Swimming Injuries and Prevention

Swimming has become one of the most popular fitness activities in the United States, thanks to its low joint impact. Swimming strengthens your core, builds your balance and helps your heart. Swimming is not always fun and games; there can be many painful repercussions if your splish-splashing is not taken seriously. Most swimming injuries are caused by improper stroke techniques … Read More

Why Age Shouldn’t Stop You

Many people allow getting older prevent them from staying active. With reduced mobility, muscle and bone mass, our body becomes more reluctant to exercise regularly. According to the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health, inactive people are twice as likely to develop heart disease as those who are active. It is never too late to start physical … Read More

Labral Tears in Gymnasts

Labral tears (sometimes known as SLAP lesions or tears) are common injuries in athletes who use their shoulders predominantly. Gymnasts are no exception. The firm tissue around your shoulder socket is called the labrum – this gasket helps keep your arm bone in the shoulder socket. Labral tears can occur with sudden trauma or with repetitive, overhead activities. Ring and … Read More

Knee Injuries in Hockey Goalies

Hockey players are at risk for several contact and overuse-related injuries, and goalies are no exception. Though the 50 pounds of protective gear make a goalie the most protected player on the ice, it doesn’t completely prevent injury. The following are the most common injuries sustained by hockey goalies: Meniscal Injuries – Meniscus damage in goalies occur during a collision … Read More