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What’s the Pointe? Reducing Dance Injury

Reduce dance injuries

Dancers require unique strength and flexibility, which other performers and athletes do not.  Because of this, they are prone to injury if not physically prepared for training and performances. One way to reduce incidence of dance injury is to ensure that the dancer is physically and psychologically prepared for pointe work. The exciting part is […]

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3 Proven Strategies to Achieve Your Goals in the New Year

Goal planning and executiron

Every New Year starts with well-intentioned resolutions to change behaviors and achieve personal goals.  However, it is estimated that only 8% of people actually follow-through with their New Year’s resolutions.  Setting and achieving goals, whether part of a New Year’s resolution or not, is a skill which can be learned with practice and a little […]

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Change is Hard: Build Healthy Habits for Life

Old habits die hard.   New habits are even more difficult to start.  When it comes to rehabilitating from an injury, long-term success often depends on developing new positive habits which promote a healthy and active lifestyle.   After completing a course of physical therapy or following the achievement of any fitness goal, it is easy to […]

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Resilience: The Final Piece of Recovery from Injury

Resilience is the ability to recover from or adjust to misfortune or change.   Successful recovery from injury requires resilience to overcome physical and psychological challenges.  There will always be times during rehabilitation when things seem to never go as planned.  This could be a set back where pain or swelling increases temporarily for unexplained reasons.  […]

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Movement Patterns are King, Not Isolated Muscles or Joints

The traditional medically oriented examination occurs with a patient on a treatment table focusing on the isolated area of pain. Even worse, a static image such as an MRI may be taken to determine the “cause of the problem”. These types of examination procedures provide only limited information for any professional seeking to develop a treatment plan. The […]

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Warm-Up to Optimize Training

Sports Rehabilitation

Walk into any gym in the area and you are likely to see people who completely neglect the warm-up. Others spend 45 minutes or more on the foam roller, stretching with bands, or torturing themselves with lacrosse balls. So what is the deal with warming-up before a training session? The purpose of the warm-up is to prepare the […]

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Off-Season Baseball Strength and Conditioning: Lessons from the Yankees

The winter months are quickly approaching here in the Northeast. For youth baseball players the cold winter is the ideal time to focus on developing muscular strength and explosive power. These physical attributes transfer to the baseball field as quickness, running speed, bat speed, throwing velocity, ball exit velocity, and overall resiliency needed to survive the grind […]

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Does Stretching Reduce Injury Risk in Athletes?

Static stretching exercises are commonly performed as a method to improve muscle flexibility and overall mobility. Typically, stretches are sustained for 15 to 30 seconds and performed multiple times during an exercise session. Many athletes and fitness enthusiasts perform stretching in preparation for a training session or competition. Others believe regular performance of static stretching can reduce their […]

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