Sport Psychology

Sport Psychology: dealing with and overcoming injury Unfortunately, season and career ending injuries occur in athletics on a regular basis. Treating these injuries can be expensive and time consuming—from doctor’s appointments to x-rays and other testing to physical therapy sessions. Often times our time is …

Read full blog post Posted on 21/02/2014

Sickle Cell Disease vs Sickle Cell Trait

Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited blood disorder that affects red blood cells. People with sickle cell disease have red blood cells that contain mostly hemoglobin S, which is an abnormal hemoglobin. Sometimes these red blood cells become sickle shaped (crescent shaped) and …

Read full blog post Posted on 13/02/2014

Shin Splints

Shin Splints What is it? Shin splints is a general term for pain in the anterior (front) part of the leg. Typically, the pain is caused by repetitive microtrauma to the tibia from any number of causes: weakness of the leg muscles, inadequate shoe support, …

Read full blog post Posted on 06/02/2014


Seizures What is it? A seizure is a temporary loss of control, but not always accompanied by convulsions, unconsciousness, or both. Most common are epileptic seizures, or seizures caused by sudden abnormal electrical discharges in the brain. Doctors have described more than 30 different types …

Read full blog post Posted on 29/01/2014

Pre-game Meals

Pre-game Meals Athletes need to eat a proper meal prior to their athletic event to avoid hunger during the event, and regulate their blood sugar. It helps the athlete psychologically when they keep the same pre-game routine.

Read full blog post Posted on 17/01/2014

Syndesmotic (high) Ankle Sprain

Syndesmotic (high) Ankle Sprain What is it? The term “high ankle sprain” is often used in athletic settings, but is not well understood by many athletes, coaches, and parents. A high ankle sprain is a syndesmotic sprain. It is an injury to the distal interosseous …

Read full blog post Posted on 30/12/2013

Iliotibial Band (IT Band) Syndrome

Iliotibial Band (IT band) Syndrome What is it? A thick band of tissue that connects a muscle on the outer thigh to the outside of the knee What causes this condition? Beginning a new workout routine or increasing activity too quickly, flat feet, high arches, running on …

Read full blog post Posted on 22/12/2013


Concussions What is a concussion? A concussion is an injury to the brain that causes temporary interference with your brain’s normal functioning. A violent blow to the head, such as can be sustained in a car accident or a sports collision, can cause the brain …

Read full blog post Posted on 13/12/2013

Hamstring Strains

Hamstring Strains What is it? A muscle strain is the result of an injury which damages the muscle or attaching tendon. Typically the injury is the result of excess stress/stretching placed on the muscle during lifting, sport, or even everyday activity. Muscles strains are classified into …

Read full blog post Posted on 18/11/2013


Diabetes Diabetes is a disease that affects the way the body uses glucose. Glucose is a sugar that the body uses as its main source of fuel. The pancreas is a gland in your body that produces insulin. Insulin regulates glucose getting out of …

Read full blog post Posted on 20/10/2013