Finding fitness, specializing in athletic health care.
|Posted on March 28, 2020 at 9:10 PM||comments (11052)|
During my sports season, I see many patients/ athletes a day. Unfortunately, even though this population is strong in many ways they are not immune to this pandemic. While this virus can be spread to anyone, athletes with asthma are at a greater risk of complication. Asthma can be common in athletes. Asthma generally presents with coughing, shortness of breath, weezing and chest tightness usually caused by inflammation in the airway. Breathing is a good thing, so...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 20, 2020 at 7:20 PM||comments (39716)|
The times they are changing! Most of us have put our regular schedule aside for the moment to take care of ourselves, our families and our communities. In the mean time it's important to keep our immune systems strong and our bodies healthy. While we are at home, we can still keep moving, take our vitamins and eat healthy foods. Take this time to sincerely enjoy your family and those closest to you. In the comments let me know how the pandemic has affected you th...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 6, 2019 at 4:10 PM||comments (337)|
Recovery from all your daily activities keeps us ready for more activity to come. Giving us the ability to play longer and harder. This leads to a few questions. What helps our body recover daily and how do we know we are keeping up? We are not a bunch of bits and pieces, but one unit, one person. For this reason it is important to use a holistic approach to daily recovery. It boils down to refuel, rest and restore. These three things focus o...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 4, 2019 at 2:35 PM||comments (224)|
It may be a bit odd that I really don't like coffee. I grew up with the smell of it every morning. I was a Minnesota farmgirl, and we always had coffe breaks. It was best to have coffee breaks at Grandma's, becuase she would also have "a little lunch" like a brownie or some sort of a bar to snack on with the coffee. As a youngster I passed on the coffee, but delighted in the treats. Now as an adult living in Wyoming, I am just finding out about a Swedish traditio...Read Full Post »
An onion can make people cry, but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh. ~Will Rogers
|Posted on April 4, 2019 at 2:10 PM||comments (354)|
Everyone wants to eat. Something yummy! I actually would love to know what your favorite food is? Please feel free to post it in the comments. No matter what you are eating, no one wants to feel guilty about eating. If it is something we need to do, then we should probably make it pleasurable. I find that as Americans in general, we feel the need to limit our diets and feel its not healthy if we are not eliminating something. People will try to elimin...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 14, 2018 at 3:05 PM||comments (63)|
Fall sports are officially underway! It is so exciting starting fresh and getting back to the grind. But fall sports can bring some risks as well. Regardless of your athletic level, you need to make sure you are prepared. This season can bring rugby, football, soccer, golf, volleyball and others. Many outdoor sports and some indoor as well. Here is what needs to be on your list to have a healthy, strong and fun season.
1. Make sure your phys...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 1, 2018 at 12:30 AM||comments (357)|
1. Fitness assessment. This allows the both the client and the personal trainer to know where the start point is, what needs to be worked on most. Once you have a good start point, then we can more easily determine goals both short term and long term.
2. Correct dysfunctions. Corrective exercise lets us lengthen short tissue, inhibit overactive muscles, stimulate the unde...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 31, 2018 at 10:35 PM||comments (169)|
1. Improve your muscles. This is probably the same reason most people choose not to lift weights. However, this does not include bodybuilding, unless of course that is your goal. Strength training is the best way to keep and gain strength to pursue your desired activities and maintain proper muscle balance.
2. Improve your posture. Our muscles ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 20, 2018 at 3:50 PM||comments (464)|
1. We are NOT personal trainers. I know the names sound similar, so they can be easy to mix up. Personal trainers are used to help increase fitness levels of clients. Athletic trainers are responsible for the prevention, evaluation and rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries.
2. We are recognized as a medical profession by the American Medical Association & are mid-level...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 19, 2018 at 4:00 PM||comments (326)|
I have been seeing much chatter about the topic of icing injury lately. Being an athletic trainer for several years, I am probably pro icing as well as the whole R.I.C.E. principle. I have blogged about R.I.C.E. in the past for acute care. But of all the things I have seen, I will always remember being a student athletic trainer at the high school level. One of the boys basketball athletes had a moderate ankle sprain. Our protocol was R.I.C.E., but as I have his swollen ankle elevated an...Read Full Post »