Category Archive: balance training

Balance Awareness Week: Get the Stats (Infographic)

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Many people suffer from balance problems, with the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) reporting that four in 10 Americans will experience an episode of dizziness significant enough to send them to a doctor sometime in their lives

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Exercises for an ACL Injury

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Have you ever injured or torn your ACL ligament? We’ve got the exercises and stretches for you! Athletico’s Dave Heidloff ATC, NASM-PES, FMS, provides stretches for athletes or anyone suffering from an ACL injury. Stretches are provided for anyone dealing with an ACL injury, specifically for those preparing for surgery or returning from surgery. Watch Dave’s exercises for an ACL injury below: (more…)

Deep Sea Fishing: 7 Tips for Prevention of Low Back Pain

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Fish on! Hook up! Fresh one! These are all common phrases to yell out when your reel is screaming and the line is taken hundreds of feet into the ocean. It is also in that moment that you may realize your back is in for a workout. (more…)

Cheerleading: 10 Ways to Prevent a Sports Related Injury

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Cheerleading: 10 Ways to Prevent a Sports Related Injury

Cheerleading takes athleticism. The sport necessitates strength, flexibility, endurance, and dedication.  Injury is a risk in any sport. However, several methods of prevention can be implemented to assist in avoiding injury. Below is a list of 10 ways a cheerleading related injury may be prevented. (more…)

7 Components for Effective Balance Training

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As the winter season approaches, people collectively tend to become apprehensive and cautious of potential slips and falls. It is common to see an increase in slips and falls in the winter because:

  • Icy SidewalkIce makes surfaces slippery so our feet do not have solid purchase when on the ground.
  • Snow makes the bottom of our shoes wet so when we transition from outdoor to indoor surfaces the potential for slipping and sliding on tile, linoleum, or hardwood increases without proper precautions.
  • Snow and ice cause uneven ground surfaces so we are no longer standing on a level base which is more challenging to control.
  • Snow can camouflage or hide potential tripping hazards or dangers buried beneath.
  • Things like black ice are not visible to our eye and therefore our body is not prepared to react when we step on it. (more…)
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