Cold Weather Training Advice for Athletes

Cold Weather Training Advice for Athletes

There are a lot of major advantages to training in cold weather. For one, many people experience a seasonal depression or "cabin fever" in the cold, winter months. Regular exercise and exposure to the sun are two excellent ways to combat those negative emotional feelings and keep up your body's energy levels. To get the best benefit from outdoor training...

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Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Techniques Improve Hamstring Flexibility Better Than Static Stretching Alone: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy

Tight hamstrings contribute to inefficiency of movement and increased risk for injury. Static stretching is the most common intervention for this problem, but the use of alternatives like instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization is increasing among clinicians.

Study Suggests More Integration Of Massage For Cancer Patients Needed
Massage Magazine

In June, the American Society of Clinical Oncology endorsed an evidence-based guideline created by the Society for Integrative Oncology that recommends complementary therapies, including massage therapy, for cancer patients. However, a recent study found a lack of integration when it comes to massage therapy and outpatient cancer care.

The symptomatic and functional effects of manual physical therapy on plantar heel pain: a systematic review

The symptomatic and functional effects of manual physical therapy on plantar heel pain: a systematic review
Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy

Plantar heel pain is common and can be severely disabling. Annually, roughly two million patients spend $284 million on the evaluation and treatment of plantar heel pain in the United States. Nearly 10% of the population will suffer from plantar heel pain at some time in their life. There...

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The Comparison of Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization and Self-Stretch Measures to Increase Shoulder Range of Motion in Overhead Athletes: A Critically Appraised Topic
Human Kinetics Journals

Shoulder range of motion (ROM) in throwing athletes relies on balance of mobility and stability to maintain proper function and health that, if disrupted, can lead to shoulder injury. In overhead athletes who have deficient shoulder ROM, is instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization more effective at acutely increasing ROM over the course of a patient's treatment when compared with self-stretching?

Instrument-assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Improves Physical Performance of Young Male Soccer Players
International Journal of Sports Medicine

This study aimed to examine the effects of a rehabilitation exercise combined with instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization on the isokinetic power, muscle fatigue, and fitness of soccer players.

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