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It Is Snowing: Are You Ready?

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 11.18.2016 | Sports
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

El Niño is coming, and California will see a lot of water this winter. If it's cold enough, we'll also have a lot of snow--that deep, wonderful powder that we're all jonesing for. To help keep you upright, here's a brief summary of some of the newer and more controversial points around preventing and treating ski injuries.

Dynamic Flexibility for Your Warm Up

Jenn Zerling | Posted 11.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Jenn Zerling

The following dynamic flexibility program is excellent for athletes before a game, runners before a run, or for anyone about to hop into a physical activity program. Perform each stretch for a total of 10 times walking in one direction and then turning around and repeating another 10 reps in the other direction.

Foam Roll Roll it Out

Jenn Zerling | Posted 08.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Jenn Zerling

Foam rolling was introduced by physical therapists for patients and strength and conditioning coaches to help athletes inhibit overactive muscles. Also known as self myofascial release or SMR, foam rolling offers a mini massage.

The Worst Sports Injuries (And How To Avoid Them)

Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living

By Taylor Kubota for Men's Journal Sports injuries happen to everyone -- and we usually recover eventually. But sometimes the risk of re-injury inc...