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How Sports Medicine Can Increase the Length of Your Sports Career

How Sports Medicine Can Increase the Length of Your Sports Career

by Stephanie Meadows
Sports are both healthy and fun, helping people stay active, perhaps inspiring some to become a great athlete. However, since sports often requires intensive training, exercise conditioning, heightened flexibility, overuse and strain on the body will often put athletes at an increased risk for injury. Being an athlete isn’t just about being the best, or improving your moves, so you can perform them to the best of your abilities, it is also about using tools to make sure that your body remains healthy and in top-shape. A qualified sports medicine practice can not only help you recover from injury, they can help you train your body and mind to avoid injury, and achieve your peak performance.

The Different Types of Broken Bones

The Different Types of Broken Bones

by Stephanie Meadows
The adult skeletal system is made up of 206 bones, along with tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, and nerves. Bones provide support for the body, anchor muscles allowing them to contract, and allow our limbs to have mobility. Additionally, bones act as the body’s source of calcium, and are always going through changes under the control of hormones.

The Unexpected Psychological Effects of Neck Pain

The Unexpected Psychological Effects of Neck Pain

by Natalie (SU)
Neck pain can be caused by many common activities in daily life: hunching over a monitor or phone, watching TV or another event that is above eye level, or sleeping in a position that puts stress on the vertebrae and muscles in your neck. Persistent positioning or movement in a way that is not natural for your neck can contribute to chronic pain. In addition to the physical discomfort of neck pain, there are some unexpected psychological effects as well.

Your Physical Therapy Guide: At-Home Exercises for Lower Back Pain Relief

Your Physical Therapy Guide: At-Home Exercises for Lower Back Pain Relief

by Natalie (SU)
Most people experience low back pain some time in life. Either we aren’t physically active enough or have to work in positions that are painful and cause long term issues. Whatever the cause, there are simple exercises you can do at home that relieve lower back pain and prevent it down the road.

Recovering from an Achilles Repair

Recovering from an Achilles Repair

by Shearly (SU)
Achilles tendon injuries are a common issue, often requiring surgical repair to correct. That’s because the Achilles tendon, or heel cord, is the thickest tendon in the human body and is located at the back of the leg. Because it has high tensions placed on it, as well as a limited blood supply, this tendon is very vulnerable to injury when walking or running, and may need repair. Recovering from an Achilles repair can take a while, but if you follow the guidelines to recovery, you will be back to normal activities much more quickly.