Injury / Injury Prevention
It may be worthwhile to examine isometrics for runners which have more positive effects and less negative impact than static stretching.
Sleep hygiene consists of habits and behaviors that help us to get enough good-quality sleep to leave us refreshed, both physically and mentally. These days, improving sleep hygiene is a priority for many overstressed clients,…
When determining what kind of warmup is best for the youth soccer teams you coach, take a cue from recent research.
The 2022 Bern Consensus Statement provides best practice guidelines for clinicians, athletes and coaches for managing a shoulder injury.
Whether you’re helping clients recover from an injury or improve their performance, attention to joint stability will play a pivotal role.
New research adds to our understanding of the limited risks of physical activity and its connection to osteoarthritis.
While the benefits of exercise for people with long-term conditions outweigh the risks, conversations that address risks are advised.
Preloading can improve performance by activating muscle potential. The challenge is finding the balance between fatigue and potentiation.
“The Hip Hook is the first and only muscle release tool for both the psoas and iliacus muscles—the primary hip flexors. You can’t relax one without relaxing the other,” explains Koth.
If you work with stroke survivors, speed walking after a stroke will help them get a step ahead in their cognitive fitness.
Fall prevention is a vital part of functional training for your aging clients. Changes in communication between the nervous and muscular systems as age we are likely to result in a loss of balance, which is a risk factor in the older population. Kyle Stull, DHSc, a content development manager at NASM and an instructor for the Department of Health and Human Performance at Concordia University, offers some practical advice in training clients for fall prevention.
Aches, pains, strains and stiffness can creep in, seemingly out of nowhere. For some of us, the pain affects the quality of our daily lives, and pinpointing the cause can seem like a wild goose chase. This was the case for the creator of the MELT Method, Sue Hitzmann. Developing MELT’s innovative approach to self-care—after an extensive dive down the rabbit hole of neurofascial research—was her ticket out of pain and many symptoms of aging. Two decades later, thousands of people have joined her on that journey.
Research shares important information about mental health and concussion recovery in young athletes using assessments and interventions.
A study found that recreational runners with a prior injury were twice as likely to sustain new running injuries.
Roughly half of runners will experience recreational running injuries, regardless of age, gender or experience, according to research.
Why tai chi? These Chinese movement patterns have been around for centuries. In recent years, study after study has proven their benefits—particularly for older exercisers—yet most fitness professionals seem to know little about the practice….
One solution that has recently come to market has been the innovative use of kinesiology tape infused with menthol and borneol as a means for delivering topical pain and inflammation relief. Mobility Tape for Her has created a real game changer!
Programming exercises for seniors is more important than ever, especially now that travel is opening up again, but your clients may not have kept up with their workouts over this last year. Here are some great ways to prepare your active agers for more adventure.
Fitness professionals who incorporate vibration training into their programs may have value for those coping with stroke.
The most effective way to prevent lower-back pain will come as no surprise to fitness professionals: It’s exercise for a healthy spine.