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  • ACL Injury and Female Athletes

    ACL Injury and Female Athletes

    Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the most common knee injuries in sports. The majority of ACL injuries (at least 70%) are non-contact in nature. The most common causes of non-contact ACL injury include: Change of direction or cutting maneuvers Deceleration Landing awkwardly from a jump Pivoting with the foot planted on the

  • Common Running Injuries

    Common Running Injuries

    If you’re a runner and want to decrease your risk of sustaining a running related injury, then you will need to learn how to run “softly”. Today we explore the most common types of running injuries, including causes, symptoms, home remedies and preventative measures. If you’re a Long Island Runner looking to avoid the need

  • Tips to Improve Running Performance

    Tips to Improve Running Performance

    If you are an experienced runner, running at least 4-5 times each week and are logging in twenty miles per week or more, here are some helpful tips on how to improve your performance. In order to improve your running performance, you will need to improve your endurance and your speed. Simply put, you can

  • Becoming a Runner

    Becoming a Runner

    Last week we discussed how to build a healthy base by getting off the couch and participating in a walking program. This week we will discuss how to take the next steps towards becoming a runner. A successful running program will help you to run longer and faster while minimizing the risks of sustaining unnecessary

  • Walk Before You Run.

    Walk Before You Run.

    Building a base with walking. If you’re already exercising regularly and your exercise program includes four or five days of cardio activity such as an exercise bike, elliptical, or swimming, then you can probably skip this first blog and wait for our “Beginner runners” blog, which will appear next week. Please read on though, if

  • Preventing low back pain with exercise

    Preventing low back pain with exercise

    If you were looking for the best way to treat and even avoid low back pain, look no further. Recent studies have demonstrated that specific forms of exercise, those intended to coordinate and stabilize deep trunk muscles, are the most effective way to prevent and deal with low back pain; a problem that most Americans

  • Those Devices We Call Hoverboards

    Those Devices We Call Hoverboards

    The motorized, self-balancing boards, commonly and erroneously (they don’t actually hover) referred to as Hoverboards seem to be everywhere. Hoverboards were the hot gift item this past holiday season. Most who try them, love them, but many who have used them have also been injured on them. If you’re thinking about trying this device, here

  • Concussions

    Concussions

    In the United States as many as 3.8 million reported and unreported concussions occur annually.1 Among individuals 15-24 years of age, sports are second only to motor vehicle accidents as the leading cause of concussions.2 Concussion is defined as a trauma-induced alteration in mental status that may or may not involve loss of consciousness.3   Concussion

  • The best way to prevent falls: Exercise

    The best way to prevent falls: Exercise

    The role of exercise in preventing falls among community dwelling older adults Regular participation in an exercise program is not only integral to the maintenance of good health and functional independence in older adulthood, but also serves a vital role in reducing or preventing falls among community dwelling seniors. This is the conclusion that has

  • Are You At Risk For Falling?

    Are You At Risk For Falling?

    Fall Testing for the Community Dwelling Older Adult The incidence of falls among community dwelling older adults is on the rise according to a recent study out of the University of Michigan.  The study, which was printed in the Journal of the American Medical Association for Internal Medicine, describes an analysis of data from 1998-2010