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Sports Medicine

How Dr. Strasburger Repairs a Torn ACL

For the active individual, few injuries are as daunting as a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). Whether on the soccer field, basketball court, or even ski slope, the sudden pivot or hyperextension can spell months of sidelined activity. Yet, in our modern era, with advances in orthopaedic surgery and rehab, many athletes have found their […]

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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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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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