Baseball & Nordic exercises: Preventing Injury

By |2020-02-27T10:41:10-05:00February 27th, 2020|Baseball, Fitness, Injury|

A healthy team is a happy team - and financially stable. That is to say, athletes don't want to be missing days on the field or put on the disabled list because of an injury. An injured player not only costs the team money, but also the player. The second leading cause for being placed on the disabled list for field position players is hamstring injuries (6, 9). They are also the fourth leading cause for all players (6, 9). A 2004 study stated during the late-swing phase of the gait cycle, the hamstring muscle group is maximally loaded and [...]

Soft-tissue injections: yay or nay? Part 1

By |2020-01-07T09:02:37-05:00January 6th, 2020|Baseball, Basketball, Football, Sports|

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 a muscle, tendon, bursa and/or fascia. Though this practice is widely accepted, there are potential serious side effects – especially in the pre-game setting. (16) Typical muscle injuries found in sports include strains and contusions (16). Contusions can result from blunt trauma (16). For example, a player tackling an opponent. Muscle strains can result from continuous/vigorous muscle contractions. For example, [...]

Looking Ahead While Recovering From an Injury

By |2017-12-04T08:36:58-05:00October 15th, 2017|Fitness, Health|

Getting started When I initially started working out at 22, I thought "This is the hardest thing I have ever done". My friend taught an indoor cycling class and I started attending on a regular basis. It was an hour-long class and I gave myself a big pat on the back for just going back every week. My reasons for going at first were to hang out with my new friend and try something different. But I soon became addicted to the rush of finishing a hard workout. I was becoming more social. And at the same time, getting healthier. [...]

Does the NBA Need to Reduce Its Schedule to Limit Injuries?

By |2017-07-24T14:13:10-05:00July 24th, 2017|Basketball, Sports|

Last season, the Golden State Warriors rested star players Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green. And they did so in a prime-time game against the San Antonio Spurs. As a result, the NBA decided that it had to do something about the rise of rest. Going forward, the NBA is encouraging teams to avoid resting players on the road and resting multiple players on the same night. The Warriors did not have a choice that night of whether or not to play Kevin Durant. He sat out with an injury suffered during the second game of a road back-to-back. [...]