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5 Soothing Pilates Exercises to Relieve Lower Back Pain

Posted by Ryan Greenwood

February 15, 2018 at 8:39 AM

Lower back pain is one of the annoying inevitables in life for almost everybody. In many cases, lower back pain plagues the corporate professional sitting at a desk or athletes from repeatative movements. The good news is that majority of cases are relatively mild and can be managed at home. Pilates is an example of a beneficial exercise that'll help alleviate some, if not all, of your pain. 

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Topics: lower back pain, Pilates

Relief from Back Pain and Back Injuries...Without Opioids!

Posted by Ryan Greenwood

February 14, 2018 at 9:28 AM

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Topics: lower back pain

5 Ways to Recover From a Sports Injury Like a Pro

Posted by Ryan Greenwood

February 13, 2018 at 8:10 AM

You know that anyone who participates in a certain sport on a professional level is exponentially more at risk for suffering from a sports injury. In fact, it wouldn't be unreasonable to suggest that every professional athlete will suffer from an injury at some point, whether that is a relatively minor injury from overexercising or something more serious like a fracture. If you too are an athlete (just not at a professional level) you understand that the risk of potential injury also exists for you. If you are currently suffering from a sports injury, it is worth looking at how the pros deal with their injuries and taking notes. In this post, we will take a look at a few recovery tips from the pros to help you come back strong and fully heal as quickly as possible.

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Topics: sports injuries

Effective Tennis Elbow Treatment Options

Posted by Ryan Greenwood

February 6, 2018 at 10:30 AM

Although tennis players to the south enjoy their passion outdoors throughout much of the year, those in the northern tier of states are confined to indoor courts until the warm summer breezes finally arrive. To maximize the competitive pleasures of those precious fair weather months, it's important for players to minimize the impact of common injuries like tennis elbow.  

What is Tennis Elbow?

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Topics: Tennis Elbow

You smell with your body, not just your nose

Posted by Ryan Greenwood

February 2, 2018 at 11:52 AM

You smell with your body, not just your nose.

You
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Topics: human body

Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger?

Posted by Ryan Greenwood

January 30, 2018 at 10:10 AM

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Calling All Athletic Trainers

Posted by Chad Schomber

January 26, 2018 at 10:03 AM

As an athletic trainer, sports fans only notice you when their favorite player gets hurt. Then all their eyes are on you. In that moment, when fans are holding their collective breath, the field is your stage and it's your turn to shine. We want to hear those stories.

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Topics: Athletic Trainers

How to Recuperate From an Ankle Injury

Posted by Andrea Hamel

January 18, 2018 at 9:59 AM

Experiencing an injury to any part of the body is a challenge. Actually, it can put quite a hamper to your lifestyle. Not only are you dealing with the potential for ongoing pain, but you will likely have limited movement as well. For active individuals, injuries may happen more frequently and they can be more detrimental to your lifestyle because it puts you out of commission temporarily. Sprains, strains, and broken bones occur regularly with those who engage in sports and active lifestyles. An ankle injury is one injury that sports enthusiasts and active individuals commonly see. When an ankle injury occurs, it can be frustrating waiting for it to heal so you can get back to doing what you love most. However, there are techniques to aid in the healing process and strengthen your ankle so you can get on with life. First, let's take a look at more details about ankle sprains.

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Topics: Ankle injuries, Knee Braces, Knee Injuries

Heel Turn: 5 Times When Your Heel Might Hurt

Posted by Andrea Hamel

January 16, 2018 at 10:03 AM

   The heel is prone to many types of injuries. The Mayo Clinic, for instance, lists several. This is a shame, because, despite frequently being overlooked, they are essential for performing most sports. When they hurt, your practice routine is overthrown. Getting back to that routine means finding the source of the heel pain and how to treat it. 

    Here are 5 types of injuries a heel can sustain and some ways to treat those injuries.

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Topics: Plantar Fasciitis, heel spurs, heel pain

4 Yoga Poses for Plantar Fasciitis

Posted by Andrea Hamel

January 11, 2018 at 9:00 AM

You don't have to be a yogi to reap the benefits of regular yoga. Long-term studies have revealed the vast number of ways yoga has been able to help people improve their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. But today, we are going to focus solely on the physical benefits of yoga; more specifically, how certain yoga poses can help reduce the pain and irritation caused by plantar fasciitis. If you are dealing with plantar fasciitis at this time and are looking for one extra way to lessen some of your pain, check out these four yoga poses.

