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rotator cuff

Rotator Cuff: What is it, and How Does it Get Injured?

Even while being one of the most used muscle groups in the body, many people don’t understand what the rotator cuff is or how it works– inadvertently increasing their risk of injuring it. What is the Rotator Cuff? The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint and hold …

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Best Exercises to Increase Pitching Velocity

There are two main components to throwing velocity: mechanics and strength. Mechanics can be improved with proper form, practice, and repetition. Strength is a combination of both strength training exercises and mobility drills to improve flexibility. Here are some tips for both aspects to help increase pitching velocity. Mechanics:  Start in the correct position. Make …

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5 Tips for Preventing Track and Field Injuries

As the track and field season is just beginning, it’s important for athletes to take preventative measures to avoid potential injuries. While these sports can be incredibly rewarding and enjoyable, they can also pose a number of risks to athletic health if proper precautions are not taken. By following safety tips and engaging in preventative …

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spring sports prep

5 Ways Young Athletes Can Prepare for Spring Sports

Spring will be here before we know it, so there’s no better time for young athletes to start seriously thinking about getting prepared for this year’s spring sports season. Getting ready for spring sports can be a daunting task, from physical to mental; there are many different steps that should be taken in order to …

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Football

Most Common Football Injuries and How to Help Prevent Them

The high school football season is officially underway. With this in mind, it’s important to be aware of the most common injuries that can occur and how to prevent them. Football is a high-impact sport, and there is always a risk of getting hurt, but with the proper precautions in place, many injuries can be …

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Stay Hydrated This Summer to Help Avoid Joint Discomfort

It’s no secret that staying hydrated is important all year long, but it’s especially crucial during the summertime. When temperatures start to rise, our bodies have a harder time retaining fluids and we can quickly become dehydrated. This can lead to joint pain, headaches, and other health problems. In this article, we discuss the importance …

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Help Prevent Sports-Related Injuries and Finish Your Season Strong

High school sports are a huge part of many students’ lives. They provide a sense of community, a chance to compete, and an opportunity to stay active. However, they can also be a significant source of injuries. Injuries that unfortunately, often last much longer than an athlete’s high school career. While there will always be …

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