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While more scientific research is needed to quantify the positive, neutral or negative effects of cupping, it remains a treatment that many physical therapists use because, for some patients, it seems to get results.
Building skills, strength and endurance are all part of the picture. So is eating right. But is there a place in a young athlete’s toolkit for special food and beverages specifically aimed at enhancing athletic performance and recovery?
How to stay healthy on the ice, on the bench and in the locker room.
You can’t prevent every bump, scrape and bruise during childhood. But you can help reduce your child’s risk for sports injuries such as strains, sprains and shin splints. Here's how.
If the core is not activated when using resistance, the lumbar musculature will kick in on overload, causing a muscle imbalance. This is often how back pain begins. A few simple steps can prevent lumbar pain when strengthening.
When serious injury or illness occurs, it can be tough to figure out the most appropriate place to get medical care. Many people would head straight to an emergency room. But that may not be the best choice for your condition – or your wallet.
When avid skier Mayra Gonzalez took a spill on the ski slopes of the French Alps, she knew right away her knee was severely injured. Her thoughts almost immediately turned to the Ironman race she signed up for.
If you are an athlete getting ready for a game, match or competition, eating a well-balanced meal is an important part of your preparation. Here are suggested menus for morning and evening athletic events.