Concussion Management

Concussion Management

REST – For the first 2 days – stay home from school and work Do not need to rest in a dark room Limit screen time: texting, TV, phones, video games – to 5 min/hour SLEEP – get plenty of rest and nap (in first 2 days only) Go to bed and rise at regular time Use...
Think Twice Before You Ice

Think Twice Before You Ice

For over 40 years the accepted method of treating an acute injury, such as a sprain or strain, has been R.I.C.E , which stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation, during the first 72 hours following injury. This method  is now being disputed. Recent...
Sleep Hygiene

Sleep Hygiene

The Importance of Sleep Natural sleep is one of the most powerful immune system boosters, aiding in our ability to ward off illness and infection. Quality sleep is necessary for injury recovery, forming new memories, maintaining a healthy body weight and managing...
Anti Inflammatory Diet

Anti Inflammatory Diet

Expert dietary tips for decreasing inflammation Focus on a diet that is high in anti-oxidants, healthy fats, clean proteins and low in refined carbohydrates.  You deserve to eat foods that are free of pesticides, heavy metals, and antibiotics.  Google ‘the dirty...
Running as a minimalist

Running as a minimalist

Humans have been running for over 2 million years and when they first started running, they ran barefoot of course! In Christopher McDougall’s book “Born to Run” he discusses various scientific studies about barefoot running and how we evolved into humans made for...
Should Kids Be Wearing Supportive Running Shoes?

Should Kids Be Wearing Supportive Running Shoes?

Runners, coaches, medical professionals, and now parents, are all realizing the benefits of allowing children to have proper natural foot motion.  According to the experts, parents should think twice before putting their kids in a pair of “good sturdy...