By now you should know it’s a good idea to warm up before exercising and playing sports. But do you know exactly why? According to the American Heart Association: “A good warm-up dilates your blood vessels, ensuring that your muscles are well supplied with oxygen. It also raises your muscles’…
So, what’s athletic symmetry and why should you care? According to experts throughout the athletic world, improving the symmetry in your running and jumping leads to higher levels of performance and less injury.
Not-so-fun fact No. 1: You can develop Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow without ever picking up a tennis racquet or golf club. These conditions originate from either overusing certain muscles or poor biomechanics irritating the tendons of the elbow.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the most common types of knee trauma athletes suffer. Though anyone can experience an ACL injury, this type of trauma is associated with athletes because it is caused by a quick stop movement which tends to happen more in competitive activity than in daily life.
Our blog series “Doctors of Active Health” gives you a unique perspective into our business and the people who are integral to our patient’s success. This month we sat down with Christopher Brown, DPT, to learn about his background and experience.
Your hamstrings play a critical role in many motions and movements required for high and low-impact sports. Each leg has three hamstrings, all of which are involved in knee movement and, to some degree, hip movement as well. When any one of these muscles stretch beyond its limit during physical activity, injury can result.
Being able to perform at your best requires an in depth understanding of your body and it’s limitations. At Active Health, we want every athlete to have that advantage over their competitors. That’s where our performance labs can help.
Functional Motion Training (FMT) is now provided at our office. Dr. Lipp’s FMT is a collaboration based off all of his various trainings and what he developed over the past 10 years.
Active Health is excited to announce a few of the new additions for the upcoming year including a state-of-the-art GOLF LAB, RUN LAB, JUMP LAB and Sports Injury Prevention Program (SIPP).