Sports Doc Archive: July, 2013

Couch to 5K: Sandy's story

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Editor’s note: Various “Couch to 5K” programs have gained popularity across the nation, promising they can get “just... Read more

Managing, treating and avoiding low back pain

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A strong and well-aligned spine is key to improving performance with sports, recreation, work and home activities. A repeating theme that keeps... Read more

Kinesiotape, vibration machines and more: Do they REALLY work?

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(Editor’s note: This is part two of an article on the true effects of sports performance products. To read Part One, click here.) Kinesiotape We’ve... Read more

Away from the gym? Try these 10 body weight exercises

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Away from a gym on vacation? Never had much interest in joining a big box club? Work and home constraints making it impossible to get to a... Read more

10 questions to ask when starting CrossFit

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Listen, folks, I see no shame in admitting the truth—I love the KoolAid. I took my first sip four years ago during a late night workout... Read more

Sport Specialization: What your child should know about year-round teams

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One of the recent trends in youth sports is that children are specializing in one sport, as opposed to participating in a variety of sports... Read more

Common cures for shin splints

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As a physical therapist, one of the most common things I see are injuries that occurred months ago or pain that started weeks ago, but was... Read more

What sports performance products REALLY work?

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Every athlete wants an edge. What’s the newest thing out there that will help me run faster, recover quicker, and play longer? How do... Read more