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Poor Swing Mechanics, Repetitive Movements Can Lead to Golf Injuries

Many golf injuries occur due to repetitive movements Golf is one of the oldest and most traditional sports in the world. Its origin can be dated back to 15th-century Scotland, although some historians believe a form of it started as early as 1st century BC with the Romans. Most people consider golf a mild sporting activity unlike football, basketball and soccer in which there is constant physical contact with other participants. But in golf, there are significant forces acting through one's body to produce the power and accuracy required for success. In fact, many golf injuries occur due to the repetition of bending, twisting, squatting, walking, sitting and standing for 4-5 hours at a time. And that is just playing...

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Poor Hip Joint Mechanics Increase Risk of Injury in Baseball Players

In researching injuries sustained during baseball, the focus of most studies has been primarily on the shoulder and elbow, and for good reason. Baseball players are known to sustain many injuries from head to toe but due to the specific components of their sport, including overhead motions, the majority of injuries occur in the upper extremities. According to the 2007 study by Hootman et al in the Journal of Athletic Training looking at injury rates for men's college baseball from 1988-2004, 45% of all injuries were to the upper extremity and about 30% to the lower extremity.¹ Another study in 2011, by Posner et al in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, looked at Major League Baseball injuries from 2002-2008....

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HipTrac Helps Pro Basketball Player Landen Lucas

And guess what, he doesn’t have any hip problems! Landen Lucas is a former member of the University of Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Program. He graduated in 2017 and is now embarking on his professional career. After playing with the Boston Celtics in the 2017 NBA Summer League, he signed a 3-year contract with Alvark Tokyo in Japan. As a 6’10” and 240 lb. forward, Landen’s body is constantly taking a pounding. He's running up and down the floor, hitting other big bodies, diving on the ground for loose balls, taking charges, setting big screens and training intensively day in and day out. Athletes like Landen require proper rest, recovery and restoration to succeed - and to keep doing it for...

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