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Take your performance to a new level. Every Sport. Every Skill Level. Question Training schedules. Class schedules. Team meetings. Treatment times. Athletes have a lot on their plate. When competition begins, the anxiety increases and schedules overflow with academic demands and travel plans. How do athlete’s balance this demanding schedule and still find time for…

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Hip Pain in Young Patients

Information and Treatment Options By Dean C. Sukin, MD and Steven J. Klepps, MD Individuals may have groin pain, or pain towards the outside of the hip as well as snapping or popping. Sharp stabbing pain may be aggravated by turning, twisting, squatting and even sometimes while seated in a vehicle. At times, over-the-counter anti-inflammatory…

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The Mental Game

Myths and Truths about Expertise and Expert Performance By Dr. Russell H. Lord Montana State University-Billings Should anyone who accepts Aristotle’s claim that “from the hour of their birth, some men are marked out for subjection, others for rule” or believes that elite athletic achievement depends on “choosing good parents” be allowed to influence young…

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Fueling Your Body

Improving your performance through nutrition Katie Desin, MS, RD, CSCS There are many ways that athletes can improve their performance: hard work at practice, extra hours in the gym, and time in the weight room. What about how they’re fueling their bodies for all of these activities? This can have a tremendous impact on how…

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Physical Activity

Cost of Obesity and Diabetes Tayna Flanagan MS ED, ATC, CSCS Tayna works at Olympic Physical Therapy in the Athletic Engineering Department in Kirkland Washington. The following article contains information that may be difficult to read because of lack of exposure, living in a rural area, or being in a state of denial. At the…

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Exercise During Pregnancy

What you Need to Know Travis McDonald, Md, CSCS – Primary care sports medicine fellow What are the Stats? A recent study done by researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill found that less than 1 in 4 women get the recommended amount of exercise during pregnancy. This is due to perceived barriers…

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