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What are the Benefits of Cupping?

What are the Benefits of Cupping?

There are a lot of benefits of 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

Is muscle memory real? 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...

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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?

The question of "Should young athletes lift weights?" seems like the question of the hour. 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...

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How to prevent ACL injuries

How to prevent ACL injuries

To learn how to prevent ACL injuries, understanding the anatomy is crucial. 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...

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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 should you do if you sprain your ankle?

What should you 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?

Shoulder 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...

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