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Pros and Cons of Wearing a Brace During Sports

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

When watching sporting events on TV, it is not uncommon to see an athlete wearing a brace – typically on the ankle or knee. Oftentimes the athlete is wearing the brace because they were previously injured and returning to active play. This could lead one to wonder why all athletes don’t wear braces to prevent injury. There is a lot of information out there about the use of braces in athletics, so let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons.

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Will Injuries Impact Super Bowl LIII?

Posted on by Athletico

Super Bowl LIII will take place this Sunday when New England takes on Los Angeles. Both teams have dealt with injuries to key players over the course of their respective playoff runs. The question is – will any of these injuries have a significant impact on the outcome of the game? Let’s dive a little deeper and take a look!  Read More

A Team Approach to Concussion Care for Hockey Players

Posted on by Concussion Team at Athletico

By Andrew Wyman, MS, ATC, ITAT and Kathryn Semlow, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT

It is no secret that the topic of concussions is at the forefront of athletics these days. With the Ice Hockey season already underway at the professional and youth levels, it is important to keep an eye on players following collisions, hits into the boards and impacts on the ice for possible concussions.

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Stretches to Improve Flexibility for Wrestlers

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

Wrestling is a sport that requires practice, discipline and an incredible amount of strength as well as flexibility. Let’s take a closer look at some of the best stretches wrestlers can perform to enhance this flexibility and decrease their risk of injury.

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Common Wrestling Injuries and Treatment Options

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

Wrestling is one of the world’s oldest sports. Since wrestling season is getting underway, let’s take a quick moment to look at some common injuries that can impact wrestlers:

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Nutrition Tips for the Teenage Athlete

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

During the school year it is common for teenage athletes to find their schedules jammed packed with class, homework, practice and competition. When students are this busy, eating can be overlooked. Sometimes meals are skipped or home-cooked meals are substituted for fast food while running from one practice to another. Proper nutrition is important as the food we eat becomes the fuel for our bodies.

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The Emotional Impact of Injuries

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

As much as we would like to prevent injuries, they do occur. In an ideal world, an injury would not disrupt our regular activities or participation in sport. But many times injuries lead to shifts in our regular activities. For many athletes, this injury can trigger an emotional and mental response.

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4 Common Volleyball Injuries and Treatment Options

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

Volleyball is a fun sport for kids and adults and can be played both indoors and outdoors. However, like most sports, injuries can occur. Read below to learn about some of the most common injuries for the sport and ways to treat them.

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