Recent blog posts
- A Feat of Strength
- Concussed!! It's Your Brain.. But What is Delayed Symptoms
- Baseball Throwing Programs to Prevent Injury
- SMART Goals
- Cold Weather Warm Up Prior to Exercise
- What is YOUR goal?
- Stress fractures, stress reactions and the terrible too’s
- Reduce your risk of Obesity!
- Mental health, cellular health and the anti-aging trick. Seriously!
- Drop pounds with one easy (and healthy) change!
A large majority of people who walk through our door have significant weakness in their gluteus medius muscle, including those of you who are already very active and might consider yourselves strong. But be careful, unless you perform specific and isolated exercise to strengthen this muscle, it probably is under active or "turned off" when you need it most. This often leads to low back pain, sacro-iliac joint/hip misalignments, knee pain and even foot/ankle overuse injuries.
So how do we test your gluteus medius strength? These are the two best ways...
Concussions are common in contact sports due to blows to the head and car accidents due to acceleration forces to the cranium, even in absence of head contact. There may or may not be loss of consciousness. However, symptoms can persist even past a year even without loss of consciousness.
One thing to REMEMBER: Your symptoms are YOURS and you CAN NOT compare them to others or expect a similar timeline.
Concussion Symptoms Include:
• Headache or a feeling of pressure in the head
• Confusion or feeling as if in a fog
• Amnesia surrounding the traumatic event
It's that time of the year again. The holidays have passed. And now that it is the New Year, the resolutions are becoming priorities. The problem...most of us can't even remember 2012's resolutions. The solution for 2013...holding ourselves accountable by writing S.M..A.R.T. goals.
S. Specific- your goal should be simply stated and say precisely what you will
accomplish. It should define the What, How and Why for your goal.
i.e. I will lose 10 pounds (the what), by increasing my frequency of
exercise (the how) to improve my overall health and well being (the why) in
Winter is right around the corner and the cold weather is coming with it. This means that performing a proper warm up and cool down routine are more important than ever prior to exercising out in the elements. Muscles will become tighter with the decrease in temperature increasing the risk for soft tissue and other musculoskeletal injuries. Below is a list of ideas to help you warm up and cool down to help you enjoy your favorite cold weather activities!
1. Start with a brisk walk, light jog or performing jumping jacks in
No matter your sport, we have all reached a point when we find ourselves bored, tired and ready to quit. Whether its stress from work, home or simply boredom with the same routine, something needs to change, right? Although finding the energy to examine your situation may be the last thing you want to do, it is exactly what is required.
Stress fractures are just one type of overuse injury that can develop in the athletic population. The rate of injury tends to increase during spring as the weather turns warmer and more individuals are exercising after their winter hibernation. Also, high school athletes may be switching sporting seasons, which may tends to include a rapid change in training style, exercise type and activity level. There are several different causes or risk factors that can lead to such an injury.
GENE (noun) - the basic physical unit of heredity; a linear sequence of nucleotides along a segment of DNA that provides the coded instructions for synthesis of RNA, which, when translated into protein, leads to the expression of hereditary character.
How many different ways do we have to say it….exercise is good!! That’s an understatement since exercise is truly required for healthy bones, muscles, heart, lungs, and exercise also has numerous other health benefits. Exercise (or lack of exercise) can affect you all the way down to the cellular level, and may even have anti-aging effects.
According to figures from 2009, the average US citizen consumes just over 600 servings of soft-drinks annually. That’s right, 600 12oz sodas per year!! While this statistic may seem outrageous, there are some indications that soft drink consumption may be declining. However, this trend has problems since some of this decline in soft drinks has been replaced by a rapid increase in energy drink consumption (especially among youth).