ACL Injuries in Youth Sports: Why Females are 2-10 Times More Likely Than Males to Tear The ACL
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by Arvin
3M ago
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries are a common and debilitating injury in sports, and unfortunately, youth females are more susceptible to a torn ACL compared to males. But why? Why do we see more female athletes tearing their ACL? What can females do to decrease their risk? In this article, we uncover the factors behind … ACL Injuries in Youth Sports: Why Females are 2-10 Times More Likely Than Males to Tear The ACL Read More ..read more
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Is Static Stretching Bad?
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by Dr. Leslie
10M ago
In recent years, dynamic stretching has gained recognition as the best stretching method to prepare for sports; but in the meantime, many people took this to mean that static stretching is “bad.”  Is static stretching truly bad? Does static stretching negatively impact performance? Should static stretching be avoided altogether? In this article, we discuss how … Is Static Stretching Bad? Read More ..read more
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The Benefits of a Dynamic Warm-Up to Ignite Your Performance
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by Arvin
11M ago
Forget the old ways of passively warming up. Gone are the days where athletes gather in a group and static stretch in a circle… The most current research shows that the best way to warm-up and prepare for athletic movements is to actually move like an athlete!  There are extraordinary advantages of a dynamic warm-up. … The Benefits of a Dynamic Warm-Up to Ignite Your Performance Read More ..read more
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Amplify Your Warm-Up: How to Implement a Dynamic Warm-Up with Female Athletes to Prevent Injuries, Enhance Performance, and Catapult Their Career
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by Dr. Leslie
1y ago
If female athletes are still starting practice with “two laps and static stretches”, it’s time to amplify their warm-up routine and set them up for success, not injury. Find out how to prevent injuries and enhance performance with a step-by-step dynamic warm-up, like professional coaches and trainers are doing with elite athletes. For many years, … Amplify Your Warm-Up: How to Implement a Dynamic Warm-Up with Female Athletes to Prevent Injuries, Enhance Performance, and Catapult Their Career Read More ..read more
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Quick Guide for MCL Sprains
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by Dr. Leslie
1y ago
Do you have pain on the inside area of the knee after taking a direct hit to the side of your leg? Does your knee feel unstable or loose when you step sideways or pivot? If you’re having pain on the “medial”, or inside area, of your knee, an injury to the Medial Collateral Ligament, … Quick Guide for MCL Sprains Read More ..read more
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Strong and Healthy Knees for Your Sport and Lifestyle
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by Dr. Leslie
1y ago
About 5 years ago, I knew there had to be a way to teach people HOW to improve their knee health and resilience WITHOUT them coming to see me in my clinic first after an injury... There are so many VALUABLE TIPS that I teach my patients when I’m working with them one-on-one, and unfortunately, … Strong and Healthy Knees for Your Sport and Lifestyle Read More ..read more
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Osteoarthritis: Clearing Up A Confusing Diagnosis
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by Dr. Leslie
1y ago
Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder in the United States and may cause pain, stiffness, and limitations with day to day activities. Unfortunately, many people feel forced to give up their favorite sports or lifestyle as a result of being labeled with “osteoarthritis”. A diagnosis of “osteoarthritis” can be confusing. What does it mean? … Osteoarthritis: Clearing Up A Confusing Diagnosis Read More ..read more
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ACL Re-injury: A College Athlete’s Journey through a Torn ACL…Not Once, But Twice
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by Dr. Leslie
1y ago
Sam’s Story: *Name changed to protect the identity of the athlete. It was early spring of 2020 and Sam was eager to prove herself on the soccer field in an off-season scrimmage against a neighboring university. She chased after a ball and attempted to evade an opponent. She planted her right foot and initiated a … ACL Re-injury: A College Athlete’s Journey through a Torn ACL…Not Once, But Twice Read More ..read more
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ACL Re-injury: A Collegiate Athlete’s Journey through a Torn ACL…Not Once, But Twice
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by Dr. Leslie
1y ago
Sam’s Story: *Name changed to protect the identity of the athlete. It was early spring of 2020 and Sam was eager to prove herself on the soccer field in an off-season scrimmage against a neighboring university. She chased after a ball and attempted to evade an opponent. She planted her right foot and initiated a … ACL Re-injury: A Collegiate Athlete’s Journey through a Torn ACL…Not Once, But Twice Read More ..read more
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Meniscus Injuries: What To Know So They Don’t Hold You Back
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by Dr. Leslie
1y ago
Do you know how many people are walking around on a torn meniscus without even knowing they have a tear?? ?Approximately 5% of young people and up to 67% of older people have asymptomatic (non-painful) meniscus tears! ? How is that possible? Depending on the type of injury and how it is treated, the symptoms … Meniscus Injuries: What To Know So They Don’t Hold You Back Read More ..read more
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