Achilles Tendon Injuries

Not to pick on the “weekend warriors” but those that continue to play soccer, basketball and tennis into the 30’s, 40’s and beyond are unfortunately at increased risk for injury.  One of the most dreaded weekend warrior injuries?  Achilles Tendon rupture.   The Achilles tendon… Read more »

Back Pain

If you’re sitting down and reading this, your lower back might be hurting.  Want to fix the problem?  Stand up and keep reading. First the bad news, if you haven’t experienced back pain, chances are you will.  Back pain is very prevalent and studies… Read more »

Got Milk?

The milk industry has become well known for its “Got Milk?” advertisements that feature famous athletes with a characteristic “milk mustache.”  The calcium and Vitamin D found in milk is thought to help strengthen the bones of those that exercise (also the bones of… Read more »

Why should you lift weights?

Why should you lift weights?  Sure, you’ll look better at your next pool party but does it really improve athletic performance or prevent injury?  Well, washboard abs and chiseled biceps non-withstanding, improving muscular strength and function can help in a variety of ways. A… Read more »

At Some Point We All Become Weekend Warriors

At some point we all become weekend warriors.  The weight of work schedules, commuting, carpools and travel become increasingly difficult to manage.  Exercise becomes relegated to early mornings or quick gym workouts that don’t have the regularity of those carefree and time-filled days of… Read more »

The Forgotten Muscle

The Forgotten Muscle If you pick-up any popular running or cycling magazine that includes exercise medicine you will surely see kneecap pain as a common topic.  Knee problems, particularly kneecap or patellofemoral pain, are the most common injuries among those that exercise.  But for… Read more »

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

The Internet is a powerful tool and anyone with a connection and a device (i.e. everybody) can dial into an almost unlimited stream of information.  But with the flood of testimonials, Yelp pages and blogs it can be difficult to determine fact from fiction. … Read more »

The Stairmaster

Many view the Stairmaster in the same light as Wham, parachute pants and break-dancing, relics of the 80’s that are best left as memories.  While it is true that parachute pants shouldn’t be resurrected, the Stairmaster should still be considered an exercise that stands… Read more »

Barefoot Running

The fitness world is always eager to embrace the latest fitness trend.  Tae-Bo once swept the nation, Cross-Fit gyms are to numerous to count and many were seen tottering down the street in MBT African tribe inspired shoes that promised to eliminate sore knees… Read more »

Spring Means Baseball

News that the groundhog didn’t see his shadow isn’t the only indication that spring is on the way.  Spring means baseball, longer days and hot dogs and sunflower seeds at the baseball game.  With pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training this week, fans… Read more »