Why is it important to make cross training part of your exercise routine?

Why is it important to make cross training part of your exercise routine?

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

In achieving a goal of ultimate strength, health and fitness, injury prevention, improved performance, and endurance, it is important to use every tool and trick at your disposal. Cross training encourages athletes to avoid injuries, gain strength and increase flexibility, all the while avoiding boredom and the dreaded mental breakdown Read more

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How Long Does it Take for Pars Defect to Heal?

How Long Does it Take for Pars Defect to Heal?

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

We all know that feeling of an aching lower back. How can you know if that pain is a simple soreness or the result of a stress fracture, or maybe even a pars defect? Read more

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How does physical activity affect academic performance?

How does physical activity affect academic performance?

Thursday, May 09, 2019

We all want the best for our kids. We all hear that regular physical activity is an important part of being healthy. Yet we know that physical activity declines with age. Time and time again I hear that high school kids stop their regular sports to focus on getting good grades. But did you know physical activity actually improves academic performance? Read more

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Why Are Sports Important for Children’s Development?

Why Are Sports Important for Children’s Development?

Thursday, April 11, 2019

It has become common knowledge that sports are very important for children’s health and physical development as they promote exercise, coordination, and lower the chances of childhood obesity. But recently, it has been shown that playing sports not only aids children physically, but adds to overall childhood development academically, mentally, and socially as well. Here is exactly how/why playing sports as a child is essential for development and dramatically increases the chance of success later in life! Read more

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Everything You Need to Know About the Top Diet Trends in 2019

Everything You Need to Know About the Top Diet Trends in 2019

Monday, April 08, 2019

Every year there seems to be a new fad diet, healthcare trend, or new and exciting way to lose weight. In the ever-changing world of health and wellness, one thing always stays the same… people’s obsession with dieting. Being healthcare professionals ourselves, my team and I have seen it all and although we are not dietitians, we interact with clients on a daily basis and the discussion of diet trends inevitably comes up. So, due to our desire to help, we’ve compiled a list of the top diet trends in 2019. Here’s everything you need to know to stay informed! Read more

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Can Osgood-Schlatter Disease Affect Adults?

Can Osgood-Schlatter Disease Affect Adults?

Friday, April 05, 2019

Osgood-Schlatter disease is a painful condition causing inflammation just below the knee. Common in adolescents during growth spurts, Osgood-Schlatter disease can affect adults if not properly assessed and treated. Read more

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Hamstring Strains In Sport. Why Do They Occur?

Hamstring Strains In Sport. Why Do They Occur?

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Hamstrings are essential in providing the movement and balance necessary to excel at almost any sport. Because of the diversity of functions they control, and mobility they provide, such as running, jumping and kicking, hamstring strains are some of the most common injuries occurrent in sports today. Read more

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Can You Play Sports After a Torn ACL

Can You Play Sports After a Torn ACL

Monday, April 01, 2019

A torn ACL or “anterior cruciate ligament” is a painful, yet unfortunately common injury for athletes across many different sports. Some ACL tears require surgery whereas others can be treated through physical therapy. With a recent rise in the number of ACL injuries requiring surgery in children and young athletes, it is important to stay educated and informed on the dangers of ACL injuries, how they occur, and if/when you or your child will be able to play sports after suffering a torn ACL. Read more

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What is a hip Resurfacing Procedure

What is a hip Resurfacing Procedure

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Hip resurfacing has become widely popular for younger individuals suffering from bad hips who are looking to stay active post procedure. Those suffering from hip joint arthritis and other degenerative hip disorders, who are under the age of 65, should consider hip resurfacing as an alternative to a total hip replacement. Read more

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Rugby League & Head Injuries | The Dangers of Concussions

Rugby League & Head Injuries | The Dangers of Concussions

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Head injuries, concussions and brain trauma have always been hot topics of discussion as they pertain to contact sports. Although Rugby League is far less dangerous than other contact sports such as American Football in terms of the frequency and severity of concussions, it is still an important issue that the ‘NRL’ (National Rugby League) has taken notice of in the last 5 years. Read more

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