Dance is a beautiful combination of exercise and art. It’s a relatively safe sport as many of the serious, traumatic injuries we see with other sports rarely occur in dancers. What we do see in dance, however, is overuse injuries from hours upon hours of repetitive extreme motion at the joints. Snapping and popping at the […]
This time of year when temperatures hover around zero, it’s a great time for our young athletes to take the season off and rest their muscles. It’s crucial because studies prove when kids play sports 9 or more months a year — or play more than 5 days a week — their rate for an […]
Spring has sprung, and that means dance performances abound. Unfortunately, that also means so do overuse injuries from practicing moves over and over again to perfect them.
One of the most common injuries seen in my office is called impingement syndrome, otherwise known as an overuse injury to the shoulder. Today I spoke with WAKR morning show host Ray Horner about this topic.
I saw a recent study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, that compared the Mediterranean diet to a traditional low-fat American diet. After tracking 7,000 people over five years, they saw a significant reduction in strokes and heart attacks among those participants on the Mediterranean diet.