How Does Fatigue Affect Your Kicking Performance?

By |2020-10-28T08:58:30-05:00October 28th, 2020|Fatigue, Kicking Performance, Lifestyle, Overuse, Soccer|

Fatigue can be considered as a contributing factor for reduced coordination and response time in soccer athletes (8, 11, 13). Generally, the negative effects of fatigue are shown in athlete's decline in muscle strength ability and shifts in coordination (8, 9, 14). These negative changes can impact an athlete's kicking performance (5) and can be costly to both the individual and their team. Several studies have suggested fatigue negatively impacts kicking ball velocity (3, 4, 8, 15). However, other studies have shown conflicting results. A 2009 study found after a simulated match play intervention, athletes showed no changes in kicking [...]

Full-Time And Part-Time Dancers: How They are at Risk for Injury

By |2020-04-29T10:02:27-05:00April 29th, 2020|Dance, Fatigue, Health, Injury, Overuse|

Dancers have a very unique career, in that their body significantly directs their career path. Professional dancers place a significant amount of physical and mental stress on their body due to the demands of their career. With classes, rehearsal, performances, tours and competitions, it is no surprise there is a high prevalence of injury among the dance community (5, 20). In fact, the incorporation of strong artistic (5), aesthetic (4) and perfectionistic (13, 14) components contribute to a unique distribution and risk of injury in dancers (20). However, while risk assessment of full-time professional dancers has been well evaluated, part-time [...]

Breathing Problems in Swimmers: The Effect of Training & Your Psyche

By |2020-04-14T18:00:31-05:00April 14th, 2020|Fitness, Health, Lifestyle, Overuse, Swimming|

I hope this blog finds you well and healthy! Though COVID-19 continues to impact the world, it is encouraging to see society come together in order to overcome this trial as quickly as possible. With COVID-19 having a great impact on the lungs, people may be wondering about the health and vulnerability of their own lungs - especially athletes. Elite endurance athletes experience a high prevalence of exercise induced asthma (EIA) and bronchial hyper responsiveness (BHR) (7, 8, 10, 11, 15). Exercise induced asthma is caused by airflow obstruction or narrowing of the airway which can be caused by increased [...]

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

By |2020-02-18T11:56:41-05:00February 18th, 2020|Baseball, Fitness, Injury, Overuse, Sports|

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, especially pitchers, can put their arms through the ringer with repetitive and forceful throwing motions. The stress of repeated throwing can cause microtrauma in soft-tissue structures. This puts players at risk for chronic injury (1-4) and excessive stretching of the soft-tissue. Chronic stretching of the anterior capsule and tightening of the posterior capsule can lead to trauma creating instability and [...]