Tag Archives: Health

Is your athlete hypermobile?

December 4, 2013

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Contributed by expert, Dr. Jon Herting. Can your athlete do any of the following things? Hyperextend their elbows  > 10° on either side Hyperextend their knees > 10° on either side Flex their thumbs to contact their forearm on either side Extend their pinky to a > 90° angle to the rest of the hand […]

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Making Gains — 25 suggestions on how to healthfully gain weight

November 20, 2013

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Contributed by sports nutrition expert Jenna Stranzl, http://jennastranzl.com.     Pizza.  Burgers.  Candy bars.  Cheesesteaks.  Whole milk.  Have you ever tried any of these strategies to gain weight?  Some of you may want to throw darts at this post because you would do anything to have this problem – gaining weight.  For many athletes or […]

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Physically Healed, but Psychologically Injured

November 6, 2013

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Contributed by Jermaine Rolle, M.S., CC-AASP – Certified Consultant – Sport Psychology With the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) 2013-14 season beginning this past week, it marked the return of one of basketball’s stars, Derrick Rose, point guard for the Chicago Bulls.  During the 2012 playoffs, Derrick Rose suffered a season-ending ACL injury that left many […]

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10 Simple Evening Snacks Suggestions for an Athlete

October 30, 2013

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Contributed by sports nutrition expert Jenna Stranzl, http://jennastranzl.com/. As an athlete, it is important to fuel your body every 3-4 hours.  This is much different than the saying “You shouldn’t eat anything beyond 7PM.”  Choosing a balanced evening snack is to your advantage because of the body’s demands as an athlete.  For example, it is essential as an […]

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3 Factors That Affect How Well You Will Do With Physical Therapy: Education, Consistency, and Compliance

October 22, 2013

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Contributed by expert: Shaun Logan, PT, DPT Some of the biggest, actually probably the biggest, predictor of success or failure with physical therapy is consistency, compliance, and education or understanding. Compliance is a huge issue that tends to be frequently overlooked.  I would bet that the majority of the general population does not actually have […]

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How to find the right sports medicine professional for return to sport.

September 18, 2013

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Contributed by Dr. Jon Herting, PT, DPT, CSCS, HF/S If you are reading this blog you may already know that not all rehab professionals, physicians or strength coaches are created equal and this begins with the life experiences and education that each of us have been subjected to. As sport medicine professionals we all have […]

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Water Actually Works. Fancy That.

September 11, 2013

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Contributed by Jenna Stranzl, RD, CISSN (http://jennastranzl.com/) What I am about to say may rock your world. I admit, I am a dietitian that does not like water. And I know – I will die of dehydration if I do not drink it. If I dropped us all off on a deserted island and there […]

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7 Signs Your Knee Injury Could Be Serious

September 4, 2013

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Contributed by Dr. David Geier, http://www.drdavidgeier.com/signs-knee-injury-serious/ Knee injuries are among the most common injuries in sports and exercise. Fortunately, among the patients I see in the office, most knee injuries do not require surgery. If you suffer a knee injury, how can you know if it is serious and worth seeing an orthopedic surgeon? This […]

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Simple Goals: Fueling Properly for Camps, Tournaments, & Workouts Under the Summer Sun

August 7, 2013

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  Contributed by Jenna Stranzl RD, CISSN (http://jennastranzl.com) The moment you start to feel shaky during a shift, practice, at-bat, or stint on the tennis court, is an indication of inadequate fueling to your central nervous system. Going through long gaps without feeding your body can make you under-fueled not only for that very day, […]

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The 10 Keys to Keeping your Youth Athlete Healthy – Part 2

July 10, 2013

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Contributed by Jon Herting, PT, DPT, CSCS 1. Foster relationships with people who influence your child’s athletic development. More importantly foster relationships with your child. Get to know your child’s coaches, trainers, rehab specialists, etc. and foster an open forum to discuss your child’s progress. Do not be afraid to ask questions but also do place […]

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