Category: Injury Prevention

St. Jude Memphis Marathon: Recovering After Your Race

December 6, 2018

Saturday was the St. Jude Memphis Marathon, and we were honored to have been a part of it. This is an event that we look forward to every year, and we were so proud to support dedicated runners of all ages, all with the same goal in mind: ending childhood cancer. We were on-site at […]

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Carrying Heavy Bags: Shoulder and Back Injuries

November 21, 2018

‘Tis the season for holiday shopping and traveling to visit family! But, did you know that carrying heavier bags can lead to shoulder and back injuries? For instance, backpacks can cause disc compression in children that can result in negative repercussions during adulthood. In this blog post, we’ll discuss a few ways to keep you […]

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Muscle Strains: Treatment and Prevention

September 27, 2018

When the muscle becomes overstretched or torn, a strain occurs. While this type of injury can be seen within any muscle in the body, it is most common within the neck, shoulder, lower back and hamstring, which is the muscle behind the thigh. Muscle strains can limit movement and cause pain. It is important to […]

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The Importance of Cooling Down

September 20, 2018

Did you know that the most important function of the post-exercise cool down is to prevent dizziness? The blood vessels in your legs expand when the body goes through vigorous exercise, bringing more blood to your hands and feet. When the body goes from a fast-paced cardio workout, to a sudden state of rest without […]

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Common Fall Sports Injuries

September 5, 2018

According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, just last year, nearly 8 million kids participated in sports. As football returns to our normal weekend routine this fall, so will sports-related injuries. It’s important to prepare properly for sports season, and we’ve listed a few of the common fall injuries and ways to […]

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The Benefits of Exercise on Your Joints

August 22, 2018

Did you know that physical activity can benefit the body in more ways than simply staying fit? Not only can exercise help you to look and feel good; it can also help to improve your joints. Joints need exercise, as they give the body its ability to move. Movement throughout exercise helps to lubricate the […]

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Golfer’s Elbow: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

August 15, 2018

Did you know that golfer’s elbow can happen from gripping or swinging clubs incorrectly or too forcefully? Golf isn’t the only sport that can cause this injury. Activities that require repeatedly bending and straightening the elbow can cause golfer’s elbow as well, such as racket sports like tennis and throwing sports like baseball. Causes Golfer’s […]

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Exercises for Healthy Shoulders

August 8, 2018

Did you know that smartphones and tablets can affect your posture? This is due to the hunched-over position that so many of us submit to, along with the natural pull of gravity that causes problems beyond aesthetics. When the shoulders roll forward, so does the upper back and neck. This, in turn, leads to pain […]

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Exercise in Older Adults

July 27, 2018

Did you know that just one out of four people between the ages of 65 and 74 exercise regularly? Some may feel like they’re too out of shape, or too old to exercise. However, that simply isn’t the case. In this blog post, we’re going to break down the questions people typically ask about exercising […]

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Concussions: Ways to Treat and Prevent

July 18, 2018

Did you know that some of the most common sports-related injuries are concussions? Every year, an estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million sports and recreation-related concussions occur in the United States. As you prepare for the school year and sports season to begin, now is a great time to discuss sports-related injuries. Concussions are mildly traumatic […]

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