Sports Performance

Recovery Tips for Youth Athletes

Most athletes know that getting enough rest after any type of exercise is essential, but let’s take this further and talk about what we, the athletic trainers, actually mean when we say, “rest and recover.” Rest days are critical for the athlete’s physiological (body) and psychological (mind) well-being. Occasionally passive recovery (doing nothing) is needed …

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Diaphragmatic Breathing with Dr. Susan Mann

The diaphragm is the most efficient muscle of breathing. It is a large, dome-shaped muscle located at the base of the lungs. Your abdominal muscles help move the diaphragm and give you more power to empty your lungs. But chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may prevent the diaphragm from working effectively. When you have COPD, …

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Physical Therapy First

If you go out to lunch with friends, it is easy to get distracted stepping off a curb. In that moment, you may lose your balance and twist an ankle. You spend the rest of your weekend limping around the house to keep pressure off the injured area and maybe take a few ibuprofen to …

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Kinstretch to Improve Golf Game

Strength and conditioning is starting to take precedence within the golf world.   PGA players are starting to learn the importance of having a strong mobile body in order to put them in the best position to succeed on the course. For most casual golfers, fitness is usually left on the backburner.  The result? Injury …

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5 Negative Effects of Bad Posture on Your Body and Mind

Poor posture is the new first-world problem that’s causing more mental and physical health complicationsthan most people realize. The human body was designed to move – not to sit in a chair for several hours at a time. Over time, bad habits lead to fatigue, depression, pain and headaches. There’s a reason your mother told …

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Pilates for Pickleball & Tennis

A growing number of tennis and Pickleball players at every level practice Pilates. They utilise their Pilates training for a range of issues. Issues such as: injury prevention and recovery, rectifying muscle imbalance, to improving flexibility and building core and stabilizer muscles. Racquet sports are by their nature one-sided. Most players repeatedly use the same …

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