With plenty of waves and warmer ocean temps, surfing activity increases significantly over these summer months, and with this the potential for shoulder and neck injuries. Paddling accounts for over 80% of all the activity taking place during surfing, so it makes sense that many surfing injuries would occur with this motion. Here, we discuss some tips to keep you paddling strong and with good form to prevent injury.
See the Knee different to fix nagging pain
There is a ton of great resources out there about knee pain and how to fix it, but what about how we think about the knee? In my opinion, we have to see the knee differently in order to get at the cause of knee pain before we start talking about how to fix it. This article takes a stab at how modern Physical Therapists see nagging knee pain before making a plan to treat the knee.
It’s becoming increasingly popular for young athletes to begin specializing in one sport at earlier ages in an attempt to gain a competitive advantage. While spending more time practicing a sport and ‘outworking’ your competition may seem to make sense, it may not be giving kids the benefit that one would think and can even come with potential risks. Our One Nine team encourages young athletes to practice multiple sports over early specialization for mainly for these reasons:
Do you know a young athlete with low back pain? Know the causes of back pain in youth athletics and how to care for it quickly. Early identification and management is key to returning to sport before it becomes a real problem. One Nine gives the facts on low back pain in youth athletes. Part 1 of a series on low back injuries in athletes.