Groin Injuries in Hockey

Groin Injuries in Hockey

Groin strains are common injuries in the game of ice hockey. Previous reports in the NHL have shown that up to 10% of all injuries sustained have been due to strains of the groin or adductor muscle group. In today’s NHL, it is a little tougher to note since these...

read more
Foot Speed in Hockey

Foot Speed in Hockey

Quickness and foot speed are two major criteria that truly separate the better players from the rest of the pack when it comes to skating. The players who possess quickness and foot speed outshine their opponents at all levels of play. So, what do you think “foot...

read more
Keeping Fit During the Holidays

Keeping Fit During the Holidays

During this time of year, we find that life becomes even more hectic with holiday shopping, parties, and gatherings with family. All of these activities can disrupt our exercise habits and lead to a health decline that can include increased bodyweight and decreased...

read more
Recovering Faster for the Next Game

Recovering Faster for the Next Game

As the hockey season begins to wind down, every game becomes more and more important. The tail end of the season can include tournaments, showcases and playoffs where teams may have to play multiple games on the same day or weekend. These busy weekends can take a toll...

read more
Avoiding Burnout During the Season

Avoiding Burnout During the Season

The demands placed on athletes today in any given sport has increased immensely over the last ten years. It is not uncommon for California hockey players to play on a club and high school team at the same time. This means three to four practices a week and two to...

read more
Communication is Vital for Success in Injury Prevention

Communication is Vital for Success in Injury Prevention

Athletic Trainers are skilled and trained in everything from injury prevention, emergency medical response, and rehabilitation. However, despite years of education, extensive and diverse clinical hours, all culminating in a grueling certification exam, none of us have...

read more
Is Exhaustion an Injury? Benefits of a Rest Day

Is Exhaustion an Injury? Benefits of a Rest Day

The Benefits of a Rest Day There is no doubt that competitive sports are back. The Covid epidemic may have slowed things down for a bit, but athletes have taken back to their respective playing fields in a big way. Club sports, school sports, private lessons, and...

read more
Overcoming Sports Injuries

Overcoming Sports Injuries

Sports injuries or mishaps can be very stressful both physically and mentally. In the United States, there are approximately 30 million teenagers and children who participate in some form of organized sport. Of those, about three million athletes age 14 years and...

read more