Category Archive for: ‘Sports Medicine’

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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Ask Well: Exercises for Shoulder Pain

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS What are some exercises and tips for those of us with shoulder (rotator cuff) injuries and pain? It seems to be very common. You are certainly right that sore shoulders are common, especially as a person ages. About half of all middle-aged tennis players suffer from shoulder pain, according to a 2012 study in The British Journal of Sports …

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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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Are You Biking Correctly?

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Keep Golfers Swinging

Protecting your back keeps your golf game upright BY MARK HERRMANNNewsday.com7:40 PM EDT, June 18, 2008 The old phrase “Watch your back” takes on a whole different meaning when it comes to golf. It is not nearly as ominous as you might think, witnessed by Rocco Mediate’s remarkable performance at the U.S. Open. Mediate carried encouragement to a lot of …

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