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Topics: Plantar Fasciitis, yoga

Everything You Wanted to Know About Plantar Fasciitis

Posted by Andrea Hamel

January 9, 2018 at 9:12 AM

 

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Topics: Plantar Fasciitis

Prepare to Be a First Responder with the Right Medical Bag for the Job

Posted by Andrea Hamel

January 4, 2018 at 8:09 AM

When it comes to athletic training, the focus is always on striving for one step closer to perfection. Athletes are driven by the desire to shave half a second off their last running time, achieve five extra reps per set, and becoming more accurate with each throw. With this constant forward momentum, it's no surprise that almost no one on the field or in the gym is considering the possibilities of serious injury. Sure, everyone tries to maintain good form to avoid a strain, but a life changing accident is the last thing anyone wants to think about. However, every team and facility has at least one concerned individual who is ready for anything, and we call them first responders. These brave men and women are always ready to lend a hand and are usually excellently equipped with a medical bag prepared for almost anything.

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Topics: Athletic Trainers, Athletic Training Kits, first responder

New Year, New You: Choosing Athletic Training Kits

Posted by Andrea Hamel

January 2, 2018 at 9:03 AM

 

Attention Athletic Trainers! It's time to consider your athletic training kit options.



With all that training, however, you need an athletic training kit that's going to handle all your needs when you're at the gym, working out with your teammates, or simply hitting the trails to run. From injury prevention to dealing with sprains, strains, and other issues that could prevent you from meeting your goals, you want an athletic training kit that will provide you with everything you need to handle whatever your workout throws at you. This year, be prepared for anything with an athletic training kit that's already been put together for you. Choosing the one that's best for you is simple: it starts with knowing what your individual needs are and what injuries you're likely to face in your sport of choice.

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Topics: Athletic Trainers, Athletic Training Kits

Practical Tips for Dealing with Knee Joint Pain from Runner's Knee

Posted by Andrea Hamel

December 28, 2017 at 9:30 AM

If you are suffering from knee joint pain, one reason could be a condition called chondromalacia patellae, or better known as runner's knee. Sometimes referred to as runner's knee or patellofemoral syndrome, it can make even the slightest movements very painful. What is chondromalacia patellae and how is it treated? Here is some information you need to know.

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Topics: Runner's Knee, knee injuries

The Best And Worst Yoga Poses to Get Rid of Knee Pain And Build Stronger Joints

Posted by Andrea Hamel

December 26, 2017 at 9:03 AM

Treatment for knee pain takes many different forms. For some people, they'll simply need to rest their knee, make some lifestyle adjustments, or try new exercises that don't put too much stress on their joints. In more severe cases of chronic knee pain or in the case of a bad sports injury, surgery may be required. However, for anyone experiencing relatively mild yet incredibly annoying knee pain, there are a few things you can try. One thing that many people find very beneficial for their knee pain is yoga. If you are looking for something that will not only relieve some of your knee pain, but make your knee joints stronger over the long run, take a look at a few useful yoga poses that will help. At the end, we will also discuss a couple of yoga poses that are not good for your knees and that should be avoided.

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Topics: Knee Pain, yoga, knee joint pain

Top Holiday Gifts for Sports Fans

Posted by Carol Trehearn

December 21, 2017 at 10:32 AM

There’s one in each and every household, that family member who can’t miss a game, spends their weekends in their favorite team sweater and even cried when their favorite player was taken off the court – a sports fan! It can be difficult buying a gift that truly means something for the sport’s fan in your life, especially if they already have an impressive merchandise collection. However, this year, why not give them a holiday gift with a difference. So, if you are stuck and stressed for ideas, then keep these ideas in mind when shopping for the much-loved sports fanatic in your life.

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Topics: Guest Post

Knee Pain Treatments of All Varieties to Try out

Posted by Andrea Hamel

December 21, 2017 at 9:03 AM

Knee pain is absolutely something that you should take seriously, and this means examining all possible ways of treating the injury. This includes both “all natural” and more traditional types of treatment within the medical field. Herbs, dietary supplements, exercises and just about everything else that you can think of have been prescribed before. Anything that could potentially help you relieve pain is worth checking out.

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Topics: Knee Pain, knee injuries, knee pain treatment

The Best And Worst Exercises For Knee Joint Pain

Posted by Andrea Hamel

December 19, 2017 at 9:05 AM

Knee joint pain is an extremely common ailment that can affect everyone, young and old alike. While it is important that you get expert medical advice regarding the best treatment for a knee injury, once you have recovered, you can begin to explore the different exercises that are hugely beneficial for regaining and maintaining strength in and around your knee. In this post, we will uncover five of the best exercises you can use to help alleviate your knee pain and three of the worst exercises that you should avoid after a recent knee injury.

