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Is Your Child Overtraining?

Overuse injuries, overtraining, and burnout among child and teen athletes are a growing problem in the United States. Overuse injuries can be classified into 4 stages: pain in the affected area after physical activity; pain during the activity, without restricting performance; pain during the activity that restricts performance; and chronic, unremitting pain even at rest. […]

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Uncovering the Facts of Different Types of Muscle Strain

Understanding The Severity of Your Muscle Strain Many athletes, active lifestyle, and sedentary individuals suffer from muscular strains. Often they are confused as to why it happened to them, the severity of it, and the timeline for recovery. My goal in this short article is to clear up the confusion and give you a concise […]

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Do you ever suffer from knee pain below the Patella or “Knee Cap”?

Patellar tendonosis, sometimes referred to as jumper’s knee, is a common condition among athletes, especially sports that involve a lot of jumping such as basketball and volleyball. Runners and cyclists can also suffer from this pain condition. It generally involves aching pain that occurs below the kneecap (patella).  Some physical causes of this condition are:  […]

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Run Marathons? Hate Blisters? Use Paper Tape

Ultramarathoners who apply common, inexpensive paper tape to their feet before a race get fewer blisters on those areas than on non-taped areas, according to a new study. I’m sure that you’ve experienced a blister in your lifetime and you were surprised at how much it hindered your daily activities. You notice pain every time […]

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What is Cryotherapy? Can it Help Me?

You may have heard of whole body cryotherapy in the news recently, regarding athletes and celebrities using this therapy and endorsing its use. You may have not heard of cryotherapy at all. Either way, you want to be informed about its use and function and whether or not this therapy could be beneficial to you. […]

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Is it Wise for Kids to Specialize in One Sport?

An underlying belief of some parents today is that the key to their child achieving an athletic scholarship or even playing professional sports someday, is to have them specialize in one sport and one sport only. Sports specialization is defined as training intensely for one sport all year round. Often times parents believe the earlier […]

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3 Minute Pre-Run Warm Up

Many times our patients ask us about a warm up they can do before they run or cycle. We always make sure to explain to them the importance of a warm up versus static stretching while not warmed up.We decided to figure out a way that is easy, effective and efficient to warm up prior […]

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How to Prevent Running Injuries with Biomechanical Assessment

Running Injuries An estimated 65% of all runners experience running-related injuries each year. These injuries often occur in the hips, knees, and feet and are the result of improper running mechanics. Our bodies are complex instruments, and when one small factor is out of line, it can cause injury and pain throughout the entire body. […]

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Preventing IT Band Syndrome

IT Band Syndrome is one of the most common causes of knee pain in runners. It is an overuse injury caused by repetitive friction of the iliotibial band across the Lateral Epicondyle (see image below). This syndrome presents as lateral (outside) knee pain due to tightness of the ITB and hip abductors. As a result […]

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Preventing Low Back Pain

Low back pain is the most common pain syndrome in America today, and it is not limited to only the sedentary. Runners and many athletes suffer from this condition on a regular basis and there is usually a combination of physical causes and altered running or walking biomechanics that may be causing the condition. The […]

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