By: Brian Sutton, MS, MA, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Introduction The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that chronic diseases were responsible for five of the six leading causes of death in the United States in 2006 (1). Not surprisingly, chronic diseases have become the leading cause of death and disability,
By: Brian Sutton, MS, MA, NASM-CPT, CES, PES Below are some of my favorite resources (in addition to certification texts) that have helped shape my career as a health and fitness professional.
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
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).