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KEVIN LAPHAM, PT, DPT, CSCS
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. By definition, CrossFit is a high-intensity fitness program incorporating elements from several sports and types of exercise. As both a CrossFit coach and physical therapist, I’m here to tell you what goes on behind the scenes.
EXCEL is proud to be sponsoring the Rock the River Palisades 5K Sunday, May 6, 2018.
A Succinct Description of the 6 Phases of Throwing: Vital Information in the Overhead Athlete’s Pursuit of Physical Preparedness
Throwing is like any other skill; it has generalizable phases – or sequences, if you will – that make up the finished product.
There is a reason the word hamstring has been colloquialized as a verb. Any injury to your hamstrings can cause serious pain, and be severely disabling as they are used every single day when you’re walking.
In sport, one of the most common injuries that a young athlete may endure is a concussion. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 1.6 to 3.8 million concussions occur in sports and recreational activities annually.
Pain has long been defined as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. Everyone has experienced pain at some point, but it is often a difficult concept to define.
Injuries are a common occurrence in American football, and half way through the current NCAA and NFL football seasons I am sure you have witnessed many injuries.
Those who aren’t teachers often imagine that summer is the time when teachers kick back and relax. But the reality is, you’re often using this free time to catch up on everything you don’t get done during the school year, thanks to the demands of the job.
No, that is not a typo. We’re talking about PREhabilitation, a relatively new idea in the medical world. Just like rehab helps you recover after surgery or injury, prehab helps you prepare for surgery with the goal of shortening your recovery time and making it less painful.
Charity runs are a great inspiration for many to take up a more active lifestyle. Who can resist the combination of raising money for your favorite cause and doing something good for your own health?
Snack and energy bars are great. Whether you’ve just finished working out or you’ve simply watching your child at a practice or a game, these bars help replenish vital nutrients.
Freestyle is the most common of the 4 major swimming strokes. It will often comprise up to 75% of a competitive swimmer’s workout. Proper form and technique are paramount for improvement, as opposed to endless yardage or time in the water.
One of the most important concepts to consider when beginning a running program is the foundational basis of a strong core. One of the biggest pitfalls many runners fall into is simply lacing up their sneakers and just racking up the miles.