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

The age-old belief that ice decreases swelling or inflammation has been under serious scrutiny in the health field. There is, in fact, no scientific evidence to support the use of ice for tissue healing and recovery. In fact, recent research shows that not only is the...
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...