The Basics of Sports Injury Rehab

The Basics of Sports Injury Rehab

Injuries unfortunately are a part of sports. How an athlete recovers and returns from the injury depends on each athlete and each injury. There are different severities of injury and different demands on the injured area depending on the sport being played and how...

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Two Simple Exercises to Skate Faster

Two Simple Exercises to Skate Faster

Speed on the ice is defined by stride length times stride frequency. To improve your speed, you must improve one of these two factors. Improving strength and power in the lower body will aid in the improvement of frequency and is a particularly important aspect of off...

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4 Tips to a Faster Recovery

4 Tips to a Faster Recovery

As sports kick into high gear with more practices and games being played, an emphasis on recovery will be a key element to maintaining performance while staving off injuries. As much as we think playing sports builds muscles, they actually break them down when they...

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Common Hockey Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Common Hockey Injuries and How to Prevent Them

In a high velocity, contact sport such as ice hockey, injuries are bound to occur. NHL players can reach speeds of over 20 mph on the ice and a puck can be shot at over 100 mph. With players ranging in size, the amount of force created in a check or simply skating or...

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Building a Stronger and More Stable Hockey Player

Building a Stronger and More Stable Hockey Player

We often see social media posts of athletes lifting massive weights in an attempt to get bigger muscles. Many young hockey players see these posts and want to do the same – get huge muscles because they think it will make them better hockey players. Well...

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Improving Leg Strength in Figure Skaters

Improving Leg Strength in Figure Skaters

The sport of figure skating demands strength, power, balance and stability from the lower body during competition, not to mention the endurance of a four and a half minute long or free skate program. A skaters legs need to be strong enough to perform edgework and...

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Keep Fit During the Pandemic

Keep Fit During the Pandemic

The pandemic has affected youth sports and the activity levels in California like nothing we have ever seen before. State regulations allow for “training” with restrictions, although many teams continue to practice and play games out of state. While some are trying to...

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