Pre-hab

The Importance of Playing: The Growing Risk of Overuse Injuries in Youth Athletes

The Importance of Playing: The Growing Risk of Overuse Injuries in Youth Athletes

We live in a world of extremes—extreme home makeovers, extreme couponing, extreme diets, extreme paintball—it’s everywhere.  Gone are the days of moderation. It’s go big or go home on everything, every day, all day. This new mentality is even evident in the world of youth sports. In the past decade participation in youth sports across the board has soared to include more than 35 million kids between the ages of 7-17 in the United States.

Learning to Breathe

Breathe in. Breathe out. It’s pretty simple isn’t it? On average, a person will breathe 12 breaths each minute, totaling 17,000 breaths per day. It’s a function that is second nature, and we don’t even think about it. Now, place one hand on your chest and one hand on your belly. Which hand moves when you breathe in? Does your chest rise with each breath? Or, do you feel like your chest and shoulders are relatively quiet and your belly expands?

Getting to the Core...How True "Core Stability" Can Help to Protect Your Low Back

Low back pain is a common phenomenon in the world. It’s a condition that can be a constant complaint to some people, and an episodic annoyance to others with no definite solution in sight. But, a lot of times those who deal with low back pain on a regular basis, resign themselves to the pain and the inconvenience, feeling that even if they win the battle against one flair-up, another incident is just around the corner. So why fight it? Why not just surrender?