Sports Injury Spotlight: Head Injuries

Concussions are certainly nothing to take lightly. While they get a lot of bad press revolving around professional athletes, it’s well-deserved. Head injuries take more than just a week off the field to get you fully recovered. Head injuries like concussions happen most regularly with high-impact athletics; think football. The trauma that occurs can create serious damage, and if not … Read More

Identifying & Preventing Running Injuries

Running is a fantastic cardiovascular exercise that allows for strengthening the body while improving mental health. However, the continuous motion can be hard on bones and joints, causing injury to occur. So how can avid runners prevent pain and keep on running? The 3D Gait Analysis from Holland Hospital redefines the standards in running injury prevention. The technology uses three infrared cameras combined … Read More

Health Highlight: Women’s Injuries

It’s a scientific fact: men’s and women’s bodies operate and perform differently. So it’s time to discuss how injuries may affect females differently and risk factors women specifically should look out for. Stress fractures occur when the bone is getting broken down quicker than our body can repair it. These fractures can harm the strength of the bone and the rebuilding … Read More

Recovery Round Up: Physical Therapy

With exercise and sports activities comes risk for injury. While we never anticipate it happening, following the right procedure afterwards can be instrumental to how quickly you fully recover. And that process starts with physical therapy. Most athletic injuries do not require surgery, but they usually require a series of rehabilitation. Physical therapy is not only going to help fix the current injury, … Read More

Summer Exercise

Summer is an excellent time to start a regular exercise regime. Exercising doesn’t feel like exercise when the weather’s nice, the sun is out, and your neighborhood is bustling with people and activity. If there was ever a time to start working on your fitness, the time is summer. While running, cycling, or strength training are good any time of the year, … Read More

Sports Injury Spotlight: Lower Back Pain in Cyclists

Cycling is an excellent way to exercise, for those young and old. But lower back pain is a common cycling injury that is not often discussed, and it can affect individuals of all ages. People usually think of cycling as a leg-based exercise; an activity that is relatively low impact. While this is true, the cycling motion can also greatly … Read More

The Importance of Stretching

Whether due to time constraints or simply not thinking it’s necessary, stretching is often overlooked as an important element of both a workout and of everyday life. But the truth is there are immense benefits from stretching for your mind and body. Stretching is key to improving both your posture and flexibility. It can restore balance to the body and … Read More

Sports Injury Spotlight: Foot & Ankle Injuries in Soccer Players

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world—both to watch and play. More than 265 million people worldwide play soccer. It’s a sport that appeals to a wide range of people, no matter their location, gender, age, or income. Because it is such a fast-paced, high-impact sport, soccer players are also very prone to injuries, especially those of the … Read More