee that prevents our tibia from moving forward relative to the femur. It also provides rotational stability of the knee. The ACL also shares a connection with the medial meniscus and...

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Common Throwing Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Common Throwing Injuries and How to Prevent Them

The end of March and the beginning of April usually means one thing; the beginning of Major League Baseball. This also means that High School teams are starting their season as well and in a few more weeks Little League will begin their training as well. So, lets dive...

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What you should do if you sprain your ankle?

What you should do if you sprain your ankle?

Ankle sprains are very common in the athletic population. Approximately 14% of athletic injuries are ankle sprains and I’m sure if you’re reading this you’ve probably experienced an ankle sprain. Certain sports have a higher frequency of ankle sprains that they are;...

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What is Shoulder Impingement Syndrome?

What is Shoulder Impingement Syndrome?

Impingement syndrome is the most common shoulder problem seen in athletes. This consists of irritation to the rotator cuff tendons and/or the long head of the biceps tendon. During combined shoulder movements of flexion, abduction, and rotation these tendons may...

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All supplements are not the same

All supplements are not the same

Supplements are intended to provide micronutrients that we do not consume in our normal diet. The typical American diet is being too low in fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and healthy oils, and too high in red meat, high-fat dairy products,...

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Exercising in Cold Temperatures

Exercising in Cold Temperatures

As I sit in my office writing this, it’s currently a balmy 5 degrees out with some light snow and yet I see two people cross country skiing on a trail so I wanted to write about how to protect yourself if you’re exercising in cold weather. Let’s briefly discuss what...

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