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Getting Ready for the Golf Course

For those who love to play golf, you might spend the winter months just waiting for the snow to melt. However, even when you can’t be out on the course, you can be preparing your body for a successful season. With advice from NEBH athletic trainer and Titleist Performance Institute certified golf expert Bryan Truscott, LATC, CSCS, you can start the season off strong even before the grass reappears.

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The Importance of a Post-Workout Cool Down

Exercise is an essential factor in maintaining your joint health, as well as your overall health and wellness. Warming up before you exercise not only helps prepare you for your workout but also promotes greater strength and flexibility and prevents injury. NEBH Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapists explain why your cool down is just as important as your warm up, and should be more than an after-thought when you work out.

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Why Do Female Athletes Suffer More ACL Injuries than Males?

High school female athletes in the United States suffer 20,000-80,000 ACL injuries per year.1  The issue isn’t only that female athletes are prone to these potentially season-ending injuries: the National Institutes of Health reports that female athletes are two to eight times more likely to suffer an ACL injury than their male counterparts. NEBH orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine expert Paul Weitzel, MD, discusses why females are more susceptible to ACL tears and offers advice on preventing these serious knee injuries.

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Improve Your Pre-Workout Routine

Warming up is crucial in preventing injuries while exercising. When you warm up your muscles, you allow them to perform at their greatest range of motion; when you slowly raise your heart rate, you minimize the stress that exercise puts on your heart. Bryan Truscott, LATC, CSCS, an athletic trainer at NEBH, explains the anatomy of a good warm up and suggests some activities you might do before you exercise.

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When Can You Expect Your Favorite Player Back in the Game?

It’s been an exciting season to cheer on the New England Patriots, but the Patriots have also suffered many injuries throughout the season. With the time until the playoffs dwindling, fans are hopeful that the top players will be back on the field in time for the big games. Thomas Wuerz, MD, a sports medicine expert at NEBH looks into some of the injuries we’ve seen this season, including their recovery times, so you can gauge when the players will be back in action.

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