For many people, basketball is safer than other sports such as football and soccer. However, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, hospital emergency rooms treated approximately 501,000 basketball injuries in 2009.  For children between the ages of 5 to 14, 170,000 cases of basketball-related injuries were reported annually. The studies also showed that…

It’s the championship game that he has been training for weeks. The 13-year old pitcher stands at the mound. He winds up, goes for the pitch, and POP!!! Uh oh. He cradles his arm and winces in pain. He is now on a long road to recovery from a Tommy John injury. Elbow pain in…

The shoulder is one of the most complex joints in the human body. The many tendons, ligaments, and muscles that hold it together give it an incredible range of motion. Unfortunately, this freedom of motion makes it the most unstable joint in the body. As tendons are stretched during movement, they can be rubbed and pinched…

“The bad news is time flies, the good news is you’re the pilot” -Michael Shulter If you – like millions of Americans – experience chronic low-back pain or pain that shoots down the buttocks while bending forward or exercising, you may have what is known as a herniated disc. Exercising with a herniated disc can…

We praise youth sports as one of the best ways to keep kids active, to keep them healthy, and to keep them social. Anyone who has played sports, has kids who play sports, or has seen a youth sporting event knows that they can be both exciting and contentious. Parents and coaches contribute to both, as…

“The key ingredient for success in life is the discipline of mind and body. Setting goals and making sure they are accomplished builds discipline. Whatever goal I set for myself, I will first get a mental image in my mind of exactly what it is I want to achieve, then I will be determined and…

Edison provides too much motivation to leave it at one quot. Use these motivational quotes Edition to start the week off with the wisdom to inspire you in any facet – whether inventing something beyond your wildest imagination or simply inventing your own life! 10 Motivational Quotes from Thomas Edison 10. Exercise “The mind of a child is naturally…

“The experience of taking control of your life will change your reality, making it possible to achieve almost anything you seriously want to do.” Dr. Roth, The Achievement Habit As we prepare to launch our March Mania Challenge, we are going to fill you in on the process on how we are determining the most effective health…

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got” – Mark Twain Do the same things, you can expect the same results. You’ve probably heard Einstein’s expression – “Insanity = Doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.” Since it came from a smart person…that…

Is it true that soccer could replace football? The World Cup got us all excited about soccer again, and now more kids are kicking around the ball than ever before. While youth football enrollment drops, youth soccer is on the rise. Limited contact and fewer youth sports injuries make soccer an attractive sport for many…