Category Archive for: ‘Soccer’

How a Warm-Up Routine Can Save Your Knees

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Rupturing an anterior cruciate ligament in the knee is a nightmare. As the parent of a teenage son who is seven months out from A.C.L. reconstruction surgery, I can attest to the physical and psychological toll it can take, not to mention the medical bills. But a practical new study suggests that changing how sports teams warm up …

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Stretching: The Truth

November 2, 2008THE NEW YORK TIMES/PHYS EDBy GRETCHEN REYNOLDS WHEN DUANE KNUDSON, a professor of kinesiology at California State University, Chico, looks around campus at athletes warming up before practice, he sees one dangerous mistake after another. “They’re stretching, touching their toes. . . . ” He sighs. “It’s discouraging.” If you’re like most of us, you were taught the …

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Female Sports Injuries Soar

Athletes getting hurt at higher rate than men, research findsSharon Kirkey, Canwest News ServicePublished: Saturday, August 02, 2008The Windsor Star An ACL is a tiny ligament the size of a pinky that stabilizes the knee. When it ruptures or tears — and Michael Sokolove prefers the word rupture “because it just sort of disintegrates and turns into mush” — it …

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