Frostbite Facts and More

Published: January 19, 2016
Article PhotoWhat is it? Frostbite is an injury that can occur after prolonged exposure to below freezing temperatures (< 0° C or 32° F). The most commonly affected body parts are the fingers and toes, although the tips of the nose, ears, and cheeks can be affected as well. Symptoms Symptoms of frostbite depend on the severity of the injury. The...[Read More]

Category: Foot Injuries, Hand/Arm Injuries,


5 Questions to Ask Your Physician About Rotator Cuff Tears

Published: October 30, 2015
Article PhotoThe human shoulder allows for an incredible amount of motion. However, this also can put this joint at risk for injury. In order to perform movements like serving a tennis ball, combing your hair or reaching for something on the top shelf we have to coordinate muscles that stabilize and move the shoulder blade (scapula) and the arm (humerus). Injur...[Read More]

Category: Shoulder Injuries,


Choosing Wisely: Imaging for Low Back Pain

Published: October 30, 2015
Article PhotoChoosing Wisely is an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine. It is supported by multiple medical societies, including the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. Each supporting society was asked to contribute five diagnostic tests or treatments of which both physicians and patients should question the utility. The highlight f...[Read More]

Category: Choosing Wisely,


Coach's Corner: The 7-Minute Workout

Published: October 21, 2015
Article PhotoHigh Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has increased in popularity over the last few years. It is a great way to combine aerobic and resistance training. The 7-minute workout was developed by Brett Klika and Chris Jordan as a way for anyone to start this type of training with little experience or equipment. It encourages participant...[Read More]

Category: Coach's Corner,


ACL Tears in the Female Athlete: Train It or Sprain It

Published: October 20, 2015
Article PhotoAnterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears occur in both genders, but female athletes are at higher risk with college basketball and soccer female athletes having a threefold higher risk than their male counterparts. The effect of this discrepancy has been amplified in the past few decades as a result of the pass...[Read More]

Category: Knee Injuries, Unique to Female Athletes,


Fluid Guidelines for Summer Workouts

Published: August 3, 2015
Article PhotoFluid Guidelines for Summer Workouts Prior to workout: drink 20 oz. of water or sports drink 1-2 hours before and may add another 10 oz. 15 minutes prior to activity. Athletes who cramp often may need to augment electrolytes by adding an electrolyte packet. Some athletes will also use “pickle juice mixtures, soy sauce, etc. which all have ...[Read More]

Category: Safety/Injury Prevention,


Heat Illness

Published: July 24, 2015
Article PhotoHeat Illness by Jennifer Stromberg, MD As temperatures continue to rise this summer it’s important for our summer and fall athletes and coaches to be aware of the increased risk of heat illness. When we exercise body temperature rises, causing us to sweat, which is one of the ways the body works to prevent ov...[Read More]

Category: Safety/Injury Prevention,


5 Questions to Ask About Ankle Sprains

Published: July 24, 2015
Article PhotoAnkle sprains are very common. In fact, approximately 2-million ankle injuries occur in the United States every year(1). Unfortunately, over 70% of ankle sprains occur among individuals with previous ankle sprains, many of which were not completely rehabilitated (4). “Ankle Sprains” are defined as an i...[Read More]

Category: Ankle Injuries,


Coach's Corner What is FIFA 11+

Published: July 24, 2015
Article Photo1. The FIFA “11+” is an injury prevention program developed by a comprehensive group of international experts, and is targeted for soccer players aged 14 or older. 2. Scientific studies have shown that youth soccer teams who adopted the 11+ program had lower rates of injury as compared to teams who warmed up as usual.&...[Read More]

Category: Coach's Corner,


Choosing Wisely: Avoid recommending knee arthroscopy

Published: July 24, 2015
Article PhotoArthroscopic partial meniscectomy of the knee is the most commonly performed orthopedic surgery in the United States, with about 700,000 such procedures occurring annually. This is a minimally invasive surgery performed to address tears of the medial or lateral meniscus of the knee. The meniscus is a half-moon shaped piece of cartilage in the knee ...[Read More]

Category: Choosing Wisely,





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