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Before and After

Do fit, healthy, competitive athletes need neuromuscular training? When I met this fit, healthy, competitive athlete, he had complaints of chronic hip pain that “nobody could figure out” for years. He eventually gave up and accepted that he would deal with hip pain for the rest of his life. He

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The Type of Coach who earns “Coach of the Year”

Does joining ACL Strong make you “Coach of the Year”?  Or does the type of coach who earns “Coach of the Year” choose ACL Strong for their team?? We’re pretty sure it’s the latter; but all joking aside, this is an important point! The type of coach who earns “Coach

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shin splints, chronic, treatment

The Fix for Shin Splints That Most People Miss

The Treatment That’s Essential for Lasting Relief Shin splints typically present as persistent pain along the shin bone, often worsened by running.  When you’ve tried everything to get rid of the pain, you might wonder if you’ll have to deal with the problem forever.  If your chronic shin splints won’t

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Ankle Sprains in Sports

Sprained Ankle? Learn How Bad it is and What To Do for it Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries in sports, particularly sports that involve cutting and pivoting, such as soccer, basketball, and football. Understanding what an ankle sprain is, how bad it is, and what to

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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

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Protect Your Knees While Hiking

Do you enjoy HIKING?  Have you ever noticed if your knees do THIS??? (Watch video) It’s an incredibly common movement pattern that leads a lot of people toward pain, arthritis, and knee replacements. This quick tip will help you SAVE YOUR KNEES so you can keep hiking and living the

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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

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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

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hip pain

Pinching Pain in the Front of Your Hip?

Do you ever wonder what the pinching pain is in the front of your hip?  It’s probably not a “pulled hip flexor”… One possibility that you might not have heard of is hip impingement, also known as femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (or FAI).  FAI is a relatively new concept in the

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