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Injury Prevention

Golf is a highly skillful and patient sport, yet requires a high demand on the athlete’s body. A majority of golfers, from weekend warriors to professional, have experienced some form of back pain. Due to the explosive rotational movement of the golf swing, there is a significant amount of stress placed on the body, particularly the spine. Golfers also spend a considerable amount of time in a forward bent position while putting, adding stress to the back. Combine all of the stress along with hundreds of repetitive motions, and it

Lacrosse is a rapidly growing, fast-paced sport that is physical in nature with both player-to-player contact and stick-to-player contact. Lacrosse is a sport that challenges the entire body and requires a great amount of sprinting, cutting, agility, and hand-eye coordination. Due to the competitive nature of the sport, athletes experience many injuries ranging from acute trauma to chronic overuse injuries. COMMON INJURIES: Concussions are fairly common in lacrosse and usually occur from collisions with other players, getting hit in the head by a stick or the ball, or from a fall. Shoulder injuries

True story. One day, a good-looking young man walked into his doctor’s office. While he was getting his checkup, the doctor explained how his cholesterol numbers were starting to reflect an unhealthy body. The doctor could see the man was not getting it, so the doctor got in his face and said, “Listen, I don’t want you to be the guy who looks real fit on the outside, but then one day falls over while running from a heart attack.” Did you know that you can be blocked on the inside

To understand what joints/areas need the most mobility, you must first understand the different planes of motion: sagittal, frontal (coronal), and horizontal (transverse). Sagittal is the movement of a limb forward or backward (i.e. shoulder flexion, hip extension), the horizontal plane is the rotational movement of a limb (i.e. shoulder external rotation, lumbar rotation), and the frontal plane is the movement of a limb side to side (i.e. hip abduction, side bending). When it comes to running, the most prominent plane of motion is sagittal because the overall translation of your

All surfers know the feeling of being landlocked due to sickness, injury, or work duties, taking its toll on cardiovascular fitness, surfing performance, and mental state. It is important at any skill level to maintain full body health to reduce your risk of injury while trying to perform your best in the water. The most common injuries amongst surfers are shoulder pathologies. Surfing requires repetitive shoulder rotation which can lead to common overuse injuries like shoulder impingement syndrome, tendonitis, rotator cuff tears, or labral pathology. It is important as a