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Just because you don’t participate in football or other contact sports doesn’t mean you are safe from suffering a concussion. Are you at risk? What are the signs and symptoms? How can we help? A concussion, also known as a mild traumatic brain injury, is a transient neurologic dysfunction resulting from a biomechanical force that leads to alterations in mental state. In other words.... the brain moves quickly within the skull as a result from a Fall or crash Impact from another person or object  This alters the way the brain communicates which will impacts how the concussed person thinks or acts....

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I bet most of you have tried some version of hot or cold therapy before for bone or muscular pain. Let's start with cold. There are many great benefits to using cold therapy: - Decrease circulation- which controls formation of inflammation - Decrease pain- because of decrease release of nerve conductivity, and the release of chemical mediators - Decrease muscle spasm - by decreasing muscle spindle activity So, when do I use cold therapy? Because of these great pain disrupting effects, we recommend using cold when you have an acute, or new injury. It is also recommended to use cold...

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While we are watching (and eating) from the couch, these athletes are suffering some pretty severe injuries every single week.  Here's what you need to know: - Different positions mean different injuries - QBs are susceptible to shoulder dislocations. This happens when they get hit while they are throwing the ball in the forward motion and the arm is in an extended, abducted, and externally rotated position.  - When you see lineman, they are usually wearing hard, knee braces. This is because they often suffer knee injuries from their starting position they are forced to hold play after play. MCL injuries...

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Let's Talk Hamstrings... so they'll stop talking back to you.

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