The Impact of Coaching

Everyone who has played a sport at any point in their life has had a coach. In order to have a team, the team must have a coach. We all have had coaches in our lives that have helped to impact us in positive or negative ways.

Dealing with Shin Splints

Shin splints or medial tibial stress syndrome is described by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons as an inflammation of the muscles, tendons and bone tissue surrounding the tibia. It is typically an overuse injury involving running or jumping. The main symptom is pain that runs along the tibia or shin bone. The place of pain may vary from injury to injury and can be directly on the bone or along the edges of the bone. The pain typically occurs 

Knee MCL Injuries in Ice Hockey

Knee sprains of the MCL or medial collateral ligament seem to be on the rise in competitive ice hockey. High profile Anaheim Ducks players Cam Fowler, Corey Perry and Ryan Miller have all suffered this injury in the last two seasons as reported by The MCL is a ligament that attaches the thigh bone or femur to the shin bone or tibia. 

ACL Prevention

One of the most dreaded injuries in all of sports would be tearing of the ACL (which stands for anterior cruciate ligament). This ligament crosses the front portion of the knee along with the PCL, which sits just behind it to form an “X”.

The Basics of Sports Injury Rehab

Injuries unfortunately are a part of sports. How an athlete recovers and returns from injury depends on each athlete and each injury.

Sport Specific Training: Truth or Myth

With sports specialization at a young age becoming the norm, how about the question of sports specific training? Social media and marketing suggest that all athletes should train specifically for their sport using cool looking exercises that mimic specific sports. Are these training programs truly helping your athlete or making matters worse by overtraining the same movements or performing exercises that the athlete is not prepared to do?

Exercise of the Month

Crawl and Reach- January exercise of the month

Dealing with Pregame Anxiety

It is extremely common to hear about athletes getting anxious before games. I know that I often felt that way before my soccer games in club and in college. Often times, there is a phrase that is used for these feelings, and that would be “pregame jitters” or “nerves”.

Exercise of the Month

Single leg RDL with weight transfer

Life after competitive sports

Competitive athletes need to consider and prepare for life following the end of their playing careers