Friday, December 28, 2012

Fartlek to Improve Your Training

Fartlek loosely translated:"Speed Training" is a form of interval training that was originally devised to help runners improve their performance.  It is a staple of the German Nordic Ski program, US Marine Corps Officer training program and FBI training at Quantico.  The principals behind Fartlek revolve around interval training, improving an athletes ability to race or compete at a higher, sustained level.  Short (200-400m) near full effort burst are interspersed with similar length low effort legs.  With the proper warm up, stretching and cool down; the physiologic benefits are measurable and it can effectively train the athlete to complete at a faster and more deliberate pace.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Mass Legislates Concussion Treatment Guidelines

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has created specific guidelines for the on-field management of concussions as well as the steps required to return to sports. 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

What is the Rotator Cuff?

The more you ask, the more you hear of people having their Rotator Cuff repaired; but what is it and why is it important?  The Rotator Cuff is a series of 4 small muscles and their tendons, that work inside your shoulder to control the fine motion. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Will Physical Therapy help my shoulder pain?

Physical therapy is frequently prescribed by your provider as the initial treatment for shoulder pain.  While it may not provide instant relief from your pain, there is continuing evidence that when done correctly and faithfully it can provide a lasting return to normal function. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

CDH - Top Joint Replacement Center in Massachusetts

A report released  by HealthGrades, the nation’s most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality ratings, named Cooley Dickinson Hospital #1 in Massachusetts for Joint Replacement outcomes (joint replacement includes knee and hip replacements).