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Return to sports quicker after ankle sprain

Return to Sports Quicker and Avoid Re-injury after an Ankle Sprain

Getting back to sports as quickly as possible, with a minimal chance of re-injury, is important to most athletes after an ankle sprain. The highest risk factor for an ankle sprain is having a history of a previous ankle sprain.  Because the rate of re-injury after spraining an ankle is incredibly high, it is important …

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Employee injury prevention program to reduce injuries and save money

How to Get Your Employees to do “Injury Prevention” Exercises

Guide to Successfully Implementing an Exercise Program that Reduces Injuries and Saves the Company Money Imagine a workplace environment bustling with healthy, active, optimistic, and energetic employees.  Imagine a workplace culture with loyal employees returning year after year, feeling appreciated and valued. Imagine reducing injury claims by half and spending fewer hours on rearranging schedules …

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3 Ways Neuromuscular Training Exercise Can Reduce Knee Injuries

Injury prevention is a hot topic every year as administrators, coaches, and athletes prepare to maximize success and minimize risk, particularly in sports with a high rate of knee injuries.  In the snowsports industry, knees hold the number one spot for injuries, costing millions of dollars per year and significant time lost.  As ski area …

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Glute Strengthening with Monster Walks: Knees Straight or Bent?

The resisted side stepping exercise, also known as “monster walks,” with its many variations, is an excellent way to strengthen the hip and gluteal muscles.  But which position is best, knees straight or bent? For years, there has been a debate over the best position to perform “monster walks” to target the gluteals, without isolating …

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Meditation for Pain Management in Injury Recovery

As an athlete, perhaps one of the biggest hazards that you will face is the constant threat of injuries. That’s why our article ‘Best Off-Season Conditioning Strategy for Serious Athletes’ lists injury prevention exercises as a key part of the off season, especially in the case of young athletes. But what if you have already sustained a …

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PSIA-AASI Podcast: Get Knee Smart with ACL Strong Tips

In an interview with George Thomas, from the Professional Ski Instructors Association and American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI), we discuss best strategies to physically prepare for snow-skiing and snowboarding, specifically to protect your knees.  We talk about the important pillars of injury prevention training and how this specific type of training reduces the risk …

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3 Mistakes To Watch Out For When Doing Squats for Injury Prevention

Squats are a common exercise to strengthen the legs, but there are some common mistakes to watch out for when doing squats for injury prevention as a field, court, or snow athlete. We use squats to improve movement patterns and build functional strength for athletes to become stronger, safer, and more dynamic in their sport.  …

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