ImPACT Concussion Testing

Dr. Courtney Erickson-Adams, Primary Care Sports Medicine physician at Bone & Joint Center, is a Credentialed ImPACT Consultant (CIC). ImPACT or Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing is a computerized neurocognitive test that evaluates how a brain functions after an injury, such as a concussion.  The ImPACT exam measures a few different things, the first being visual function. As 70 … Read More

Hamstring Strains: What They Are and What to Do About Them

Although common, hamstring injuries can prevent you from enjoying your favorite activities or sports. They frequently occur in athletes, especially those in sports that require sprinting, such as track, soccer and basketball. The hamstring muscles run down the back of the thigh and include three different muscles: semitendinosus, semimembranosus, and biceps femoris. Muscle strains are graded from a 1 (mild) … Read More

Preparing Your Home for Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement

It is important to prepare physically for your anterior approach to hip replacement surgery, but it is equally as important to make sure your home is ready as well. Because you will not be able to move around easily right away, there are several items that need to be checked to make sure your transition from hospital to home is … Read More

Joint-Friendly Exercises

Just because you suffer from joint pain or problems doesn’t mean you should stop exercising. There are many exercises and activities that burn calories without hurting your joints. Swimming is a great way to work your upper, mid and lower body muscles. It is low impact but burns calories fast. Be sure to use proper form to prevent other injuries … Read More

Concussion Discussion

Concussions are a brain injury in which the brain bangs up against the inside of the skull. This can be compared to how the egg yolk inside of an eggshell behaves when shaken. During a concussion, the brain endures a whiplash-type injury that first hits the front of the brain and then hits against the back of the skull. Concussions … Read More

NBA Discusses Concussions

In May, two players from the Golden State Warriors basketball team were cleared to play in the next game after taking a hit to the head. Both players were assessed and told that they didn’t have a concussion; however, concussion symptoms did show up the next day. This is what caused the NBA union to hire neurologists to decide if … Read More

Treat Shin Splints to Avoid Stress Fractures

The words “stress fracture” strike fear into all runners and athletes. It can mean no running for up to four to six weeks, but there are ways to prevent stress fractures. It is about listening to your body and recognizing the signs. Stress fractures are small cracks that have not yet gone completely through the bone. The shin is the … Read More

IT Band Syndrome for Runners

Most of the time pain comes from the source of an injury. However, that is not the case when it comes to Iliotibial Band Syndrome or ITBS. It is important to know the symptoms and treatment methods so you don’t have to be sidelined from running. ITBS is one of the most common overuse injuries among runners. The IT band … Read More

Post-Concussion Syndrome

Though an athlete may be cleared to play following a concussion recovery, there is a chance that some symptoms will linger. Post-concussion syndrome (PCS) does not occur in every patient, and it is unknown why some develop the condition and others do not. It may take weeks for PCS symptoms to appear. The condition is diagnosed when a person who … Read More

The Health Risks of Overtraining Female Athletes: The Female Triad

Body weight is a split issue when comparing male and female athletes. When training, males are trying to bulk up while females are trying to slim down. Males consume more calories while working out, while females try to cut calories while workout. This practice can be problematic for a female’s body in the long run. Cutting calories and performing activities … Read More