Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention

Quick Workout 5 - Balance and Proprioception

Autumn is the time to start thinking about and preparing for winter sports. Most winter activities like skiing, skate-skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snowshoeing and the like, require good balancing skills. At the core of this type of athletic movement is kinesthetic awareness and proprioception. Proprioception is the neurological component to kinesthetic awareness.
 
The Quickie Workout - Proprioception and Balance - 10 minutes

Death by Pedicure

Believe it or not, pedicures (and manicures) can be dangerous to your health and in some cases, even deadly.  Our own Dr. Jennifer Barlow offers a few simple tips to protect you.

In my last blog I wrote about toenail fungus.  Today I will expand upon this in a discussion of pedicure safety.

Quick Tip - How to Treat an Injury

Accidents on the trail can happen - here are quick tips on how to treat them.
 
Injuries from overuse can happen gradually, over a period of time. It is rare that an injury will occur in the middle of a workout—out on the trail, in the middle of a strength training exercise—however, you do need to be prepared. Soft tissue injuries such as sprains, pulls and bruises should be tended to immediately.
 
Tweaks on the Trail - How to Assess if it is Serious

Fungus Among Us

One of the benefits (among many!) of working out in the great outdoors is not being exposed to gym locker rooms where fungal infections can easily be contracted.  That said, there are still some pertinent points for the outdoor athlete to be aware of concerning the prevention of  toenail fungus.
 

Not Your Average "Core"

"Core" is one of the most overused words in the fitness industry. Find out what it really means to have a strong, balanced core.
 
What do you think of when you hear the word “core?” Immediately most of us think of the general “center” of the body between the pelvis and the lower ribs. When we work out to strengthen our core we focus mostly on the abs, the glutes and the low back muscles believing that the harder we work on them the more protected from injury we’ll be. So why are so many people in pain despite putting in so much work to strengthen their core?

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