Why Train FAST In The Summer?

If you (or your child) are getting burnt out and injured playing and practicing for just one sport, stop and read on. Besides the obvious overuse injuries, there are many benefits for young athletes to take a break from their sport of choice and participate in other activities through the year. As...

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What is a Trigger Point?

Hint: It has nothing to do with a gun. A trigger point usually consists of a small band of muscle which feels knotty. It is sometimes painful when touched, but the pain is often referred to another area of the body. A trigger point in the shoulder, for example, might cause a headache. What causes...

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The Danger of Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke in Children

It's hard enough as an adult to regulate body temperature and water consumption in the hot Arizona sun. With kids, it's even more critical! With the arrival of summer in Arizona one thing comes to mind HEAT!  As children get out school and start summertime activities it is important to guard...

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What is Functional Movement?

Every few years it seems there are buzz words in the fitness industry that gain popularity. Lately it’s the phrase “functional movement”. Although this is certainly nothing new in the arena of physical therapy, it has caught-on in mainstream exercise classes around the country.  The question is…...

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The Importance of Recovery

With recent shows like “The Biggest Loser,” programs like P90X and in Arizona year-round baseball for kids, Americans are inundated with the message that more is better when it comes to sports and fitness. We are told that the harder, longer and more often we work out the better we are going to...

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