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  • Understanding the Basics of ACL Injuries

    Understanding the Basics of ACL Injuries

    The good news is ACL tears are all too common; in fact, ACL tears are increasing. The bad news is you have months of recovery and therapy ahead of you. You might be wondering: How can I prevent this in the first place?

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  • Muscle Fatigue

    Muscle Fatigue

    Fatigue can happen after a few sets while exercising or after a few days of extreme training. Suddenly, you feel as though you can barely move, everything hurts, and you're weak and tired. Pain and soreness can also accompany muscle fatigue and usually do.

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  • Injury Prevention

    Injury Prevention

    Some children are just built tough and will try and push through any pain they feel while out on the field. Unfortunately, this minor problem can become more serious if it's not treated with early intervention.

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  • Common Basketball Injuries

    Common Basketball Injuries

    Sprains and strains: Sprains and strains are caused by minor tears or stretching. Note, this does not mean stretching as in warm ups, but when an area is suddenly stretched further than it is intended.

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  • Wrestling Injuries

    Wrestling Injuries

    Shoulder injuries are one of the most common injuries in wrestling. Popular moves like head-levers, armbars and hammerlocks place immense pressure on the shoulder joint. It’s not uncommon for wrestlers to experience rotator cuff or ligament tears as a result.

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  • Little League Guidelines for Youth Baseball Players

    Little League Guidelines for Youth Baseball Players

    Many people are unaware of the fact that the majority of ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction—or Tommy John—surgeries are for teenage athletes. While little leaguers are not quite teenagers, now is the time to take preventative action, as it’s the prime time for future injuries to fester.

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  • Overuse Injuries In Children, Adolescents, and Teens

    Overuse Injuries In Children, Adolescents, and Teens

    Overuse injuries are those that occur gradually over time. When an athletic activity is repeated over and over again, affected areas of the body simply don’t have enough time to heal between all the repetitions endured between play and practice. Because young athletes are still growing, they are at a greater risk for injury than adults. The consequences of overdoing a sport can include injuries that impair growth, and may lead to long-term health problems. A great example is overhand pitching in baseball, which can be associated with injuries to the elbow.

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  • Concussions and Youth Sports

    Concussions and Youth Sports

    If you suspect that an athlete has sustained a concussion, they need to be removed from play ASAP – no tournament, trophy, or title is worth the potential damage that could be caused by ignoring the symptoms of a concussion and allowing a child to continue to play.

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  • Spring Activities

    Spring Activities

    Biking – Are you an avid cyclist? If so, April/May is a great time to get that bike into the shop to make sure that it will be road ready as soon as you are. While you’re at the bike shop getting that tune up, why not ask to have the bicycle professionally fitted for you? Seriously – having a bike professionally fitted can improve both efficiency and comfort, making it easier (and more enjoyable) for you to log more hours cycling. And, finally, let’s not overlook safety – spring sales are a great time to purchase a new helmet or bright, reflective gear, or any other gear that you may need for your bike.

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  • Concussion Repercussions – What not to do

    Concussion Repercussions – What not to do

    Before we go any further, let’s start with the basics – what is a concussion? According to the CDC, a concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head (or via a hit to the body) that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. This type of fast movement can cause the brain to “bounce around” in the skull which, in turn, can create chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging the brain cells.

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