The Benefits of Cross-Training

You might be an avid runner in very good condition but have back pain every time you pick up your child. Maybe you do a lot of weight-bearing activities but can’t make it once around the block while riding bikes with your family. Cross-training can be extremely beneficial for both the elite athlete and the weekend warrior. Runners use their … Read More

Helmet Safety and Football-Related Concussions

When it comes to sports with the most concussions, football takes a real hit. And not professional: 47 percent of all reported sports concussions occurred during high school football. It’a common knowledge that a well-fitted helmet is important in aiding against concussions. However, testing standards for football helmets only recently included concussion prevention as part of the equation. With concussion … Read More

Does neck strength affect your risk of concussions?

Proper technique and well-fitted equipment are two of the most important factors in concussion prevention. But new research has surged that neck strength may have an impact in preventing head injuries as well. The theory behind this is that stronger neck muscles will help cushion against and decrease the linear and rotational forces that cause concussions. In a study by … Read More

Safety During Winter Sports

Becoming injured during winter sports can put a damper on an already snowy season. Learn how to keep the fun in winter and be safe during this cold time of year. Dress properly – Wearing multiple layers of loose, water and wind resistant clothing can provide warmth and protection. Layers allow you to accommodate your body’s ever-changing temperature. Make sure to wear … Read More

Are Your Shoes Causing Foot Pain?

Often we think of pain as a result of injury, overexertion, or a pre-existing condition, but have you ever considered that your foot pain may be avoidable? Shoe choice is a major component of foot health, despite it often being overlooked. Whether you already have foot problems or are currently experiencing pain, take a look at these tips for picking … Read More

Bone Health for Children

When it comes to keeping children healthy, every parent knows that good nutrition and exercise are important. But did you know that these are also key elements to achieving good bone health? Forming good bone health habits as a child better determines skeletal health as they grow older. Strong bones are best built in adolescence as the body continues to … Read More

Arthritis in Cold Weather: Is it Just a Myth?

Roughly 46 million Americans suffer from arthritis. Though scientific evidence is conflicting, many of those afflicted with arthritis complain of the weather’s impact on their symptoms. As winter approaches, could your joint pain worsen? There are many possible reasons for arthritis to feel as though it’s acting up. Pressure – When barometric pressure decreases (associated with poor weather), inflamed tissue … Read More

The Five Most Common Sports Injuries

Sports-related injuries do not only occur in athletes. In fact, the majority of these conditions result from “weekend warriors” who do too much too soon after a week of sedentary work. Whether a strain, sprain, or muscle tear, your these common injuries can be avoided if you know how to prevent them beforehand. While some injuries occur outside of our … Read More

Athletes and Achilles Tendonitis

The Achilles tendon connects your calf muscles to your heel bone. It is the largest tendon in the body and is used during walking, running and jumping. Though it is incredibly resilient to great stress, this tendon is also prone to tendonitis, a condition associated with overuse and degeneration. Achilles tendonitis (sometimes referred to as Achilles tendinopathy) is an inflammation … Read More