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Category: Athlete

May 22, 2024

Exercise-Induced Asthma (EIA)

Spring is here! So, too, is allergy season and spring sports! It seems this every year at this time a young little league baseball player wheezes as they cross home plate and desperately tries to catch their breath. Players, coaches, umpires, parents watch in dismay, deciding whether they need to call an ambulance. Minutes later […]

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Jan 29, 2024

Ice Baths - Benefits and Risks

What is an Ice Bath? Ice baths have become a new trend or fad in health and fitness, especially among elite athletes and some celebrities. However, it is far from a new treatment modality. In fact, the Ancient Greeks employed cold-water immersion for fever, pain relief, relaxation and socialization. In addition, Hippocrates documented the use […]

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Jan 24, 2024

CREATINE SUPPLEMENTS

During a recent “lunch-and-learn” meeting at our office, several younger staff members were discussing the use of supplements to compliment their fitness routines. One such staff member, Lily Smith, a physical therapy student aid at our clinic from the University of Scranton, is also a serious weight training and fitness enthusiast and shared her experience […]

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Nov 28, 2023

ACHILLES TENDON RUPTURE

Part II of II   Introduction: As most sports enthusiasts know, Aaron Rodgers, former Green Bay Packer quarterback and recent New York Jets QB (for just over a minute and half) suffered a season ending injury when he tore his Achilles tendon in the first game of the 2023/24 NFL season. Since then, I have been […]

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Nov 21, 2023

ACHILLES TENDON RUPTURE: Part I of II 

Introduction  As most sports enthusiasts know, Aaron Rodgers, former Green Bay Packer quarterback and recent New York Jets QB (for just over a minute and half) suffered a season ending injury when he tore his Achilles tendon in the first game of the 2023/24 NFL season. Since then, I have been answering many questions from […]

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Oct 4, 2023

Compression Socks for Runners – Wear After The Race!

Jury Out on Value for Running Performance Runners will attempt to conquer 26.2 miles from Forest City to downtown Scranton in the 26th Annual Steamtown Marathon this Sunday. Participants may want to consider new research that suggests the use of compression socks may prevent post race blood clots. Completing the long and arduous 26.2 mile […]

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Sep 18, 2023

The Female Runner, Body Mass Index and Injuries

Fall is here, cross-country running season has begun and the 26th Steamtown Marathon is only a few weeks away! With that in mind, running injuries, some very specific to women, are on the increase… While driving to or from work have you noticed more local running enthusiasts in the past few years? Moreover, have your […]

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Apr 21, 2021

SHOULDER TAPING FOR ATHLETES

Studies have found that those athletes using KT on the shoulder reported significantly less pain with overhead activities as compared to a sham tape application. No differences were reported in range of motion or ability to perform daily activities.

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