Injury & Prevention

Implementing Prehabilitation Techniques for Improved Injury Prevention in Athletes

2024-03-25T18:40:29-06:00March 25th, 2024|Articles, Injury & Prevention|

For athletes striving for peak performance, staying injury-free is crucial. Despite numerous advancements in sports medicine and physical therapy, injuries can still bring even the most dedicated athletes to a halt. To minimize the risk of setbacks and reduced performance, many sports rehabilitation professionals emphasize the importance of prehabilitation — a proactive approach that focuses [...]

The Role of Nutrition in Sports Performance and Injury Prevention for Athletes

2024-02-16T01:45:14-07:00February 16th, 2024|General Health, Injury & Prevention|

The journey toward athletic excellence requires a comprehensive approach to training, recovery, and injury prevention. Elite athletes and active individuals in Boise, Idaho, must not only focus on honing their skills, seeking guidance in sports rehabilitation, and investing in proper training equipment but also pay close attention to their nutritional intake. Nutrition plays a crucial [...]

Strengthening Techniques for Shoulder Injury Prevention in Overhead Athletes

2024-02-01T09:02:49-07:00February 1st, 2024|Articles, Injury & Prevention|

Overhead athletes, such as swimmers, volleyball players, baseball pitchers, and tennis players, place unique and demanding stresses on their shoulder joints during training and competition. This constant strain on the shoulder joint can, over time, lead to a variety of injuries, including rotator cuff tears, impingements, and shoulder instability. As sports medicine professionals, our mission [...]

Best Practices for Injury Prevention for Running Enthusiasts

2024-01-25T17:51:03-07:00January 25th, 2024|Articles, Injury & Prevention|

For many elite athletes and active Idahoans, running is more than just a form of exercise; it's a passion and an essential part of their lifestyle. The numerous health benefits of running, including cardiovascular fitness, stress relief, and overall mood enhancement, make it an attractive pursuit for people of all ages and athletic backgrounds. However, [...]

Stay Safe on Bogus Basin’s Ski Trails: Essential Skiing Tips

2023-11-28T08:31:37-07:00November 28th, 2023|Injury & Prevention, Physical Therapy|

Skiing and snowboarding are exhilarating winter sports that attract many adventure seekers to the slopes of Bogus Basin in Boise, Idaho. However, as with any physical activity, there is always a risk of injury. As a Boise Idaho physical therapy clinic, Idaho Sports Medicine Institute has seen firsthand the impact that skiing and snowboarding injuries [...]

Ankle Injuries in Dancers: A Closer Look

2023-10-20T11:02:03-06:00October 20th, 2023|Injury & Prevention|

Graceful, expressive, and skillful. These are words synonymous with the world of dance. But beneath the beauty of pirouettes and grand jetés lies a hidden concern - ankle injuries. Each twirl and landing can place a tremendous amount of stress on the dancer's foot, rendering dancers especially susceptible to myriad foot ailments. Keep your footwork [...]

Partial Rotator Cuff Tears: Diagnosis and Treatment

2023-08-22T12:28:19-06:00August 22nd, 2023|Injury & Prevention|

Shoulder health is an integral aspect of maintaining an active and fulfilling lifestyle. Whether you're an avid athlete, a fitness enthusiast, or simply someone navigating the journey of aging, understanding the intricacies of shoulder injuries is crucial. One such condition that warrants attention is the partial rotator cuff tear – a phenomenon that can arise [...]

Learn About the Most Common Basketball Injury Among Players

2023-03-13T11:56:01-06:00December 16th, 2022|Injury & Prevention, Sport Injury|

When Americans think of high-injury sports, they may think of football, rugby, or boxing. But according to data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS), in 2021, the most injuries that landed Americans in the emergency room were actually from basketball! Because basketball is a contact sport with complex movements, players are at risk [...]

Learn How To Foster Muscle Recovery After Exercise

2023-03-13T11:58:03-06:00October 26th, 2022|Health and Wellness, Injury & Prevention|

Regularly exercising allows you to strengthen different muscle groups and improve cardiovascular health. But sometimes, people who regularly exercise forget that muscle recovery allows you to reap the benefits of why your exercise in the first place: maintaining or increasing muscle mass, boosting brain function, and strengthening your body. We’ll explore why muscle recovery matters [...]

Spinal Cord Injury in Mountain Biking: What’s the Risk?

2022-07-05T12:06:41-06:00May 6th, 2022|Injury & Prevention, Sport Injury, Sports & Fitness|

Many people are interested in mountain biking but are hesitant to try for fear of catastrophic injury. Spinal cord injuries with subsequent paralysis are among the most debilitating injuries someone can obtain, and they do occur in mountain biking. Mountain biking is still a relatively new sport that has gained a global following since the [...]

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