Health Tips

Injury Prevention for Football Related Injuries

  The preseason has begun for football and with it comes the possibility of injury to its players. Knowing which common injuries can occur and ways to prevent can greatly determine if an athlete can stay in the game. ACL Injuries: This injury occurs when the anterior cruciate ligament is torn in the knee, limiting […]

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Beating the Heat

South Georgia summers can be the gate way to overheating and exhaustion during training season. It can be pretty easy to ignore the signs of dehydration and fatigue while practicing for the new season, but it’s important to recognize those signs before they become a serious problem and cost the chance of staying in the […]

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DIY Physical Therapy vs. Professional Physical Therapy

Why you need physical therapy: • To regain mobility after surgery • Improve and strengthen muscles to prevent re-injury • To promote healing • Faster recovery time • Allows you get back to normal activities Why you need to see a professional physical therapist: • Expert care and support by a licensed official • They can offer legitimate advice for the best way to healproperly • They are […]

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Tommy John Therapy- Taking Care of Baseball Players’ Arms

Baseball season is in full swing, and with it comes injuries. One of the most common associated with baseball players is the elbow joint. These injuries require a UCL reconstruction, or more commonly known as the Tommy John surgery. Ulnar collateral ligament injuries cannot be prevented completely, but there are ways to lower the risks. […]

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Rehab and Recovery: Occupational Therapy Vs. Physical Therapy

  If you or someone you love is injured, whether from a car accident, a sports injury, or as the result of a medical condition, different doctors and medical professionals will be involved in your immediate care. Paramedics, nurses, general practitioners, surgeons, and all sorts of specialists focus on making sure that, in worst-case scenarios, […]

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Protein Supplements 101

The common belief among many athletes and even those looking to start exercising is that to build muscle you must drastically increase your protein intake. Consequently, the easiest way to consume excessive amounts of protein is by using protein supplements, particularly protein powders that can offer up to 40 grams of protein per serving. While […]

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Don’t Let Age Keep You From Strength Training

Our bodies change drastically as they move from childhood into adolescence and then to adulthood. We grow bigger, taller, and stronger as the percentage and distribution of fatty and muscular tissues change. However, there comes a time when many adults start complaining of recurring aches and pains that they simply brush off as byproducts of […]

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Building Strength, Starting Early

When you hear the term “strength training,” you probably think of adult men with huge muscles lifting extreme amounts of weight. The thought of a child or adolescent participating in a strength training program probably seems completely out of the question. Won’t it stunt their growth? Won’t it put unnecessary stress on their growing bones? […]

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Preventing the “Pop”: ACL Injury Prevention Training

  Tom Brady. Adrian Peterson. Four members of the current U.S. Women’s National soccer team. These professional athletes and numerous others have all felt the intense pain that follows the “pop” of an ACL tear. The Anterior Cruciate Ligament is responsible for almost 90 percent of the knee joint’s support. The ligament crosses in the […]

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Dynamic Warmup vs Static Stretching

One of the simplest ways to prevent exercise and sports injuries is to warm up your muscles. However, gone are the days of old when simply bending down to touch your toes was considered an adequate warmup. Static stretches, which involve holding a stretch for 10 to 30 seconds while the body is at rest, […]

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