By: Joshua J Stone, MA, ATC, NASM-CPT, CES, PES There has been much debate on proper squat techniques. Is it proper to maintain a vertical shin and prevent the knees from going beyond the toes? Is it better to squat and allow the knee to go beyond the toes? The
By: Joshua J Stone, MA, ATC, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Every sports talk radio station is analyzing the rise of significant injuries in the NBA. ESPN had debates on the issue. Now the topic is trending on twitter. People are asking: Did the shortened pre-season lead to this rise in injury? Did
By: Brian Sutton, MS, MA, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Exertional rhabdomyolysis results from the degeneration of skeletal muscle often caused by excessive exercise (1,2). When skeletal muscle membranes are damaged, their intracellular contents enter the bloodstream and can cause potentially serious side effects and even death (3,4). Symptoms include muscle pain, stiffness, fatigue,
The foot and ankle complex is responsible for withstanding a high amount of contact force through ground reactive forces. Poor biomechanics can lead to a variety of other problems throughout the kinetic chain. Something commonly seen as a result of this in multisport athletes is Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS).
Suprascapular nerve palsy is a condition in which the suprascapular nerve is entrapped cutting off nerve supply to the supraspinatus muscle and potentially the infraspinatus muscle. The suprasacpular nerve arises out of the C5/C6 nerve roots and passes through the suprascapular notch under the suprascapular ligament. After it passes through this