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Sports Articles

Crossing the finish line, scoring the goal, sticking the landing – sports can bring unforgettable moments to the lives of athletes. However, there is a lot of work required before reaching those exciting milestones. Our Sports medicine experts are here to support you every step, basket, flip or pirouette of the way.

Whether you’re an athlete, an athletic coach or a parent of an athlete, we have sports advice to help you succeed. From nutrition that will help fuel you for the game to information on how to treat concussions, our sports medicine experts are here to help.

Recent Sports Articles

What's the Deal with Dry Needling?

Dry needling might sound unpleasant, but according to our physical therapist Kristine Rabin, PT, DPT, it’s similar to a deep-tissue massage.

11 Stretches for Athletes

Stretching boosts muscle flexibility and range of motion, which not only amps your performance, it minimizes the chance of sports injury. Learn 11 stretching exercises.

Water vs. Sports Drinks: What Is the Best Choice for Young Athletes?

How do you decide what to give your growing athlete: water or sports drinks? Find out which is better.

Are Supplements Safe?

People are looking for that magic pill or powder to make us lean mean muscle machines. Find out if any of the supplements on the market unsafe.

How to Eat Before a Competition

Find out if it really matters what you eat before practice or a competition, as well as good pre-game nutrition techniques.


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