There is an estimated 30-45 million school aged kids playing organized sports each year.5 Lately, there has also been a trend of young athletes training for sports at earlier ages and specializing in one sport with a goal of elite status.4 But is it healthier to play more than one sport?
May’s third stretch of the week is taken from yoga, called the Gate Pose. This stretch targets the sides of the body and inner thighs.
It seems like everywhere you turn there is a commercial, an advertisement or an article addressing women’s health issues – and for good reason. Many females experience dysfunction with the Pelvic Core Neuromuscular System (PCNS). The PCNS includes the respiratory diaphragm at the top, the abdominals at the front, the back/hip muscles at the back and the pelvic floor muscles at the bottom.4
As we gear up for summer in the Midwest, more people will turn to biking as a way to enjoy the outdoors and stay active. In fact, statistics show that bicycling is growing as a recreational sport, with a 64 percent increase in cyclists traveling to work from 2000-2012.1
For the second week of May we will be performing the Bosu® Ball Half Splits Stretch! Remember a Bosu® Ball is being used for added core stability and strength, but you certainly can do this stretch (and all of May’s weekly stretches) without one.
We are midway through spring and most of us have already had a taste of warm, summer-like temperatures.
After four months of winter, it is not a surprise that these warmer temperatures make most of us want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Although it is not quite warm enough for going to the beach or pool just yet, there are many other activities that can get you up and moving outdoors, including the eight featured below:
Some of the greatest comeback stories never show up in the sport’s section. At Athletico, our physical therapists help people overcome pain and discomfort so they can get back to doing the things they love.
For the month of May we are adding a stability component to our weekly stretch. This month we will be using a Bosu® Ball! If you don’t have one available, you can still do all of these stretches without one. The Bosu® Ball will just be adding a bit of core strength to the stretches.
How many times would you estimate that you check your smartphone every day? Twenty? Thirty? Forty? Fifty times or possibly more?
Janine Palino, MOTS
University of St. Augustine
Occupational therapy helps people of all ages participate in the activities and tasks that are meaningful to them. These tasks range from washing hair and getting dressed to gardening and playing tennis.