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ACL Prevention 101

Are you a young athlete or parent of an adolescent athlete worried about ACL injuries? If so, this post is for you. Did you know that there are about 250,000 ACL injuries annually in the US and the cost of an ACL rupture including surgery and rehabilitation is $17,000 to $25,000 per injury? Most injuries, ~57%, are actually noncontact injuries that occur during cutting on a planted foot. Due to these staggering statistics more research has been done to work on strategies to prevent ACL tear...
Posted on 2021-09-12

Running from Injuries: Part 3

Running from Injuries: Part 3
What is an Offseason?. Why does our body have the propensity to get overused so seemingly easily when we were made to move? Through patient interactions, I typically identify that running is an outlet to release stress. Thus, there is no off season when it comes to the opportunity to monopolize on stress reduction. When we were younger, multi-sport participation was the norm. There was track season, cross country season, soccer season, or whatever else you may have fancied. As we age, time beco...
Posted on 2016-11-18

Running from Injuries: Part 2

Running from Injuries: Part 2
Quality over Quantity. Running has become an increasingly popular sport, especially here in Portland. I tend to find that if someone is not currently a runner, they have been at some point, or plan to become one in the near future. Due to the prevalence and the relative ease of access of the sport, runners often begin running without having a template for what is right and what is wrong in terms of form and training. This makes running really unique and also amazing because so many people...
Posted on 2016-11-02

Running from Injuries: Part 1

Running from Injuries: Part 1
Do you love running, but seem to be constantly held back by nagging aches and pains? Perhaps all you need is a small tweak to your training. Although we tend to think that we all perfectly fit the mold of one training program, we unfortunately are all different beings that necessitate INDIVIDUALIZED training programs. If you are looking for a modification of a current training program or looking for a new program that can account for individual differences or injury, it’s time to ask y...
Posted on 2016-10-25

Crossfit is everywhere... is it for you?

Crossfit is everywhere... is it for you?
Crossfit is everywhere... is it for you? More and more people are talking about and participating in CrossFit; you probably have friends who are doing it and maybe you have considered trying it but are not totally sure what CrossFit entails. This article will break down what CrossFit is and how to make sure you don't sustain an injury while trying to get in shape!  CrossFit is a high intensity training regimen that is characterized by workouts that are short, intense, and constantly v...
Posted on 2016-08-16
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