The most recent research on sleep and athletic performance says that athletes should be aiming for 8-10 hours of total sleep per night. In fact, you can unlock an extra 2-5% of performance gains by simply getting more rest. This makes sleep the ultimate performance enhancer! Famous athletes LeBron James and Roger Federer typically get … Continue reading Sleep & Athletic Performance
Full return to sport or activity can be a 5-month to a full year process for the post-surgical ACL reconstruction. Successful return to activity is dependent on following post-surgical precautions and completing a structured post-surgical rehabilitation program. In addition, sport specific training prior to returning to the desired sport is mandatory and has been shown … Continue reading Post-Surgical ACL Reconstruction Rehabilitation Protocol
Quick Anatomy Overview of the Knee The knee joint involves 4 bones: Femur Tibia Fibula Patella There are four main ligaments that stabilize the knee: Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) This article will focus on the ACL. The ACL is located in the center … Continue reading Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Surgery of the Knee
Everyone has been constipated at least once in their life. What happens when your infrequent backups become an everyday occurrence? The normal course of action is to load up on laxatives, stool softeners or enemas. Most of these treatments, natural or not, put a tremendous amount of stress on your body. So, what if there … Continue reading Are You “Backed Up?” A Muscular Approach to Relieving Constipation
It is a new year, and many of us have decided that improving our overall level of fitness is one of our resolutions. Unfortunately, something might be getting in the way of us achieving our goals. According to Examine.com’s Fitness Guide 2019, 78% of Americans don’t meet the national exercise guidelines. Physical Activity Guidelines for … Continue reading What is Stopping You From Improving Your Fitness?