Compression Socks

Do they help to reduce muscle soreness or improve return blood flow after running? Compression stockings are a popular clothing item for endurance athletics including running, cycling and triathlon athletes. Runners often wear them on the legs during running training and competition or after a race. The belief with the use of [...]

By | 2017-09-05T06:31:25+00:00 August 6th, 2015|Articles, Sports|

Stretching: Methods and Guidelines

Tissues can become tight or stiff from an activity or with prolonged positioning, possibly leading to pain or difficulty performing simple tasks such as reaching overhead. Stretching is important to maintain flexibility of these tissues, increase joint range, and prevent loss of motion. For an illustrated guide...

By | 2017-09-05T06:36:35+00:00 July 16th, 2015|Articles, Sports|

Knee Injuries: The ACL

ACL injuries are common amongst high school and collegiate athletes in high risk sports, ranging from sprains to complete ruptures. They generally occur during activities including changing direction while running, coming to an abrupt stop, improper landing upon jumping, and collisions during contact sports.

By | 2017-09-05T06:40:59+00:00 June 9th, 2015|Articles, Sports, Women's Health|

No Pain, No Gain

Is “no pain, no gain” a good approach to exercise? When experiencing discomfort during exercise, there is a difference between muscle soreness and pain. Most people believe that muscle soreness is due to a buildup of lactic acid within the muscles but it actually develops from the repair process in response to tiny muscle fiber breakdown, or small tears, during a workout1.

By | 2017-09-05T06:47:15+00:00 March 15th, 2015|Articles, Sports|

AlterG: The Game-Changer

Joint pain? Back pain? Want to run but it puts strain on your knees? We are excited to introduce a revolutionary new machine that is advancing a patient’s ability to progress towards their goals and enhance their quality of life. In the short time it has been at our Lynden, WA facility we have already [...]

By | 2017-06-18T12:11:28+00:00 February 24th, 2015|Articles, Bellingham, Lynden, Sports|