Posts Categorized: Injury Prevention

A Study on Concussions: Meet Harriet Owen, Professional Cyclist

Getting a concussion is a serious injury, especially if it goes undiagnosed or untreated. Head trauma, no matter how small, should always be tested for possible concussions, because as we'll read, they can have big consequences if left alone.

You get rear-ended on your way home from work, a stray foul ball hits you when your attention is elsewhere at your child’s baseball game, you trip over a root on a hike and don’t have time to catch yourself before your head hits the ground – head injuries are more common than you might… Read more »

Pickled on the Court: Pickleball Injury Treatment

Pickleball Injuries and the importance of Physical Therapy before an injury

Across the decades, different sports have come to be all the rage amongst particular age groups – perhaps you remember playing four-square and kickball in grade school, participating in the rage of football or basketball season in college, watched as the Spikeball national tournament earned a spot on one of ESPN’s networks. Sports have a… Read more »

The 3 Stages of Frozen Shoulder

What are the 3 stages of frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis?

As a particularly important joint of the body, the shoulder seems to be prone to more than its share of a myriad of different aches, pains, injuries, and conditions. But, considering how much we use it in everyday life, these infirmaries are only made that much more noticeable when we can’t easily go about our… Read more »

Injury Prevention for Older Athletes

How to Prevent Injuries as you Age

No one likes coming to terms with getting older. It happens across the board, whether fitness is a regular part of your schedule or not, regardless of whether you are an artist, a coach, an engineer, or a pro-badminton player. What does matter, however, is how sports injuries are addressed, treated, and most importantly, prevented…. Read more »

8 Common Risk Factors of Low Back Pain

An image of a man holding his lower back

Low back pain is an epidemic in the United States. At any given moment, nearly 65 million American adults will have recently experienced lower back pain. Over 80% of the population will experience low back pain (LBP) at some point in their lifetime. Back pain is one of the leading causes of missed work and… Read more »

Shin Splints: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatment

Shin splints are common in runners.

What Are Shin Splints? Shin splints, or medial tibial stress syndrome, are a common sports related injury. Shin splints are a result of chronic inflammation caused by repetitive movement and stress to the tibia (shin bone). When overworked, the tendons, muscles, and bone tissue of the shin can sustain tiny tears, irritation, and inflammation. Most… Read more »

Why Are Hamstring Injuries So Common in Football?

Why are football injuries so common?

If you’re an NFL fan, you’re probably very familiar with hamstring injuries. Hamstring injuries, and hamstring strains in particular, are the most common football injury. On average, they occur over 172 times every season, and are increasing every year. This season alone, dozens of players from almost every team have gone down for weeks with… Read more »

Preventing Cross Country Running Injuries

Student athletes running in a race are commonly injured

One of the most popular after-school sports in the fall is competitive, long-distance running, known as cross country. Cross country is highly accessible and draws interest from students of all ages and ability levels.  Despite the fact that many running-related injuries are very preventable, the rate of injury remains quite high for cross country runners…. Read more »