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 […]
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.
You wake up in the morning, roll out of bed to get in the shower and when you take that first step you get a severe shooting pain in your foot. It feel as if someone is stabbing a knife into the bottom of your foot. After you shower it seems to loosen little and […]
Mental illness is a phrase that usually makes people feel uncomfortable. There is a long standing stigma that addressing mental health personally means that in some way you aren’t good-strong-brave- resilient— enough. That seeking mental health care is a very negative experience to be saved for a time when you are truly ‘crazy.’ In recent […]
In previous blogs we have attempted to shed some light on the low back pain that the majority of us experience every day. Unfortunately there are far too many potential causing factors when discussing the matter of low back pathology. Disk pathology, facet joint pathology, spinal column rotations, tight musculature, and muscle spasm are just […]
You just dominated a high intensity workout. You increased your weight and ran farther than ever before and feel great. Nothing can stop you now – until you get out of bed the next morning. You roll out of bed like a baby deer taking its first step: stiff and awkward. What is this new […]
If you are like our athletes (and their parents!), you may wonder why it is important to get tested for sickle cell. You are not alone in this as most people do not know or understand what “sickle cell” actually is.