Stretching – Timing is Everything

Stretching has long been known to improve muscular flexibility and joint range of motion and is considered an integral part of any fitness routine. Gym teachers and coaches have taught us that stretching before exercise keeps us injury-free and performing at our best.  But does it?… Read more »

Injuries in the NFL

Ever limped around with a sprained ankle for a couple of weeks?  Pulled a “hammy” playing softball and stayed out of the gym for a month?  Answer yes to any of these questions and you may not be cut out for a long NFL… Read more »

Hip Joint Injuries

When the New York Yankees recently announced the news that Alex Rodriguez, All-Star third baseman and owner of the largest yearly salary in all of baseball, would undergo hip surgery for the second time in 5 years, it highlighted the evolving awareness and concern over injuries involving… Read more »

Overuse Injuries Are Not Just For Adults

Overuse injuries are not just for adults.  With 30 million kids participating in organized youth sports every year, athletics have become the number one cause of injury among adolescents.  Those that participate in organized sports frequently play in a year-round format that allows little… Read more »

Quite Simply a Pain in the Rear

It’s quite simply a pain in the rear.  While it goes by the technical name, high hamstring tendinopathy, the condition can strike runners and triathletes with a vengeance.  With a training program that features miles of running combined with the uncountable hills that litter… Read more »

Preventing Winter Sports Injuries

For Bay Area skiers and snowboarders, the recent stormy weather means one thing-snow is on the way.  Soon the roads up to Tahoe will be clogged with anxious snow lovers on their way to ski favorite runs at Squaw, Heavenly and Sugar Bowl.  While… Read more »