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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 life of your dreams! As …

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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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Myths About ACL Injuries

As an expert in ACL injury prevention, I’ve heard some interesting comments and perspectives about the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) over the years.  There’s a lot of misinformation floating around, unfortunately; and with such a serious and devastating injury at stake, we need to get the facts straight so we can start protecting our athletes …

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What did this Olympic alpine ski racer do immediately before a race, to Prevent Injury and Enhance Performance?

In the final minute before she raced in the 2018 Winter Olympics, the camera zoomed in for a close-up of the American alpine ski racer as she prepared for one of the biggest competitions of her life.  She assumes a plank position, on arms and toes, as her trainer pushes firmly and deliberately on her …

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ACL Injuries in Field Sports

Anterior Cruiciate Ligament (ACL) injuries are becoming increasingly more prevalent in youth sports, especially in sports that involve running, cutting, jumping, and competing with other players.  If you are involved in field or court sports, then you have likely heard about how physically and emotionally devastating an ACL rupture can be for an athlete. An …

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