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core activation

The Importance of Core Activation in Your Workout

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.

urgent care

Urgent Care, Orthopedic Injury Clinic or ER: Where To Go For Care

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.

Mayra Gonzalez

Skier Keeps Commitment to Ironman Event After ACL Injury

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.

pre-game meals

The Best Food For Athletes To Eat Before a Competition

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.

strength training

4 Ways Strength Training Can Help Young Athletes Recover After an Injury

Strength training, resistance training, weight training … no matter what you call it, this form of physical activity is an important component of an exercise program.

Kaylonna Robinson

How Strength Training Propelled One Teen to Fast Recovery

Kaylonna’s basketball season ended abruptly when she severely dislocated her knee, tearing a major ligament and damaging the cartilage. The 16-year-old had suffered dislocations before, but never as devastating.

marathon running

Power Up Your Running Through Strength Training

Training for half or full marathon? Adding strength training can help decrease your chances of injury and improve your endurance. Try these tips from the experts at University Hospitals Sports Medicine.

kinesio taping

Cupping, Dry Needling, Compression & Kinesio Taping: Do They Help Sports Performance?

Thinking about trying a new therapy to help with your recovery and performance? These therapies could provide you with relief from training -- or even help you beat your PR.

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