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Day-to-Day: An Injury Guide To Building Your Fantasy Basketball Team

The NBA season recently started and with it, daily fantasy basketball season. But how are you expected to field a solid fantasy squad when so many big-name players are either out with injury, or returning from major injury? With such big names sustaining major injuries in just the past few months, a concept well known to the sports medicine for years has now become mainstream: “load management.”  Even if these players were to rebound quickly, and without setback, it remains to be seen if they will return to their normal, preinjury minutes.  Here’s a quick overview of some of the elite names that can make or break your fantasy team.

Fractures in Soccer Athletes

Soccer is rough on the feet! Soccer players are prone to foot and ankle injuries from running, jumping, cutting, contacting players, and striking the soccer ball. While we often see soccer players with ankle sprains of the ligaments, fractures are a significant cause...

An Introduction to IASTM

What is IASTM?Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) can be a beneficial manual therapy treatment in physical therapy. IASTM refers to the use of a dense, non-irritating material, such as stainless steel or jade, to apply a force to soft tissue structure...

Cupping Therapy: Not Just for Olympic Athletes

Myofascial decompression (MFD), also known as “cupping,” is a traditional Chinese medicine that has been practiced for more than 2,000 years. Notably, professional athletes including Michael Phelps and the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team have used cupping as part of their maintenance and recovery programs.

The Pop Heard Round the World (Cup): Women & ACL Injuries

Alex Morgan. Megan Rapinoe. Ashlyn Harris. Ali Krieger. What do these women have in common? For one, they are all current members of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team participating in the 2019 World Cup. But for another, they are all current USWNT who have suffered an ACL injury during the course of their soccer career.

10 Tips for Exercising in the Summer Heat

Please enjoy this blog from our guest author, personal trainers from The Connection in Summit, NJ.  The weather is heating up, but don’t let that stop you from squeezing a workout into your day. Here are 10 tips from The Connection’s personal trainers to help you get...

CrossFit is…Good for You?

Over the past ten years, the world has had a love/hate relationship with CrossFit. While some people swear by it and can only go a few minutes without talking about the sport, others ridicule the cult-like fitness trend and insist that it causes far too many injuries....

Water, Please!

Are you hitting your hydration goals? If not, you could be sapping your energy and ruining your ability to lose weight. According to the Mayo Clinic most people are not aware of how much water they are drinking.  “Water’s involved in every type of cellular process in...

Spring Back Into Running

Spring is coming, can’t you feel it? People all over the country are getting back into outdoor activities after taking the winter off. Everyone is hitting the ground running, but you need to remember there is always a risk of injury when returning to activity after taking a break.

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