Concussions and Soccer: Tackling the Issue Head-On

More high school soccer players had concussions in 2010 than basketball, baseball, wrestling, and softball players combined, according to the Center for Injury Research and Policy. Concussions accounted for 34 percent of all injuries in boys’ soccer competitions and 30 percent in girls’ soccer for the 2011-12 school year While headers are most commonly thought of as the largest risk for … Read More

Fall-ing Back in Shape

So you didn’t stick to your summer workout plan as much as you wanted to. Just because the hot weather is leaving doesn’t mean your exercise goals have to leave also! Fall is the perfect time to start a fitness program and get back in shape, and you’re more likely to create good habits that’ll stick out the winter months. … Read More

Common Running Mistakes in Beginners

Running can be a rewarding, lifelong activity for people of all ages. Its health and wellness benefits are numerous, and the fact that it requires minimal equipment means just about everyone can participate. Often the hardest part for new runners is taking that first stride. To ensure a safe and effective starter training program, be careful to avoid these common … Read More

Overuse Injuries in Football Players

Fall is just around the corner and with this cooler weather comes one of America’s most popular sports: football. As more and more young athletes participate in this sport, an increasing number of football-related injuries are sustained. While traumatic injuries and concussions occur most often, overuse injuries are also extremely prevalent in football players. These develop slowly over time due … Read More

Anterior Hip Replacement: Return to Activity

Your anterior approach procedure will help you return to an active lifestyle without the pain, but it will take time to do so. Ensuring a successful outcome involves several careful steps and patience. For the first few days after the operation, you will want to take it easy, but also balance that rest with beginning activity. The anterior approach is … Read More

Rotator Cuff Injuries in Tennis Players

Tennis courts fill up during the summer with people of all ages and all skill levels. Because of the repetitive nature of tennis, both casual players and pros alike are at risk for shoulder injuries. Because of the shoulder’s wide range of motion, ligaments are muscles are under great stress during a match. It is important to target both external … Read More

PCL Tears and Treatment

The posterior cruciate ligament or PCL consists of tough bands of tissue that connects the thighbone to your shinbone. While the PCL is larger and stronger than the ACL – and therefore is torn less often – 20 percent of knee injuries are attributed to this ligament. Sports such as baseball and softball are common causes of PCL injuries. Falling … Read More

Water Sports Safety

When summer comes around on the lakeshore, many hit the water for their warm weather activities. Whether it’s boating, tubing, waterskiing, swimming, or wakeboarding, it’s important to remember key tips to keep your summer fun and safe. Proper training – both by sports instructors and doing strength training on your own – will help you feel confident in activities like … Read More