Youth Athletes: Is Their Fatigue Risking an ACL Injury?

By |February 25th, 2020|Categories: Fatigue, Fitness, Injury, Sports|Tags: , , , |

Whether our youth athletes compete for fun or intend on becoming professionals, we enjoy having them participate in sport activities. Their enjoyment, as well as their safety, are our highest priorities. That being said, there are thousands of anterior cruciate [...]

Overuse in Baseball. How to Catch it Ahead of Time.

By |February 18th, 2020|Categories: Baseball, Fitness, Injury, Overuse, Sports|Tags: , , , |

An athlete performs their best when their body is at its best. Therefore, protecting the athlete from overuse injury is (or should be) a primary concern in sports. For baseball players, monitoring the arm is a big deal. Baseball players, [...]

Women Athletics: How Your Sport Affects Your Bone Health

By |February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Baseball, Basketball, Health, Sports, Swimming, Track, Volleyball|Tags: , , , , , , |

Studies suggest women athletics influences change in bone and body composition (3, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13). Furthermore, these changes may be sport-specific (2-5, 8, 10, 11, 13). Every sport has different approaches to training because each sport has different [...]

Can exercise help women age gracefully?

By |January 24th, 2020|Categories: Fitness, Health, Lifestyle, Wellness|Tags: , , , , |

To age gracefully, a desire many women have. But what exactly is aging? If we go to the science, one key process involved in aging is the shortening of telomeres (1). Telomeres function to protect the ends of our chromosomes. [...]

Ladies, is CrossFit too much on the body?

By |January 13th, 2020|Categories: Fitness, Health, Lifestyle, Wellness|Tags: , , |

CrossFit has become increasingly popular, not only among men but women as well. CrossFit is a high-intensity workout program. In addition to improving body composition, it has been shown to improve cardiovascular function in adults (2). However, the effect CrossFit [...]

Soft-tissue injections: yay or nay? Part 2

By |January 7th, 2020|Categories: Athletic treatments, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Health, Sports|Tags: , , , |

Make you sure check out Part 1 of this series for background information! In the previous blog, we discussed costs and benefits of soft-tissue injections – specifically reviewing corticosteroid injections. Here we will discuss costs and benefits of 2 other [...]

Soft-tissue injections: yay or nay? Part 1

By |January 6th, 2020|Categories: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Sports|Tags: , , , |

Being an athlete means bumps, bruises and strain on your body. In sports medicine, it is common practice to use soft-tissue injections to help relieve pain and/or inflammation caused by athletic activity. Soft-tissue injections are typically done into or near [...]

Sleep Deprivation: Will caffeine get you back on track?

By |December 13th, 2019|Categories: Fatigue, Lifestyle, Sleep, Sports|Tags: , , , |

Sleep deprivation can be a great concern among athletes. With busy schedules and rigorous training, getting adequate sleep can be difficult. Sleep plays an important part in the recovery and performance of athletes (12). Therefore, it is vital athletes make [...]

Grab and Go Energy: Is RedBull really the key?

By |December 8th, 2019|Categories: Fatigue, Fitness, Health, Lifestyle, Sports, Wellness|Tags: , , , , |

As an athlete, it is important to be focused and perform your best. Many athletes, as well as exercising individuals, have begun integrating a quick pick me up before their event to enhance performance. In fact, according to some research [...]

Successful Fitness Recommendations 2018

By |February 15th, 2018|Categories: Fitness, Health, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , |

So today, let’s talk about tips that will help you obtain a successful fitness plan for this year. First and foremost, we all start the year off hoping to make improvements in our diet and lifestyle. But, how many of [...]

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