COPD and respiratory conditioning

COPD and respiratory conditioning

Respiratory conditioning is a controversial area. Some say it cannot be done, others swear by it. Also, the practices of respiratory conditioning are diverse. Everything from diaphragmatic breathing to training at altitude to wearing restrictive training masks are used. As a basic premise, we should acknowledge that evidence exists that one can strengthen all the(…)

Head and Neck Injuries

Head and Neck Injuries

McIntosh and McCory 2005 performed a literature review of head and neck injuries in the sports medicine literature. They surveyed rugby, ice hockey, American football, baseball, soccer, boxing, cricket, horse racing, skiing and snowboarding. One of the major factors that can help prevent head injury was found to be the hardness of a surface. They(…)

On Concussion

On Concussion

The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine released their position paper on concussion in 2010. You can find it here. They report that the rate of concussion in sport play is 0.14-3.66 per 1000 in high school and 0.5-3.0 in college sports. The position paper goes on to review on-field analysis, side line analysis and(…)