sports injury

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on sports injury...
Intermediate-level rotator cuff exercises

Intermediate-level rotator cuff exercises

Many sports activities, including tennis, golf, swimming, or throwing, put a heavy load on the rotator cuff. Even ...
Ice versus heat

Ice versus heat

For years, the RICE protocol (rest, ice, compression, elevation)has been the standard approach to healing from an injury. But it's all wrong.
Poor sleep leads to athletic injuries

Poor sleep leads to athletic injuries

Getting regular sleep is one of the most important gifts you can give yourself. The health benefits are ...
Running biomechanics and the “preferred path” theory

Running biomechanics and the “preferred path” theory

The preferred path model of running biomechanics points to a new way to help runners improve speed and prevent injury.
My brother-in-law keeps a supply in his golf bag

My brother-in-law keeps a supply in his golf bag

Using NSAID's to alleviate the pain of muscle and tendon injuries will get you back onto the field of play sooner but may lead to poorer results in the long run. Here are some alternatives....
Guest article: Four types of shin splints and their causes

Guest article: Four types of shin splints and their causes

Chris Mallac describes different causes of shin splints and how to respond to each variety.
Rotator cuff problems, shoulder impingement or shoulder pain? Look to your shoulder blade

Rotator cuff problems, shoulder impingement or shoulder pain? Look to your shoulder blade

Most shoulder problems can be traced back to imbalance of the scapula and the muscles that control and support it. Learn more.
Improving hamstring rehab exercises

Improving hamstring rehab exercises

More than thirty years ago I learned valuable movement principles from one of my mentors -Irmgard Bartenieff. She strongly emphasized the need for integrated exercise that involved trunk stabilization. Now new research shows the importance of this approach in hamstring rehab.
Avoid bench press injuries

Avoid bench press injuries

Learn to avoid bench press injuries with advice from T-Nation.
Guest post: Dancer injuries – What you need to know

Guest post: Dancer injuries – What you need to know

If you're physically active, you occasionally experience pain in your muscles or joints. How do you know if you have a potentially serious condition or if you're just feeling the bumps and bruises that are the inevitable result of an active lifestyle? Deborah Vogel, specialist in training dancers to prevent injuries, shares her insights on listening to your body's signals.
Stretching is (mostly) a waste of time

Stretching is (mostly) a waste of time

Researchers now believe that many of the reasons that people think stretching is good for them have no scientific validity. Discover the alternatives.
Accentuate the negative: muscle injury recovery with eccentric workouts

Accentuate the negative: muscle injury recovery with eccentric workouts

Discover the secrets to safely rehabbing muscle injury - using the negative work phase of exercise.

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