Monthly Archives: August 2016

In an article titled “Study: Vibram FiveFingers Lead to Greater Risk of Foot Bone Injury” published in Runner’s World in February 2013, researchers concluded that running in “barely there” shoes cause an increase in stress reactions and fractures in the foot.  The study, originally published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, was conducted […]

Baseball season is fast approaching. Many of the local high school athletes have been training throughout the winter. As training intensity increases and the season is in full swing, injuries increase proportionally. There are several steps the athlete can take to prevent injury and improve performance.   1. STRETCHING. In the throwing motion, the athlete […]

The female soccer player is 4 to 8 times more likely to tear her ACL on the field than her male counterpart.  Proposed causes include muscle strength, technique, knee anatomy, hormonal influences and leg alignment.  Exercise programs have become more popular and point to core strengthening and balance as paramount in injury prevention. A Sports […]

Artificial turf may seem like a great alternative to natural grass, but looks are deceiving.  Artificial turf was introduced in the 1960’s to increase playing surface durability, provide an indoor surface that was easy to maintain and provide a surface for urban children to play on.  Despite these advantages, artificial turf has resulted in higher […]

Published in the March/April 2008 issue of Women’s Adventure Magazine What it is: Lateral Epicondylitis came to be known as tennis elbow because it is so common among tennis players.  Up to 50 percent of tennis players can suffer from symptoms at some point, but women who engage in such sports as volleyball, tennis, golf, […]