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ACL Reconstruction

ACL Reconstruction

ACL reconstruction has become a relatively normal procedure with athletes jumping back into play within weeks of surgery. In a study of reconstructed knees of recreational runners, while the ACL reconstruction corrected the anterior displacement of the tibia, it was found that the knees were more externally rotated and adducted. Knowing this, part of the(…)

Dementia

Dementia

Dementia is a general term for a group of symptoms including decreased cognition, memory, attention, language and problem solving abilities. It is generally progressive in nature and while medication and treatment can slow it down, one eventually will forget where and even when they are. Various forms of dementia exist and it must be distinguished from other(…)

Bands and Chains

Bands and Chains

In the past 25 years, progressive resistance has become a staple of athletic development. Unfortunately, it hasn’t really made headway into the recreational athlete world. Bands have been used for a while but have been made popular by the powerlifters of Westside Barbell and EliteFTS. The idea being that the weight gets heavier as the(…)

Plyometrics

Plyometrics

We’ve all heard we should spend some time developing power and explosiveness. Very few people understand why. Many believe that strength and endurance will carry them to their goals. Power, speed and agility allow one to dictate the speed and intensity of play. Adams, O’Shea, O’Shea and Climstein  compared weight training, plyometrics and weight training(…)

Diabetes

Diabetes

 Unfortunately, type 2 diabetes has become all too common. The WHO states that nearly 200 million people globally have some form of diabetes and that 90% of those cases are type 2. Keep in mind, it is estimated that 96% of cases of type 2 diabetes can be prevented or controlled with proper nutrition and(…)

Concussions

Concussions

Given the Pacioretty-Chara concussion discussion in the NHL, and it being so soon after the Crosby concussion, a quick overview of concussion injuries and rehabilitation is in order. A concussion is when a direct blow to the head, neck or elsewhere on the body results in a force being transmitted to the head. This force(…)