Do Successful Teams Have Fewer Injuries???

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Do Successful Teams Have Fewer Injuries??? This is an interesting topic. I have had seasons where I have a lot of injuries among my teams and other seasons where there are very few injuries. Is there a reason for this? Is it a complete coincidence? I am the Athletic Trainer at East Ridge High School. […]

Is a Total Knee Replacement Right for You?

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Is a Total Knee Replacement Right for You? Total knee replacements are one of the most common orthopedic surgeries and the most commonly performed joint replacement in America. In 2011, almost 1 million total joint surgeries were performed in America and over the past decade more than double to rate from a decade ago. For […]

7 Health Benefits Of Yoga

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7 Health Benefits Of Yoga Is yoga right for you? The simple answer is YES!  Yoga comes in all shapes, styles, sizes, forms, skill levels, and there are modification for most things that can allow you to participate at the right level for you.  Yoga is supposed to be a personal challenge within yourself and […]

New York to Minnesota: One Year Down

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New York to Minnesota: One Year Down It has been a year since my husband and I have moved from New York to Minnesota. Although most things are the same no matter where you live there are some differences. I figured I would let you all in on the differences I have noticed over the […]

‘Choosing Wisely’: Reducing Unnecessary Tests & Procedures

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‘Choosing Wisely’: Reducing Unnecessary Tests & Procedures The American Board of Internal Medicine started a campaign called Choosing Wisely to help start conversations between doctors and patients in order to reduce unnecessary tests and procedures. The American Physical Therapy Association is one partner in this effort who has published a list of five things patients […]

Cross Training Tips In The Winter Months

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Cross Training Tips In The Winter Months Addressing injuries with relative rest, ice, stretching and strengthening during the off season is a great way to fill your extra time during the winter when it is hard to get outside for longer runs.  Taking time to work on muscle imbalances, running mechanics, and cross training during the […]

Plantar Fasciitis: What It Is, How To Say It, And What You Can Do About It

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Plantar Fasciitis: What It Is, How To Say It, And What You Can Do About It As someone who has had trouble in the past with my feet, let me be the first to say that sore feet drain energy faster than political commercials drain our collective faith in the government. It happens quickly folks.   […]

Why We Need ATC’s

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Why We Need ATC’s As an athletic trainer working in the high school setting, there are many people I work with. Being a part of OSI’s team also allows me to work with even more professionals. When an athlete gets injured, there are a couple of people that need to be contacted. The parents are […]

Tip of the Day – Neutral Spine Sleeping

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Tip of the Day-Neutral Spine Sleeping Posture is important.  Throughout the day we should try to sit upright-pulling the shoulders slightly back, keep chin tucked back, avoid standing with excessive arching in our low back.  When it is time to catch some z’s, posture/alignment is still important.  Here are some tips to keep a neutral […]

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