Category Archive: Injury Prevention

ACL Injury Prevention in Female Athletes

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If you have played sports for any length of time, you more than likely know of someone who has had an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, or have experienced one yourself. Statistically, females have a 4-6 times greater likelihood of an ACL injury than males participating in the same sport.1 These injuries can significantly contribute to the overall cost of healthcare in the US, with data showing that ACL injury costs are approaching $1 billion to $3 billion a year in treatment and management.2

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Tips for Preventing Common Skiing Injuries

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Skiing is a popular outdoor winter activity that we tend to hear a lot about during the Winter Olympic Games. With the Winter Olympics occurring in PyeongChang this year, it is expected that the skiing will be making headlines in the coming weeks – from discussing amazing performances to unpredictable injuries.

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Common Figure Skating Injuries

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I am a self-proclaimed Olympics junkie! I love that we get to highlight athletes of all sports and countries and come together to cheer for the USA!

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Who is at Risk for Jumper’s Knee?

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Sports that involve high levels of running and jumping can leave athletes at increased risk for certain injuries. Basketball is an example of a sport that can predispose athletes to knee pain. Several studies have shown that the knee is the most common site of injury reported in adolescent basketball players, both male and female.1,2

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Best Sleeping Positions for your Neck and Back

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In my experience as a physical therapist, one of the most common reasons patients seek out physical therapy is due to pain of the spine. Although certain factors related to neck or back pain are outside of our control (such as aging or arthritis), there are many factors that we do have influence over – including sleeping position.

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Winter Workouts: Cold Weather Considerations

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Winter is here and the weather is cold and snowy, but your workouts do not have to stop. Cold weather athletes participate in events that include skiing, cold weather running and triathlons.

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Tips to Help Student Athletes Reach Peak Performance

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The Fall sport season is right around the corner! With the start of a new school year and a new sports team, the beginning of the season can be tough. Regardless of what sport is being played, there are many factors that can help student athletes have a great tryout and season, including the four tips outlined below.

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Heating Up: Exercising in the Heat

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Summer has arrived and so has the heat. As you continue exercising this summer, remember to protect your body from injury due to overheating. When the environmental temperature rises, the body has increased difficulty cooling itself through its normal means.  Heat stroke from exercise is one of the three leading causes of sudden death in sports activities.1

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10 Side Effects of Prolonged Sitting

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Our children do it at school, many of us do it at work, most of us do it while commuting, and too many of us also do it recreationally. What is that magic “it?”  If you guessed sitting then you hit the nail on the head.

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Debut Marathoner: 3 Ways to Prevent Training Injuries

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Training for your first marathon can be a daunting task – not only do you have to build up your stamina, but you also have to do so while keeping your body healthy enough for the next training session.

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