5 Things Physicians Need to Know About Physical Therapists

5 Things Physicians Need to Know About Physical Therapists

Physical therapists and physicians have worked alongside each other on the healthcare team since the inception of the physical therapy profession, but many physicians do not understand or utilize a physical therapist’s education and skills to their full extent. ...
Summer Safety: Heat Illness

Summer Safety: Heat Illness

You may have recently seen a story on ESPN or local news about an independent investigation into the heat stroke-related death of Garden City Community College football player Braeden Bradforth.  Bradforth, a nineteen year-old offensive lineman with his whole life...
Hydration Station

Hydration Station

With summer right around the corner and temperatures on the rise, proper hydration should be at the forefront of every athlete, coach, and parent’s mind. The human body is 70% water and proper hydration is vital to every physiological function.  Dehydration, the...
Fueling for Endurance Races

Fueling for Endurance Races

Training and eating for endurance races is quite different from most sports. It takes a lot of additional planning and can be a time-consuming process. You can’t just wake up and decide to run 15 miles on an empty stomach, or do your long run in the middle of the day...
Body Recompositioning for Athletic Performance

Body Recompositioning for Athletic Performance

Body recomposition is a hot topic these days.  By definition, body recompositioning is the process of gaining lean muscle mass while reducing fat mass.  Depending on your goals, your weight may increase, decrease, or stay the same during this process (remember lean...
Four Things Your Physician Won’t Tell You About Back Pain

Four Things Your Physician Won’t Tell You About Back Pain

Back pain is the most common musculoskeletal complaint and the #1 reason for doctors visits among adults.  It affects over 80% of us at some point in our lifetime!  Unfortunately, most of these patients go to see their primary care physician, looking for answers. ...
Why You Don’t Need An X-Ray for Your Ankle Sprain

Why You Don’t Need An X-Ray for Your Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprains are one of the most common orthopedic injuries occurring in sports, and it is the most commonly seen orthopedic injury in emergency rooms.  Most people who sprain their ankle feel it is necessary to go to the emergency room to make sure that the ankle...
Jump Higher: 4 steps to maximize your vertical

Jump Higher: 4 steps to maximize your vertical

Playing above the rim vs. below the rim is a complete game-changer.  While there are many skills and physical traits that go into being a good basketball player, being an explosive athlete who can out-jump your competition makes a big difference on the court.   What...
Snack With a Purpose

Snack With a Purpose

A lot of people assume snacking is an unhealthy habit, but many athletes require daily snacks to reach their nutrition goals.  Yes, mindless snacking on chips and ice cream while watching netflix may undermine your progress if your goal is to lose weight, but for...