Tip of the Week: Stretching

Stretch!  Stretching, when done properly, can help increase circulation, digestion, and can help ease achy muscles while increasing flexibility.   To stretch properly ease your body into position until you feel a stretch and try to hold for approx. 25 seconds. Dynamic stretching involves a …

Read full blog post Posted on 24/04/2014

Tip of the Week: Healthy Skin

Cracks in the skin, blisters, and athlete’s foot are common athlete issues. Take care of your feet by using moisturizer at night before bed then sprinkling them with baby powder in the morning before you put on your socks and shoes for the …

Read full blog post Posted on 17/04/2014

Tip of the Week: Medications

Clean out the medicine cabinet.  Check the dates on your prescriptions and OTC medications.  Medications should be stored in a cool, dry, dark area, such as a kitchen cabinet or linen closet.  If medications are exposed to heat, light, and humidity (such as …

Read full blog post Posted on 10/04/2014

Preventing Baseball Overuse Injuries

An overuse injury occurs when the joint receives too much stress from a physical activity. Children and teens are more at risk of these injuries because their bones and muscles are still developing. The common types of shoulder overuse injuries in throwing athletes include: Bursitis: …

Read full blog post Posted on 08/04/2014

Tip of the Week: Injury Prevention for Runners

Plan at least 1 day off per week from a particular sport to allow the body to recover. If you are a beginner distance runner, increase your miles gradually in order to prevent injuries. When you strengthen the hips—the abductors, adductors, and gluteus maximus—you increase …

Read full blog post Posted on 27/03/2014

Tip of the Week: Staying Hydrated

To help get the right amount of water, try this! 2 glasses when you wake up, 1 glass before lunch, 1 glass before dinner, and 1 glass about an hour before bed. To check your hydration status look at the color of your urine. …

Read full blog post Posted on 20/03/2014

Tip of the Week: Adding Foam Rolling to Your Training

Current research and clinical experience suggest adding foam rolling to your pre-workout warm-up. Foam rolling acts as a self-massage to the target muscles, helping to increase flexibility without hindering performance. Combine foam rolling with both static and dynamic stretching for optimal effect.

Read full blog post Posted on 13/03/2014

Patellar Tendinitis

Patellar Tendinitis What is it? Patellar tendinitis, also known as jumper’s knee, is inflammation of the patellar tendon. This is a common condition in athletes due to the repetitive nature of most sports. Common Symptoms • Pain and tenderness, located just below the knee cap (patella) • Decreased …

Read full blog post Posted on 13/03/2014

Turf Toe

Turf Toe What is it? Turf toe is a hyperextension injury of the metatarsal-phalangeal (MTP) joint of the first toe. It usually happens when the foot is pointed and planted on the ground and then forcibly pushed further. Sign and symptoms • Pain, swelling, and redness/bruising at …

Read full blog post Posted on 06/03/2014

Methicillin-resisitant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (mrsa) What is it? MRSA is a type of “Staph” infection that stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus.  Usually Staphyloccocus (or Staph, for short) are carried on the skin and nose of healthy people and do not cause infections.  Occasionally Staph can cause …

Read full blog post Posted on 01/03/2014