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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Clinically speaking, the thoracic outlet is the region from the nerve roots that exit the cervical spine to the lower border of the axilla. The outlet is bordered by several muscles of the cervical spine, first rib, upper trapezius muscle, and clavicle among others....

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Exercising in Warm Temperatures

Exercising in Warm Temperatures

Summer has finally arrived and with that comes longer days and higher temperatures. The summer months are great to get outside and shake off those winter blues. Popular summer activities such as running, hiking, and biking are great ways to exercise but how can we...

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If You’re Not Sleeping, You’re Not Recovering

If You’re Not Sleeping, You’re Not Recovering

The picture you see above is my wonderful beagle, Maggie. Maggie loves to sleep and fortunately for her, has no problem falling asleep. She’s always well rested and is consistently on the prowl for any crumbs that we may sprinkle on our floor. Most people on average...

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What are the benefits of cupping?

What are the benefits of cupping?

There are a lot of benefits to cupping. The skin is a heavily vascularized tissue and as such has a constant flow of blood. Blood which carries nutrients that help your body to heal. When we apply cups to the body, we cause a localized increase in blood flow. This...

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Muscle Memory is a Myth

Muscle Memory is a Myth

Michael Jordan has made free throws with his eyes closed. Tiger Woods has made 3-foot putts with his eyes closed. This must mean that their muscles knew exactly what to do, right? To answer this question lets take a step back and look at an experiment done by Mr....

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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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