Sports Medicine

Supplementation with soy products has received negative attention in males due to soy’s structural and biological similarities to estrogens. However, soy components may actually interact with estrogen receptors to modify cardiovascular adjustments (in particular, increased blood flow) during endurance exercise. Researchers asked 25 male cyclists and triathletes to perform two 20-kilometer cycling time trials as
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The McKenzie Method is a way of assessing musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, ankle pain, and more. The McKenzie Method doesn’t rely on x-rays, MRIs, ultrasounds, medication, needles, or surgery. The goal of the McKenzie Method is to empower patients by allowing them to manage their own symptoms
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Video Presented by JRF Ortho: The two crescent-shaped menisci in each knee absorb shock, disperse weight, and reduce friction when the knee moves. Activities such as walking or jumping transfer large amounts of force through the knee joints. Consequently meniscus damage is among the more common knee injuries. A torn meniscus generally results from forcefully
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Debunking 10 Common Myths and Misperceptions about Youth Physical Activity Key Messages: 1. Regular participation in moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) including muscle and bone strengthening exercise is known to improve cardiorespiratory and neuromuscular fitness and health, while providing the potential to also improve emotional, social and cognitive well-being. 2. The impact of physical
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A tendon is a connective tissue that attaches muscle to bone. This tissue can be subject to injury over a person’s lifespan. Tendons are unique in that they are capable of restoring and recoiling energy as well as being readily adaptable, with the ability to respond to loading or stress. One of the more famous
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Podcast with Dr. Shane Nho of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush joining Steve and Dr. Cole to discuss football hip injuries, including Tua Tagovailoa’s injury earlier this year. They discuss hip dislocation and fracture injuries and how the nature of the injury affects recovery. https://sportsmedicineweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/EP179_NHO.mp3 Dr. Nho’s practice is focused on sports medicine and arthroscopic treatment of
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The past decade in sports health has seen advances in minimally invasive orthopedic surgery, wider use of biologic therapies, and strong proof around the benefits of exercise with active movement. The first decade of the 2000s saw significant advancements in sports health, many of which I expect will continue to be major themes over the
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Diets for longevity, weight loss, and brain health explained. Everybody, everywhere, is keen to give other people diet advice. In this swirl of you should cut carbs, eat clean, or choose ‘superfoods’, it’s easy to lose sight of which diets are backed by research, and which are just hype. The good news is that this
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Falls are a global problem. Exercise reduces falls in older adults, but usually requires balance, strength or aerobic training. Researchers discuss treadmill-based balance training, which mimics real-life balance challenges (e.g., trips and slips) in a safe setting. Adults practice and learn from these simulated real-life situations. Benefits from only one to four training sessions can
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Most athletes believe sleep is important for recovery, yet the importance of sleep for endurance athletes has remained unclear. This study examined nine endurance athletes under three experimental conditions: normal sleep, sleep restriction and sleep extension. Each condition required endurance cycling time-trials to be undertaken on four consecutive days, whereby nightly sleep was manipulated on
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HOW TO BENEFIT FROM CADENCE, CRITICAL POWER AND OTHER RUNNING METRICS Running is one of those things that we take for granted, something that we have been doing for so long that we don’t really ever think about it. However, do we really know how to run? Are we really sure we do not need
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The orthopedic specialists at Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy are ready to help you get back into the action. Whether you’re overcoming a sports-related injury or recovering from a recent surgery, let our knowledgeable team develop a personalized therapy plan just for you. What Is Orthopedic Therapy? Orthopedic Therapy is a form of physical therapy that
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Video Presented by JRF Ortho: A healthy meniscus acts as a shock absorber and provides a smooth surface for your knee to glide on. Behind the knee cap (patella), each knee has two menisci located between the thigh bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia), which protect articular cartilage from wear and tear. The somewhat C-shaped
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Michelle’s Story: After several years of hip pain, long-time Naperville resident Michelle Reid, 62, eventually found that working out, taking long walks in the woods, and gardening became too difficult. After exhausting a variety of treatments, including injections, physical therapy and radiofrequency from multiple providers, Reid was referred to Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR). While
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The cooler temperatures and limited daylight hours that come with winter can make it difficult to fit exercise into your schedule. If you are anything like me, snuggling up with a blanket seems a lot more appealing than heading to the gym in your coat, gloves and boots. At the same time, many of us
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Overview The tough, flexible bands of fibrous tissue throughout the body that attach muscles to bones are tendons. In sports, they can easily become irritated or inflamed from the stress of repeated movements, or an acute injury such as a missed step or impacts from falls and collisions. What Is Tendonitis? Also spelled tendinitis, tendonitis
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Scientists who have reviewed existing evidence on intermittent fasting⁠—where large gaps are left between periods of eating⁠—could have a range of health benefits. Mark Mattson, a Johns Hopkins Medicine neuroscientist who adopted intermittent fasting himself 20 years ago, and his colleagues looked at studies involving animals and humans. Intermittent fasting involves prolonged periods where an individual doesn’t eat.
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In any athlete’s pursuit of high performance, most will make claims such as, “I need to get quicker!” or “I need a heavier forehand!” With such declarations, athletes often have a clear sense of what it means to get quicker and hit with a heavier forehand, but also how to specifically work in order to achieve it. Athletes make similar claims with their mental game
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