Strength Training for Youth Athletic Development

strength training for adolescents

Youth Athletic Development There is a common notion that resistance training in youth athletes can cause negative effects on development and maturity in children. Many parents believe that resistance training will stunt the growth of their child if they initiate weight lifting at too young of an age. However, we know that strength training and…

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Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (TTS) occurs when a nerve within your ankle gets compressed. This can cause changes in your sensation, pain, or movement of the foot and ankle. It is commonly referred to as the carpal tunnel syndrome of the foot. Understanding more about this health condition can help you recover faster, get proper treatment,…

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Ankle Mobility: Why is it important?

ankle mobility

Ankle Mobility: Why is it important?  Having full ankle mobility is one of the best things you can do to prevent injury. Lack of ankle dorsiflexion is a contributing factor to many painful diagnoses throughout the body –  and not only at the ankle. The ankle plays a major role in injury prevention due to…

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Adductor Strains

adductor strain

Groin Strains If you played sports, it is likely that you have experienced an adductor groin strain. This injury is most common in sports like soccer, ice hockey, tennis, rugby, baseball, basketball, and football. A groin strain can limit your ability to perform many activities like running, kicking, cutting or changing direction, and can linger…

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Pain: Why do we feel it?

knee pain

What is pain? That is a loaded question with a complex answer! To give a simple explanation, “it is an unpleasant sensory or emotional experience that is unique to the individual.” The key word being “unique” as perceptions of pain and how to it relates to our physiology can be quite complex. We deal in…

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Ankle Sprain Rehab

Ankle Sprain Rehab Ankle sprains are one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries, however most people assume they can recover from them on their own. Unfortunately, one quick roll of the ankle can result in significant instability, decreased range of motion, and loss of strength causing increased risk of re-injury if left untreated. As a…

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Periodization for Peak Performance

Periodization

Periodization is the best for peak performance. All competitive athletes want to improve their in-season performance. However, off-season training leads to improvement in performance. Thankfully, there are several different approaches to strength training to allow for peak performance. Most paradigms involve some form of this training. The purpose is to maximize several different athletic qualities…

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Running Warm Up

running warm up

Attention Runners! Are you Warming Up Properly?  Running is a wonderful sport that has many health benefits. Above all, running is a physical activity that requires a warm up. However, running naturally results in increased impact through the ankles, knees, hips and spine. The ground reaction forces are approximately 2-3 times your body weight while…

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Mobility & Workouts

mobility

What is mobility?  Mobility is referencing the range of motion functionally available within a specific joint or motor pattern. Think of your joints as door hinges, the stiffer they get the harder it is to open the door. But if you put some WD-40 on those hinges, all of a sudden the door swings open…

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