A common condition in older adults, degenerative hip arthritis, is a condition involving the loss of cartilage on the weight bearing surface of the hip joint. This condition can cause pain, loss of motion and an inability to go about daily activities. Typically, when conservative treatments no longer help in reducing pain
Key term: Kinematics The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is the main support structure of the knee. It prevents excessive translation and rotation of the femur (thigh bone) on the tibia (shin bone). When you tear your ACL, your knee may buckle or “give out” with change of direction and pivoting activities.
If you’re an avid hiker, at some point you’ve probably thought about tackling Half Dome, Yosemite’s iconic, almost-mile-high peak. As our recent experience testifies, it can be the perfect adventure—strenuous but not out of reach for outdoor fans in good physical shape. However, climbing Half Dome—or a similar endurance event
Skateboarding is an increasingly popular sport enjoyed by many young people. Skateboarding involves speed, balance and coordination, providing a low impact aerobic workout. However, if a rider is not careful, serious injuries may result. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), over 15,000 persons need hospital emergency room treatment per year for injuries
Adequate nutrition is important for the proper growth and development of young people. It is even more essential to the competitive youth athlete. With the higher demands of strenuous training and competition, proper diet is crucial to not only insure optimal performance, but also to prevent developmental problems, which may have lifelong effects.