August 2017

Use These Two Exercises to Help Prevent ACL Injuries

An Anterior Cruciate Ligament or ACL tear is one of the more feared injuries in sports, especially football. The ACL is the main stabilizing ligament of the knee joint and does not heal on it’s own. When an ACL ruptures it needs to be surgically repaired in order for the joint to be stable and function normally. Recovery from an ACL tear can take from six to 

Keeping It Simple

Today’s social media blitz shows top athletes performing extraordinary exercises and drills that almost look impossible. Sure, they look cool, but are they really beneficial? Are they for everyone? I recently spoke at a seminar and the common notion was “master the simple stuff.” This is true not only for the amateur athletes but professional athletes as well. Simple exercises such as the squat, lunge and push up are not always as simple as they may seem. Minor defects in mechanics can lead to asymmetries in strength, stability and flexibility. These defects can lead to decreased performance and injuries.