sports medicine

May 6, 2013

SportsMed: A ‘SICK’ scapula — is that contagious?

Part one of this two-part series examines the shoulder and injury prevention Shoulder injuries are prevalent among athletes with constant overhead movement of their arms, and susceptibility increases with the progressively greater demands imposed by...

October 7, 2010

SportsMed: Keeping the shoulder healthy

The importance of normal shoulder function is generally unappreciated until routine daily activities become difficult to perform. Has your star pitcher ever indicated having felt something “give” in the shoulder while pitching in a game but was ...

September 8, 2010

Evaluating and preventing MCL injuries in athletes

The knee is one of the most frequently injured joints in the body, primarily because it has poor bony stability and relies on ligaments and muscles for its stability. Because the knee is situated between two of the longest bones of the body, it is ex...

July 14, 2010

SportsMed: Examining ACL injuries in athletes

Athletes in specific sports, as well as females, are at greater risk  "You have an ACL tear!” These are some of the most feared words an athlete or coach can hear. But when this injury occurs, what does it mean for the athlete and could this ...

April 22, 2010

Powerline: Serious strength requires serious training

Strength and power are two inextricably linked indices that are pursued incessantly by coaches and athletes on a year-round basis. These two physiological siblings are necessities in athletic development, skill improvement, body composition enhanceme...

February 3, 2010

Emphasizing strength training in women’s sports

Not too long ago, it seemed as if female strength training was on trial and had to be defended before and after every workout. Currently, we would all like to believe that it's a well-known and widely accepted fact that tough, aggressive, progress...