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The Rotator Cuff: What It Is, and How It Works
November 30, 2016

Many people first become acquainted with the rotator cuff due to an injury, and indeed it’s one of the more common physical complaints reported by athletes and non-athletes alike. To better understand the root causes of these issues, it’s necessary to learn a little about the rotator cuff itself. (more…)

Is Stretching Making Your Tendon Pain Worse?

Are you suffering from pain in your tendons? Will stretching ease that condition, or could it actually worsen the pain? For that matter, what exactly is a tendon? (more…)

Education isn’t enough to prevent concussions for young Rugby players

As a result of increasing concerns about the long-term effects that concussions may have, which includes issues like chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the Rugby Football Union has created the HEADCASE program. This online program is designed to provide training and information for teachers and coaches about identifying concussions and managing injured players. However, the evidence indicates that the HEADCASE program is not liable to be a particularly effective method of increasing safety for young rugby players. (more…)

Balancing Gymnastics and Health
November 29, 2016

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Being part of the medical and training staff for a gymnastics team means learning how to work with athletes ranging in age from pre-pubescence to adulthood. Because gymnastics focuses on balance, motor control and joint range instead of efficiency of movement, the challenges involved provide one with a broader outlook on sports medicine and training. If you are considering making the switch from standard team sports to gymnastics, there are a few nuances that should be identified.

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Get the Heads Up on Child Athlete Concussions

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School sports cause a number of bumps and bruises, but certain injuries can be more severe. For example, many football players get knocked around the field and have their heads banged up. After these types of instances, many football players fall victim to concussions, which can cause lifelong problems. (more…)

Does Pain Always Mean You’re Injured?

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When you experience pain, it’s natural to assume an injury or underlying structural problem is to blame. Doctors work off the same assumption, and it’s correct in many cases. However, the physiology of pain is complex and can’t always be traced to a specific problem within the body. Sometimes pain doesn’t signal an injury, and not all injuries hurt. To know the difference, you have to understand the mechanisms of pain and become familiar with the way your body reacts to damage.

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Marathon Tips

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Participants in the celebrated London Marathon may want to learn about a few tips involving preparation, diet, clothing and winning strategies. Experiencing a safe marathon experience is of paramount importance. From drinking plenty of liquids to wearing the right pair of shoes, the following 10 tips may help competitors reach the finish line without experiencing any mishaps along the way.

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One Simple Trick: Re-Train Your Balance After an Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprains can happen to anyone from any background, and our clinic routinely treats these types of injuries. Sprained ankles are common for people who participate in athletic activities; however, they also occur during routine daily tasks. Ankle sprains can happen when you are at work. They can also occur when you are walking down the street and encounter a hole or soft area on the ground, which may cause your ankle to twist. Some ankle injuries are mild, but severe cases are possible.

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Strategies That Can Prevent Injuries by Increasing the Capacity of the Body’s Tissues

In general, consistent exercise can prevent injuries, augment the density of the muscles, boost the thickness of the bones and improve the strength of cartilage. The consistent workouts will also prompt the cells to release natural compounds that significantly increase the production of new tissue. Additionally, exercise may stimulate protein synthesis, and as a result, the muscles and the cartilage will receive more amino acids that they would otherwise.

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Why Am I Gaining Weight?

You were all excited, finally taking those tentative first steps towards getting into better shape. Maybe you simply started noticing the positive benefits enjoyed by your friends who have already incorporated regular physical activity into their lives. Realizing that you want to be as healthy as possible for your loved ones may be propelling you towards exercise as well.

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