sports injuries

June 14, 2018

Study: More than 80% of kids downplay, hide sports injuries

A new study conducted by the Auckland University of Technology Sports Performance Research Institute in New Zealand found that more than 80 percent of kids downplay or hide injuries suffered while playing sports. Researchers surveyed 262 boys and...

September 14, 2017

SportsMed: Minimizing back injury risks in the weight room

Weight training programs should result in reduction of injury-risk, along with gains in muscle strength, power, endurance and improvement in sport performance. But weight training can cause injury, with the low back being particularly vulnerab...

June 15, 2017

Recovering from ACL injuries

The knee is an intricate part of the human body. Bones, muscles and ligaments work together to help athletes compete at the highest levels. Unfortunately, intense competition can sometimes lead to a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), which connec...

December 19, 2016

21 tips on reducing sports injuries

“Redux” means brought back or restored. The word is appropriate, as we have moved from a pre-1960 attitude of “injuries are part of the game,” to becoming aware that there are ways to lower the chance of injury, to what I see today as a kind ...

February 16, 2015

Protecting your players

Steps to help athletes avoid debilitating sports injuries Choosing a brace isn’t the most exciting decision an athlete will ever make, but it just might be the most important one. Timothy McGuine, senior scientist in the Department of Orthopedi...

December 28, 2011

Mentally coping with debilitating sports injuries

Being sidelined affects the mind just as much as the injured body part By Lindsey Wilson, Owner And Lead Presenter, Positive Performance Consulting, Seattle, Washington It's truly a marvel of modern science that we have so many different ways to ...