Do your actions match your goals?

Do your actions match your goals?

Many athletes aspire to play high-level college and even professional sports, but do they really mean it?   It is much easier said than done.  Statistically, playing division 1 sports is highly unlikely (less than 7% of high school athletes play a college sport at any...

4 Reasons why your sleep schedule might be *failing* you

Sleep. Some may say that this is one of the best parts of their day. Others will say that it is overrated. When it comes to the purpose and effects of sleep, there is still a lot that we do not know. Partially because sleep studies can sometimes be unethical (no one...
Are you bringing the right solution to the problem?

Are you bringing the right solution to the problem?

The concept of bringing the right solution to match a problem can be applied in a host of situations.  In this context, I’m talking about pain and injury.  If you have orthopedic-related pain (meaning in muscles, joints, or tendons/ligaments) and you find yourself...

In-Season Training

I’m sore. I’m tired. I had a really hard practice. I have a game tomorrow. I have homework. I’m taking 3+ AP courses. I have work. I want to hang out with my friends. The list of excuses goes on and on about why you can’t train in season. But those that truly want to...
Want to Improve your Agility? Play Games

Want to Improve your Agility? Play Games

Sounds too good to be true right? With the majority of content online pushing cone drills, ladders, fast feet, and footwork drills it understandable why many are skeptical when told playing games will do a better job of improving your in-game agility than those...
4 Great Exercises for Runners

4 Great Exercises for Runners

Training recommendations for runners vary widely.  There are some who believe that all you need to do to be a good runner is to run more, and so all they do is run.  In my career as a doctor of physical therapy, I’ve observed over the years that those who...

Should You Work with a Personal Trainer?

The Answer: It Depends! Working with a trainer is not for everyone.  Some people have the motivation, confidence, and are happy with the results they get from their own workouts.  That being said, if you place a value on your health and wellness and aren’t...

Is it time to close the year-book?

So you’re an athlete…  You probably love… the adrenaline rush after a great play the feeling of your heart pounding after a great workout being engrossed in the game the pre-game jam sessions with your teammates how awesome your walk up song makes you feel the...