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...
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...
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...
Sidelined by Shin Splints

Sidelined by Shin Splints

With two feet of snow on the ground and “spring” sports starting this week, high school track athletes around the state will take to running the concrete halls of their schools.  Once it warms up, they will be joined by thousands of competitive and recreational...
Hockey Training: Guide to the Off-Season

Hockey Training: Guide to the Off-Season

As the hockey season comes to a close, it’s time for athletes to start thinking about what they are going to do in the off-season.  The off-season is the ideal time to recover from injury,  address movement dysfunctions, and focus on physical training to improve...