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High Concussion Rates Found During Football Practice

According to a recent study published in the Journal of American Medical Association Pediatrics (02/2015),concussion rates in football athletes at the youth, high school, and collegiate levels were found to be highest during a game situation; BUT, practice sessions also posed a major concussion risk for these same groups of athletes. During practice, athletes at […]

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10 Things You Need To Know About Your VMO

What the heck is your VMO you Say? The vastus medialis (vastus internus or teardrop muscle) is an extensor muscle located medially in the thigh that extends the knee. The vastus medialis is part of the quadriceps muscle group. 1. The one and one-quarter squat is a great way to correct weakness in the VMO […]

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Knees…

1. The front squat is easier on the knees compared to the back squat. 2. Biomechanical analysis shows that the HIGHEST compressive force on the knee is at a 90-degree knee flexion angle— just about parallel 3. The glute medius and minimus are far more important for knee than the VMO 4. If you aggressively […]

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Our Experienced Trainers Will Help You Achieve Your Fitness Goals

The programs our professional trainers develop are based on our years of experience and success in helping people achieve their goals. Our fitness clients lose weight, build muscle, and boost their energy and self confidence. The athletes we work with become stronger, faster, and more injury resistant. Our rehab patients not only meet but exceed […]

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Plantar Fasciitis

With the start of the new year, fitness resolutions are on everyone’s mind. Couch potatoes and exercise enthusiasts have started new physical activities and routines, runners have upped their mileage and weekend warriors are working hard to advance quickly in their chosen sport or activity-all trying to achieve the goal of leading a healthier lifestyle. […]

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Do Kinesio-Tape Results Match the Hype?

(AAOS Now 11/12) It started showing up in earnest at the 2008 Olympics-tape on athletes-not white cloth wound around ankles, but swatches in various colors applied in seemingly haphazard patterns to the body surface. By the 2012 Olympics, the tape was regularly seen not only during the London games but in sports leagues, tournaments, and […]

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Concussions in Athletes. Are They Preventable?

If your child or athlete plays a contact sport, you probably have noticed the recent increase in media attention on concussions. In sports medicine, this is not a new phenomenon but rather an old lingering problem with a new resurgence in awareness. In the state of Alabama, if an athlete is “suspected” of having a […]

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New Evidence Shows Fracture and ACL Prevention Programs are Essential Before, During and After Your Season

Science Daily (Nov 16,2012) Nearly 8 million U.S. high school students participate in sports every year. Now, the focus is not on just winning but on something just as important-their health. New research from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) shows fracture and ACL prevention programs are ESSENTIAL in ensuring injuries don’t sideline […]

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