Monthly Archives: May 2014

Sleep Quality and Athletes

Getting Enough Quality Sleep Proves A Major Part Of Good Athletic Conditioning According to Harvard Medical Professor Dr. Czeisler, sleep plays a fundamental role in improving athletic performance. As the director of Harvard’s Division of Sleep Medicine, Dr. Czeisler is sometimes called the “sleep doctor.” He consults various athletic teams all around the country and… Read more »

A Comparison of ACL Injury Rates for Female Athletes Playing Lacrosse and Field Hockey

ACL Injury Rates for Female Athletes – Comparing Lacrosse and Field Hockey   Researchers led by Dr. Hillary J. Braun and colleagues looked at the differences in risk factors for ACL injuries for female athletes who are field hockey players compared to lacrosse players. Prior research has suggested that ACL injuries tend to be more common… Read more »

ACL Tears and ACL Injury Prevention

Preventing ACL Tears in Kids – Find Out More from the Latest Research A clinical report published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is working to cut down on the risk of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears for kids, especially girls. ACL tears are a common sports injury for people of all ages, and… Read more »

Factors Influencing Return to Play Following ACL Surgery in Division 1 Football Players

Researchers led by Dr. Jimmy Daruwalla and colleagues published in the April 2014 in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine looked at factors that influenced return to play for Division 1 college football players after undergoing ACL surgery. “Return to Play” was defined as a player being able to engage fully in football practice and/… Read more »

10 Facts About Arthritis You Should Know

10 Facts About Arthritis You Should Know 1. More than one in five American adults has been diagnosed with some kind of arthritis. 2. Arthritis is one of the biggest reasons for disability. 3. Arthritis is divided into two major categories – arthritis caused by use and arthritis caused by inflammation. 4. Osteoarthritis is the… Read more »

Sports Injury Prevention for Kids and the Importance of Balance

Researchers in Denmark considered whether a child’s ability to balance – referred to as “sway performance” – had an impact on injury risk. Dr. L Runge Larsen and colleagues thought that excessive sway would be linked to an overall increase in injuries. Over 1,000 kids between 8 and 14 years of age participated in the… Read more »