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Hybrids: More Than Just Cars

October 10, 2017

Walking down the produce section of the grocery store, you’ve probably at some point come across some unusual options (Pluots, anyone?) Although hybrid fruits tend to conjure up the image of fruits produced in a science laboratory, these fruits are actually more natural than you may realize. Contrary to popular belief, hybrids are not produced […]READ MORE

The Best Post-Workout Snacks

October 10, 2017

After a hard workout, you’ve used up all your body’s fuel. Whether you’ve completed wind sprints or deadlifts, you need to give your body more energy to help you recover safely and effectively. To get that energy, the nutritionists at Bon Secours Sports Performance recommend you eat a healthy snack, packed with the nutrients your […]READ MORE

Back to School, Back to Sports: The Offseason Strength and Power Training Conundrum in Youth Sports

September 9, 2017

By: Matt Sharpless, Sports Performance Specialist Here we are, it’s already September. If you’re a parent, your children should have gone back to school by now. (Go ahead – it’s okay to cheer.) If you’re the parent of an athlete, however, the return to school also means another thing: the return to sports. Not only […]READ MORE

Preventing Spondylolysis in Young Athletes

August 8, 2017

Young athletes, especially gymnasts and football players, are at a higher risk of an injury called spondylolysis, a fractured vertebra in the back. It’s the most common cause of low back pain in young athletes. Young athletes are at a higher risk of this injury because they are often still growing. A growing spine may […]READ MORE

Top Stretches for Back Pain

August 8, 2017

Back pain is one of the most common ailments that American adults face, affecting millions of people every year. Most back pain can be treated without surgery or narcotic pain medicines. Stretches, rest, exercise, proper posture and over-the-counter pain relievers can help you achieve a stronger, less painful back. Physical therapists can help you improve […]READ MORE

How To Find the Best Shoe For Your Sport

August 8, 2017

Athletic shoes are not one size fits all. Selecting the right pair of athletic shoes can be similar to buying a car or a home; you’re going to spend a lot of time in them, so you want to be sure you choose something that is going to fit your lifestyle. Keep in mind these […]READ MORE

Are There Perks to Drinking Coffee?

August 8, 2017

I love the first sip of my morning coffee, and according to data from the Harvard School of Public Health, I’m not alone.  It is estimated that 54% of Americans over the age of 18 drink coffee on a daily basis, with an average intake of 3.1 cups a day. Believe it or not, moderate […]READ MORE

What to Expect from Outpatient Physical Therapy

July 7, 2017

Physical therapist are trained professionals who help patients regain motion, strength and function after an injury, stroke or other health event. Physical therapists provide care in the hospital (inpatient) and at physical therapy and rehabilitations centers (outpatient). If you are attending outpatient physical therapy for the first time, you should: Dress to Move Physical therapy […]READ MORE

Signs of “Bad” Muscle Pain

July 7, 2017

Every athlete is used to experiencing some amount of pain or discomfort. It may be burning pain at the end of a sprint or muscle aches from lifting heavy weight. Sometimes pain is part of the experience of becoming stronger and faster. However, not all pain is “good” pain. Some pain can mean you’ve pushed […]READ MORE

Travel Nutrition 101

July 7, 2017

As an athlete, a big part of life is the away game or out of town races/competitions.  Traveling is a part of the job.  So are the planning and preparation for these events.  Planning ahead could be the difference between a PR and GI distress that ruins the whole trip. Follow these tips to start […]READ MORE