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Let’s Go Retro: The Benefits of “Free Play”

“Free play.”  I haven’t heard that term since my days at summer camp.  However, it is a term we should to add back into our vernacular, and this especially rings true for young athletes. Several studies have recently shown that young athletes who engage in “free play” are less likely to suffer a sports-related injury……


Rules of the Road: Tips For Staying Fit And Keeping Joints Healthy Through Running

Running is one of the most common forms of exercise, among elite athletes and regular, fitness conscious people alike. Whether you jog three-to-five times a week to keep active – like myself – or you regularly train for ultra-marathons, there is always that underlying risk of injury. Runner’s knee, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, plantar fasciitis,…..


Battle of the Medicine Cabinet Treatments: Ice Vs. Heat

A common question I get in my practice is whether it is better to use ice or heat when treating an injury. The simple answer is that both ice and heat can be beneficial in treating an injury at different times. But determining which one to use can prove quite confusing. Following are my top-line…..


New Research Reveals 1.35 Million Youths A Year Obtain Serious Sports Injuries

With fall sports back in full swing, hundreds of thousands of Triangle-area youth and their parents are thinking about how they can avoid injury and stay in the game all season – whether it be football, soccer, volleyball, cheerleading, lacrosse or cross-country. Last month, USA Today highlighted results from a study conducted by nonprofit advocacy…..



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