PATHOKINEMATICS Sports related and recreational injuries are common and several factors play a role in the risk for injury. There are nearly 300,000 ACL injuries every year in the Unites States. These sports injuries lead us to several relevant questions. Could it have been prevented, and if so, how do I go about preventing injuries?
WHAT’S AN ACL Not everyone knows what the letters A.C.L stand for, but any sports participant or avid sports fan has likely heard them before, which is usually followed by the thought of “that athlete’s season is over or, in professional sports, possibly their career”. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is an important ligament in
Safety in home can have a different meaning for you depending on the stage of life you are in. For example, motor vehicle accidents take more lives of children, adolescents, teenagers and young adults aged 1-24. From ages 25-64, drug overdose and opioid abuse is tragically the top cause for lives taken. After the age
Chronic pain and diagnoses such as fibromyalgia (FM) have posed challenges for health care providers over the years. One in fifty Americans will be given a diagnosis of FM, so getting accurate diagnosis and treatment right most likely affects someone you know. Furthermore, FM is given credit for being the most common cause of generalized
THE EPIDEMIC Obesity in America has steadily and unfortunately been on the rise. Current studies would indicate that more than 1/3 of adults and 17% of youth are obese, which is standardly measured via body mass index (BMI) of greater than 30. To confront this alarming trend, obesity has been increasingly studied over the years.