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A Look At Olympic Injuries

The Olympics have returned and we are taking a look at some of the most common sports injuries for athletes during the games. Dr. Halbrecht is a Bay Area sports medicine doctor who was the Medical Director for the woman’s pro ski tour for 10 years and has great passion for skiing and sports medicine. During the summer Olympics Games that took place in Rio de Janeiro, participants suffering devastating injuries were quite a common occurrence, with some taking place just four days after the commencement of the event.

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Tips for Preventing Ski Injuries This Winter

Each one of us is always looking for fun activities to do during the winter. Arguably, skiing is the most enjoyable activities that allow you to relax, recharge your batteries and invigorate your well-being. Skiing enables you to have a healthy body and mind, engage the core muscles of your body, help you to boost your balance and increase your body strength. Simply put, skiing is the perfect way to work out during the winter.

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Most people will agree that it’s rather hard to go through life without spraining a ligament, straining a muscle, experiencing a headache, or even wrenching your back. As a result, the older you get, the more prone you are to such issues. Continue Reading »

Even though warm weather is something that most of us wish for all year long so that we can get active and stay in shape, it’s wise to practice certain safety tips when exercising. By doing so, you will be able to stay cool and avert any problems in regards to heat, particularly heat exhaustion. Continue Reading »

It is finally ski season once again, and it’s time to hit the slopes for hours of fun outdoors. However, for those who are suffering from a knee injury, skiing is hardly an inviting winter activity. The same can be true for seniors, who may have stiffness or discomfort in their knees.

However, skiing doesn’t need to be a painful experience for seniors. Here, we look into the different ways to prepare for skiing on aging knees. Continue Reading »

Ice skating involves a combination of grace, balance, and flexibility that are achieved through hours of rigorous training. However, as with any sport, one wrong move while gliding on ice or performing a jump can result in injury. This is why it helps to take note of the common injuries that may arise from figure skating or recreational ice skating, as well as learn some techniques to prevent injury. Continue Reading »

Children are more susceptible to sports injuries as compared to adults because they’re still developing and growing.

The risk for sustaining injuries is even greater if your child plays a contact sport like football. Because of its’ violent nature and the number of people in a game, football is actually the leading cause of kids’ sports injuries. Apart from minor pains and aches, some of the more common football injuries include, but not limited to; knee injuries, ankle sprains, concussions and shoulder injuries. Fortunately, many of the football injuries can be prevented. To help avoid injuries, we have compiled some tips on how to keep your children safe while playing football; Continue Reading »

Running is one of the easiest way of staying fit. It’s also one of the easiest way of developing a sports injury.

Running injuries are quite common and they usually affect the knees, hips, feet and ankles of runners. Most of the running injuries are the overuse ones; meaning that they normally creep up on the runner gradually. This is why spotting early warning signs of running injuries, and taking the appropriate action, is the best thing to do. Continue Reading »

Sport Injuries

Athletes who compete at the Olympic level have worked and sacrificed for years to achieve the level of fitness and skill needed to bring home a medal. While the Zika outbreak has raised general health concerns around the globe, physical injuries are the bigger threat to the athletes.

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