Subluxation vs. Dislocation

The terms dislocation and subluxation refer to the displacement of bones that form a joint. These conditions affecting the joint most often result from trauma that causes adjoining bones to no longer align with each other. A partial or incomplete dislocation is called …

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Overuse Injuries

What is it? Overuse injuries are injuries caused by microtrauma* that occur over time. How do they happen? The body has an incredible ability to adapt to stress. In this case stresses pertain to that of a physical nature. Tiny; continuous tears or stretches, coupled with …

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Off Season Training

The off-season too often becomes a time of complete rest for youth athletes. While everyone needs rest and recovery time from the mental and physical stresses of a playing season, the off-season does not mean an athlete should not train. But if the …

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Cold Weather Conditions

As a coach, cold weather conditions are something to be concerned about. Being able to recognize the signs and symptoms of the following cold weather illness and conditions will help protect your athletes in during the cold seasons. Download full PDF.

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Asthmatic Conditions

What is asthma? A condition triggered by allergens, exercise or both, in which the airways swell and narrow resulting in coughing, wheezing, and difficulty breathing. Asthma conditions range from being a mild nuisance to potentially having life threatening effects. Download full PDF.

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Tip of the Week: Beat the Winter Blues

GET SUNLIGHT! Natural sun light not only provides us with natural vitamin D but has also been shown to improve mood . Easy ways to get sunlight: open windows shades, sit near the window in a restaurant, and spend time outdoors. Exercise! Physical activity …

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Strain vs. Sprain

Injuries occur every day in athletics. Soft tissue injuries account for a majority of all sports injuries. These include trauma to the muscles and their tendons, skin, joint capsules, ligaments and bursae. However, there is often some confusion in what the difference is …

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What is it? Rhabdomyolysis is a condition where skeletal muscle breaks down and its products release into the bloodstream. What causes this condition? It is caused by overexertion exercise, especially eccentric contractions, which is when the muscle is forced to lengthen as it contracts. Examples include …

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Dangerous Heat Index Guidelines

Children sweat less than adults which makes it harder for them to cool off when participating in activities in extreme heat. It is extremely important for coaches to take environmental conditions into consideration when scheduling and running practices during the summer and early …

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Exercise Recovery

Exercise Recovery An off-season conditioning program includes proper lifting and drill technique along with muscle recovery to ensure the athlete has reached full recovery from the previous workout. Athletes usually complain of sore muscles after working out. People typically associate this with the athlete …

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