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Topics: Knee Pain, knee joint pain

Making College Affordable with the Help of Athletic Scholarships

Posted by Carol Trehearn

December 18, 2017 at 8:48 AM

Not every parent has the money to send their children to a top 10 college. Taking out loans might help you to afford tuition, but there are also going to be living and textbook expenses that your child will need to pay to get through school. If you are the parent of an athletically inclined child, now is the time to visit athletes-usa.com. There are sports scholarships available for just about every sport, from competitive high diving and track and field to fencing and basketball. Know which colleges have which types of sports programs and you and your child can make a plan that will enable you to send your children to an institute of higher learning for less.

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Topics: Guest Post

How to Prevent Injury During Sport

Posted by Carol Trehearn

December 18, 2017 at 8:43 AM

It’s something people say over and over again – exercise is one of the only surefire ways of keeping fit and healthy. No miracle pill or quick trick is going to do the same amount of good as a workout that suits your specific needs and body type. However, what some people can forget is that exercise in any form also poses a degree of risk to your physical wellbeing. Anything from occasional yoga to extreme weight-lifting requires preparation and understanding before throwing your body into something it might not be able to cope with straight away. Here are some ways you can prevent injuring yourself while exercising.

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Topics: Guest Post

What to do during and after your knee injury

Posted by Andrea Hamel

December 14, 2017 at 9:02 AM

The steps that you should take during and after surgery on your knee will obviously depend on the type of surgery you’re getting specifically. Here’s some information about preparing for knee surgery both generally and specific information related to specific surgeries.

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Topics: knee injury, Knee Braces, Knee Injuries

A Look at Two Potential Causes of Athletic Knee Joint Pain

Posted by Andrea Hamel

December 12, 2017 at 9:03 AM

Whether your knee joint pain has progressively gotten worse or the pain started suddenly, if you are experiencing serious pain around your knee, you might be wondering what is wrong and what you can do to treat your pain. While there are many causes of knee pain, a meniscus tear and an ACL tear are among the most common types of knee pain for athletes.  

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Topics: Knee Pain, knee joint pain, Knee Braces, Knee Injuries

Fantasy Football Injuries: Week 14

Posted by Ryan Greenwood

December 11, 2017 at 3:40 PM

Week 14 Fantasy Football Injuries presented by Mueller Sports Medicine.

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Topics: Fantasy Football

Strengthen your hips and butt to reduce lower back pain

Posted by Ryan Greenwood

December 8, 2017 at 12:02 PM

 
Like millions of people, you're experiencing  chronic lower back pain and you're not sure why. It's your hips. Well, maybe there's some other underlying problem but let's see if it's your hip and butt muscles.
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Topics: lower back pain

Get Back on Your Feet Faster with Effective Treatments for Knee Injuries

Posted by Andrea Hamel

December 7, 2017 at 9:05 AM

Popular culture has long relied on the stereotype of the person who predicts bad weather when his knee is "acting up". This stereotype is far from entertaining to people who suffer knee injuries when they pursue more active lifestyles, and to an aging population that may be in the beginning stages of knee osteoarthritis. Rather than relegating knee pain to a method of predicting the weather, people who experience knee injuries are looking for effective treatments for knee injuries that not only reduce and eliminate knee pain, but that also help them regain mobility and get back to their chosen activities as quickly as is possible.

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Topics: Knee Pain, Knee Braces, Knee Injuries

Cheerleading Knee Pain: Why Your Daughter's Knee Is Locking Up

Posted by Andrea Hamel

December 5, 2017 at 9:09 AM

Cheerleading is a fun and athletic sport, one that your daughter loves. Unfortunately, she has been suffering from a “locked” knee or one that suddenly refused to bend for a period of time.

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Topics: Knee Pain, cheerleading, locked knee

Fantasy Football Injuries: Week 13

Posted by Ryan Greenwood

December 4, 2017 at 2:38 PM

 

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Topics: Fantasy Football

6 Things You Don't Want to do When You have back pain

Posted by Andrea Hamel

November 30, 2017 at 10:26 AM

When you are looking for advice related to treating mild back pain, it is pretty easy to come across copious amounts of information on the web offering you advice on what to do to expedite your recovery. However, it is equally as important to focus on things you should not do when you are trying to completely heal an injured back. In this post, we are going to take a look at six things ranging from seemingly minor, subconscious habits to potentially risky activities that you should avoid doing when you are in the process of recovering from a back injury. 

