February 2019

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”.

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 cbssports.com. The MCL is a ligament that attaches the thigh bone or femur to the shin bone or tibia. 

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 

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.

Exercise of the Month

Frontal plane agility, power, and stability

Sport Specific Training

Sport-specific training is an important topic that has been researched and discussed more in recent years. Simply defined, it is focused on training programs that incorporate in muscle groups and exercises that will help an athlete within their particular sport.