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July 31
by Tammy Guinan
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Where has the Summer Gone??

Since this week is championships, it’s a taper week for practice. It’s a little lighter with some race pace stuff but it’s a fairly laid back practice week We had a “breakfast of champions” at practice Wednesday. It was so cool! Continue reading

April 15
by Dr. Misty Senz
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Keep Your Young Athlete Healthy and Fit

It is April, the time of year when your children are starting to play spring sports. Playing outdoors brings a lot of enjoyment for children and parents, especially after a few months of indoor winter activity. As a result, exercise levels tend to increase and often times, injuries appear. Injuries to children’s spines are not unique to contact sports like football, soccer, or martial arts, though they are also seen in non-contact sports like swimming.

As more and more kids are becoming involved in sporting activities, many parents (and their children) could be overlooking the importance of proper nutrition and body conditioning needed for preventing injuries both on and off the playing field. Most sports provide a very positive experience for children, though if not properly prepared, playing any sport can turn into a bad experience. Continue reading