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Topics: back pain, back injuries

Major University Studies Support Use of Sports Medicine Ankle Braces

Posted by Andrea Hamel

November 28, 2017 at 11:11 AM

Ankle sprains are a fact of life for many basketball and football players. In fact, almost anyone involved in a team sport is vulnerable to sprains that either limit performance or temporarily prevent participation.

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Topics: Ankle Sprain, ankle brace

How You Can Treat Your Back Injuries and Back Pain

Posted by Andrea Hamel

November 28, 2017 at 9:28 AM

In America, back pain and sciatica are among the most common complaints of pain. Millions of people each year, up to almost 80% of people, experience back pain in some form. Whether it is acute or chronic, most people at some point in their lives will struggle with back pain.

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Topics: back pain, back injuries

Fantasy Football Injuries: week 12

Posted by Cotton Fitzgerald

November 27, 2017 at 3:30 PM

 

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Topics: Fantasy Football

Everything You Need to Know About Healing Your Neck Injury

Posted by Andrea Hamel

November 23, 2017 at 10:02 AM

Whether you are suffering from a sore neck, prolonged stiffness, or a case of whiplash, living through the discomfort of your neck injury doesn't have to be your reality. There are plenty of ways that you can safely soothe and heal your neck (with the approval of your general physician or pain specialist, of course). In this post, we will uncover the top eight things that you can do to help make your neck injury less painful and get you on the road to recovery.

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Topics: neck injuries

10 UNCONVENTIONAL THINGS TO TRY For Back Injuries And Back Pain

Posted by Andrea Hamel

November 21, 2017 at 9:58 AM

From overlooked remedies to uncommon therapeutic activities, there are many types of treatment for back injuries and back pain that most people have yet to try. If you have gone down your list of treatment options and thus far nothing has worked for you, it may be time to try something a little less conventional in order to experience lasting results. In this post, you will discover ten unique treatments for back injuries and back pain.

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Topics: back pain, back injuries

Fantasy Football Injuries: Week 11

Posted by Cotton Fitzgerald

November 20, 2017 at 4:10 PM

Fantasy Football Injuries presented by Mueller Sports Medicine

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Topics: Fantasy Football

6 Luxurious Ways to Soothe Your Back Pain

Posted by Andrea Hamel

November 16, 2017 at 9:10 AM

Anyone who has ever had to deal with back pain knows that it's no fun. Whether it is minor, acute pain or a chronic problem, back injuries never fail to get in the way of a person's day and well-being. Whatever the reason for your back pain, it is, of course, very important that you take the proper precautions to prevent further injury and get treated by a specialized medical professional. If you are finding yourself in great discomfort in between doctor's appointments and medical treatment for your back pain or injury, there are some things you can do at home on your own. And they're not just effective ways to alleviate some of the pain and discomfort, they are incredibly luxurious too. In this post, we will uncover six ultra luxurious ways to sooth your back pain.

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Topics: back pain, back injuries, lower back pain

Spinal Stenosis: Options

Posted by Andrea Hamel

November 14, 2017 at 9:41 AM

Many individuals with spinal stenosis have a similar story. At some point they began to have pain, numbness or tingling--usually in their legs and feet, but occasionally in their shoulders and arms. If they laid down or stretched their back, the symptoms would go away. They attributed it to aging or stress or bad genetics. But then the pain and numbness and tingling got worse. It hindered them from sleeping at night. It was difficult for them to sit for long periods. The feeling in their legs would disappear and they would collapse. At this point, they decided a visit to the doctor might be a good idea. 

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Topics: back pain, back injuries, spinal stenosis

Fantasy Football Injuries: week 10

Posted by Cotton Fitzgerald

November 13, 2017 at 3:30 PM

Fantasy Football Injury Report presented by Mueller Sports Medicine

 

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Topics: Fantasy Football

6 Yoga Poses to Try For Back Pain

Posted by Andrea Hamel

November 9, 2017 at 10:07 AM

Suffering from an aching, annoying case of back pain? You're not alone. Back pain, particularly lower back pain, is one of the most common injuries out there that plagues everyone from young, agile athletes who have strained themselves working out a little too hard to elderly adults who have been living with chronic, lower back pain for years. The good news is that you don't have to suffer as there are plenty of ways to treat the problem and alleviate some, if not all, of the pain without spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on physical rehabilitation, medicine, or surgery. In this post, we will take a look at six easy yoga poses that will do wonders for your back pain.

