injury prevention

Does Sport Specialization Lead to Overuse Injuries?

According to research from the National Council of Youth Sports, sports specialization leads to higher injury rates – particularly overuse injuries. Orthopedic surgeon Rowland B. Mayor, MD, adult and pediatric sports medicine specialist with Hartford HealthCare’s Bone &... more »

IOC & University of Utah Partner to Promote Athletic Health

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has designated a coalition of U.S. sports medicine institutions that includes University of Utah Health as one of 11 IOC research centers worldwide. The centers promote research, development, and implementation... more »

Reviewing the Prevalence of Ankle Sprain Injuries

Everyone suffers an ankle sprain at one point or another. However, recent studies show that those who participate in sports or train regularly can expect a lower incidence of them. The study, entitled "The Incidence... more »

5 Benefits of Sports Nutrition for Young Athletes

As a young athlete, you want to perform your best. That’s why it’s vital to understand the benefits of sports nutrition and how it can help you achieve your goals. A recent article from Pulse... more »

Sports Clinic Helping Athletes Embrace Natural Pain Treatments

Athletes living with joint pain and sports injuries experience a reduced quality of life, limited mobility, and discomfort. Athletes who have seen no improvements after trying different traditional pain treatment methods can visit QC Kinetix (Andover-Lawrence),... more »

Arthrometers Contribute to Accuracy in Orthopedic Assessment

Orthopedics is about precision. We use a variety of devices to collect objective data on/from patients. These include goniometers, hand-held dynamometers, isokinetic machines, pulse oximeters, and blood pressure cuffs, to name a few. These data... more »

Unaffiliated Team Doctor Fired By Dolphins Following In-Game Concussion Check

The unaffiliated doctor involved with the Miami Dolphins who cleared quarterback Tua Tagovailoa following an in-game concussion check during a recent game has been fired. The report came over the weekend from Reuters, after the... more »

Maintaining Bone & Muscle Strength Through a Pill?

When we are physically active our bones and muscles work together to make them stronger. To maintain bone health, the American College of Sports Medicine recommends a combination of weight-bearing activities 3–5 times per week and resistance... more »

Get The Facts on Youth Sports Injuries

In the U.S., about 30 million children and teens participate in some form of organized sports, and more than 3.5 million injuries each year, which cause some loss of time of participation, are experienced by... more »

Queensland University Aims for World’s First Concussion Blood Test

Researchers at The University of Queensland are seeking volunteer school rugby and basketball players for brain scans as they work on a new blood test to help diagnose concussion. The Queensland Brain Institute at UQ has partnered... more »

How To Know the Signs of a Concussion

As high school sports get underway this fall, sports medicine specialists remind athletes, parents, and coaches that concussions can be challenging to diagnose. A recent report from Medical Xpress highlighted the signs to be aware of... more »

Indiana Initiative Aims to Unite Health Care Systems with Fitness Professionals

Exercise is Medicine (EIM) in Indiana, announced an initiative to bring together fitness professionals, healthcare systems, providers, and community resources to better integrate physical activity into American healthcare. A story from Club Industry highlighted the... more »

Pickleball Injuries Are On The Rise

For many Americans, the pandemic sport of choice was pickleball, a game played on a court that is part ping pong, part badminton, and part tennis. Highly social while being played both indoors and outdoors,... more »

IV Nutrition Becoming the Norm for Athletes, Despite No Evidence It Works

Intravenous (IV) nutrition, which used to be considered a treatment of "last resort," is threatening to become the norm for competitive athletes, despite no scientific evidence that it works or that it is safe, warn... more »

Delaware Student-Athletes Get Free Sports Physicals Ahead of Fall Season

Nearly 70 young athletes from Delaware participated in free sports physicals to prepare them for their next sports season thanks to 11 family medicine resident physicians who volunteered their time on a recent Saturday to... more »

IOC Launches Long-Term Study of Olympians to Help Physical & Mental Health

As part of its ongoing efforts to promote athletes’ safety and well-being, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), along with the University of Edinburgh, has launched the IOC Olympians Health Cohort, a new long-term research project... more »

Getting Young Student-Athletes Ready for the Athletic School Year

As a new school year begins, many students return to their favorite sports or try something new. A recent story from HealthDay News spoke with a sports medicine professional from Baylor University to discuss how... more »

Mexican Sports Medicine Specialists Adopt Multidisciplinary Approach

With the objective of supporting the athletes of the State of Mexico, the Department of Sciences Applied to Sports develops a physical and medical follow-up of athletes in their different stages. Jorge Luis Reynoso Barbosa,... more »

Four Best Exercises for Hip Mobility

Mobility exercises are the not-so-secret way to fast-track your fitness goals, whatever they are. Not only is mobility important for your overall physical health and longevity, but it also promotes muscle activation, decreases pain and... more »

How Do NFL Teams Handle Training in the Summer Heat?

Football is in full swing — not just at the high school and collegiate levels, but also at the professional level. But while football players push themselves to train in the hot summer heat, they... more »

Exercises to Improve Knee Strength and Flexibility

As the name suggests, runner’s knee is one of the most common running injuries, and it’s also one of the most annoying to beat once it strikes. According to Michael Harrop, specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist at Pure Sports Medicine(opens in new... more »

The Effect of Prescribing Patterns on Utilization of Opioid Medication in ACL Reconstruction

Prescribing smaller quantities of opioid medication appears to be as effective in controlling postoperative pain after knee surgery as higher quantities and may help to limit the number of opioids prescribed and possible diversion of... more »

94% of Athletes Had Little to No Symptoms After Testing Positive for COVID-19

A recent study from the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that the majority of athletes who tested positive for COVID-19 had either no symptoms or mild acute symptoms. Results from the study revealed that... more »

Protecting the Young Elbow, Part II

Elbow injuries in young baseball pitchers continue to rise and reduce participation. Second to the shoulder, the elbow is a vulnerable area and prone to injury in the young throwing arm. Unfortunately, many young pitchers... more »

A Multidisciplinary Healthcare Approach in Athletics

A multidisciplinary, team-based approach in healthcare is a leading strategy to improve patient outcomes, well-being, satisfaction, and cost-effectiveness. It allows for a holistic, well-rounded approach to patient-centered care in managing complex conditions of illness, injury,... more »

Steph Curry’s Training Teaches How to Prevent Falls, Improve Military Performance

What can pro basketball star Stephen Curry’s training program teach us about fall prevention, military tactical performance, stroke or concussion rehab, and slowing or preventing the progression of Parkinson’s disease or dementia? Or for that... more »

Twenty Minutes of Daily Physical Activity Advised for Teens

Twenty minutes a day. That's all it takes to be a healthy young person, according to a recent study. Twenty minutes of daily vigorous physical activity (VPA) seems to be best for maximizing cardiorespiratory fitness... more »

Protecting the Young Elbow, Part I

Elbow injuries in young baseball pitchers continue to rise and reduce participation. Second to the shoulder, the elbow is a vulnerable area and prone to injury in the young throwing arm. Unfortunately, many young pitchers... more »

Warming Up to Therapy Options Other than Ice

In a 2011 study, people who iced a torn calf muscle felt just as much leg pain later as those who left their sore leg alone, and they were unable to return to work or... more »

Study: Athletes at Higher Risk of Injury Post-Pandemic

Athletes returning to competition in their first season after the COVID-19 pandemic were at higher risk for noncontact and overuse injury, according to at least one presenter from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual... more »

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