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  • Are Your Athletes Fit Enough?

    Are Your Athletes Fit Enough?

    The number of youths participating in organized sports has never been higher, but how many of these athletes are actually physically fit enough to compete successfully?  How many are fit enough to participate in sports at a high level and still have fun? Most importantly, how many are fit enough to stay healthy and avoid

  • Fruit Sugar or Table Sugar

    Fruit Sugar or Table Sugar

    Don’t be afraid of the sugar in fruit (aka – fructose). Research has shown that even though fruits contain sugar in the form of fructose, it affects our body differently than the industrial forms of sugar, such as table sugar, and high fructose corn syrup (the type used in the pre-packaged and processed foods commonly

  • Reduce Female Knee Injuries with Sportsmetrics™

    Reduce Female Knee Injuries with Sportsmetrics™

    Physical Solutions has become a Certified Clinical Site for Cincinnati SportsMedicine and Orthopaedic Center’s nationally acclaimed Sportsmetrics™ program designed to reduce female knee injuries. What is Sportsmetrics™? Created under the direction of internationally-renowned orthopedic sports medicine surgeon, Frank R. Noyes, M.D., Sportsmetrics™ is the first training program scientifically proven to decrease knee injuries in female

  • Total Knee Replacement

    Total Knee Replacement

    Total Knee Replacement (TKR), or knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure in which the weight bearing surfaces of the knee are replaced.  Total knee replacement surgery is typically performed to relieve the pain and disability associated with joint degeneration (most commonly from osteoarthritis) that is associated with weight bearing activities such as standing, walking, and

  • Little Leaguers Elbow

    Little Leaguers Elbow

    It’s springtime.  Time for pitchers and catchers.  If your child is one of the more than 2 million kids participating in little league this year, then did you know that he or she has a 20-25% chance of developing symptomatic elbow pain?  You may want to read on. The term little leaguers elbow refers to

  • 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