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Injury Prevention

Get Moving…A Little More!

Do you feel like you haven’t been moving enough?  Have you been cooped up inside too much, working from home, not getting out of the house as much anymore? For a lot of the general population, the amount of movement significantly decreased with the onset of the pandemic and people being more confined to their homes.  Even though some of…

Staying Fit in the “Off” Season

With spring soccer season winding down and summer try-outs approaching, some of your coaches may give you a few weeks off. Although you may be “off” from scheduled practices and events, an athlete is never truly “off.”  While it is SO IMPORTANT to take days off for your body to recover from the wear and tear of the season, it…

How to Step Up and Down a Curb with a Walker

Listed below are safety tips and step-by-step approach on how to carefully and properly take on the challenges of a curb while using your walker. Tips for walker: Walker should be the correct height for YOU. While arms are resting at the sides of your body, the handles of the walker should come up to the crease of your wrists…

How to Step On and Off a Curb with a Cane

Listed below are safety tips and step-by-step approach on how to carefully and properly walk over a curb while using your cane. Tips for proper cane fit: Cane should be placed on the unaffected side (i.e. if left knee is injured, cane should be placed on right side of body) Cane should be the correct height for YOU. While arm…

How to Step On and Off a Curb Using Crutches

Listed below is a step-by-step approach on how to safely and properly walk over a curb while using crutches. Tip: When walking up and down a curb with crutches, remember to go up with good (unaffected leg) and down with bad (affected leg) Stepping up a curb with crutches: 1.  Approach the bottom of the curb with one crutch on…

Load vs. Capacity

Musculoskeletal injury, whether sudden or from repetitive use, often boils down to the imbalance between load and capacity.  Many factors play a role in an individual’s experience of pain, but when we think about musculoskeletal injury on the level of the tissue, we can just about always see that load/demand has exceeded the capacity of the injured tissue. Many patients…

Aerobic Fitness and Injury Risk

A great deal of research has emerged in the past decade that shows a correlation between aerobic fitness levels and injury risk.  This research has studied populations of elite athletes, firefighters, and Army trainees, and discovered that those with lower aerobic fitness levels are more prone to musculoskeletal injury in their given vocation or sport. Aerobic fitness has at times…

Balancing our Body

Our bodies do amazing work to keep countless variables in check without us even knowing.  There really is something to the yogic ideal of achieving balance in one’s life—scientifically speaking this attempt to achieve balance is seen across many different systems within the body allowing us to thrive in a state of homeostasis.   Homeostasis is the perfect balance that our…

7 Quick and Easy Stretches for Golfers

During these freezing cold and dreary days, it’s the perfect time to start daydreaming about sunshine and hitting the links!  Golf season is right around the corner and we want to makes sure you have the tools you need to shake off the winter rust and get right back into the “swing” of things!  We came up with a few…

Why Try the Pose Method for Your Running Injury?

The Pose Method of running is effective largely because much of its injury-prevention recommendations are consistent with those of academics who have conducted running gait research in laboratories.  Theoretically, it also promotes gait mechanics that respect the laws of nature and facilitate better management and use of the forces involved in running which can lead to reduced impact forces and…