For someone that considers themselves to be an athlete, an injury can have a large impact on their life. Be it a recreational athlete that enjoys going out and playing in pickup games and leagues, or a professional athlete that relies on athletic performance to provide for their family, the key to returning to pain-free […]
Ever hear that age old compliant, “Oh I want to eat healthy but it’s just so expensive!” I’m sure you have. Generally, people would like to eat healthy, but something always gets in the way. It can be a number of things, busy schedule, lack of knowledge on what to eat, and what may be […]
The athlete depicted here is an 18-year-old male, Division I lacrosse athlete, injured during the middle of his first season. Here is his story.
Have you ever been playing a sport and felt like you “pulled your groin”? There’s a good chance you may have done more than just pull a muscle, you could have potentially torn a muscle causing a herniation. A hernia is a soft tissue injury that occurs in the groin/lower abdominal area, usually caused by […]
One of the greatest aspects of working at a University is the abundance of resources at your fingertips. Resources to help educate, to inspire change as a community, and to support the growth and evolution of the individual. This week we are fortunate enough to have a guest author to share her insights and to […]
Every time you visit the doctor’s office what’s the first few things that happen? Blood pressure, heart rate, height, and weight are taken. These tests (primarily speaking of heart rate and blood pressure) are performed to compare to normatives that have been established through research. Now compare your visit with your family physician to an […]
Working in the healthcare field, and more specifically the world of sports medicine, we often hear the complaint of “my hamstrings are tight”. Stretching hamstrings goes hand in hand with taping ankles and filling water bottles for Athletic Trainers according to spectators of our profession. Countless minutes and hours in the span of our career […]