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Topics: back pain, lower back pain, yoga

Finding a Treatment for your Spinal Stenosis

Posted by Andrea Hamel

November 7, 2017 at 9:10 AM

Back pain can be debilitating, which is why finding a treatment for your back injuries and pain is crucial. Especially when you live with the daily aches and pain of spinal stenosis, it's important to try to find ways to help.

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Topics: back injuries, spinal stenosis

Fantasy Football Injuries: Week 9

Posted by Cotton Fitzgerald

November 6, 2017 at 4:10 PM

 

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Topics: Fantasy Football

Treatments For Wrist Injuries: 10 Exercises and Stretches That Can Help Strengthen Your Wrist

Posted by Andrea Hamel

November 2, 2017 at 10:03 AM

Pain, stiffness, or weakness in your wrists can make everyday activities difficult and agonizing to do. Unfortunately, most individuals believe the nagging discomfort they feel is incurable, and choose to bear through the pain instead of looking for ways to alleviate their suffering. However, this isn't true, and relief is possible by strengthening your wrists with some simple exercises. Before performing any of the stretches listed below, be sure to consult a doctor about the proper treatment for your wrist injury. An accurate diagnoses is your first true step towards recovery. While these exercises are useful after an injury, you can also perform them to prevent wrist strain from ever occurring.

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Topics: Treating Wrist Injuries, wrist injuries

How to Reduce and Recover from Your Sports Toe Injury

Posted by Andrea Hamel

October 31, 2017 at 11:35 AM

Toe injuries may not be life threatening in most cases, but they can definitely slow down any athletic endeavor. Here are some tips to make sure that you’re doing everything you can in order to expedite healing while the injury is happening, as well as both directly after and in the long term.

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Topics: sports injuries

Fantasy Football injuries: Week 8

Posted by Cotton Fitzgerald

October 30, 2017 at 2:51 PM

We're halfway through the NFL season and we hope your team haven't been sidelined with fantasy football injuries.

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Topics: Fantasy Football

The 8 Most Common Sports Injuries And The Best Treatments For Them

Posted by Andrea Hamel

October 26, 2017 at 10:30 AM

You don't have to be a division one athlete to potentially get hurt on the field or in the gym. Whether you are newly working out on a regular basis or are a highly trained professional athlete, anyone who takes part in any kind of physical activity can suffer from a sports injury. Should the time ever come when you are injured during workouts or a game, it is important to be prepared and know what to do in order to fully recover and prevent further damage to the injured part of your body. In this post, we will uncover eight of the most common sports injuries and the best treatments for those common injuries.

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Topics: Runner's Knee, Plantar Fasciitis, sports injuries

5 Booming Sports Medicine Career Paths

Posted by Carol Trehearn

October 25, 2017 at 8:34 AM

The world of sports is changing. Football is on the decline because of the revelations that repeated concussions create a lifetime of problems, and sports like boxing are being replaced by even more brutal disciplines such as mixed martial arts. As a result, the demand for sports medicine professionals is on the rise. Here are 5 booming sports medicine career paths to consider.

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Topics: Guest Post

Fantasy Football Injuries: Week 7

Posted by Cotton Fitzgerald

October 23, 2017 at 4:56 PM

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Topics: Fantasy Football

4 Injuries that All Athletes Dread

Posted by Carol Trehearn

October 23, 2017 at 4:23 PM

No athlete or sportsman in the world can escape injuries and that’s a part of their lives which every athlete must accept. However, there are certain injuries which can be so devastating and long term that they can potentially end careers, or at least shorten them significantly if not treated in time. It doesn’t matter if you are a professional or an amateur, if you have reason to suspect or you know for a fact that you have any of the following four injuries, consult a doctor and the St George Physical Therapy Center as soon as possible.

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Topics: Guest Post

Common Football Injuries Including Overheating

Posted by Andrea Hamel

October 19, 2017 at 1:37 PM

The most common type of football injury is going to depend mightily on what your position is. It is true, however, that some injuries are going to be common to just about everyone. Here are some examples of some specific position injuries as well as some injuries coming from more general football situations, including how you can work through them on your own when possible.

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Topics: football injuries, football, high school football injuries

Gordon Hayward's Gruesome Ankle Injury

Posted by Cotton Fitzgerald

October 18, 2017 at 9:30 AM

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Topics: ankle injury

Rafael Nadal Infographic

Posted by Cotton Fitzgerald

October 17, 2017 at 4:29 PM

Mueller ProStrips® are made up of an easy to use pressure-sensitive adhesive mesh tape that helps protect against abrasions, turf burns, scrapes, blisters and calluses. Recommended for sporting activities where abrasions are caused by equipment or apparel.

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Topics: Rafael Nadal, Pro Strips

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