Q&A — Lindback Tore His Achilles Stretching?

You may have heard that static stretching was bad for you – – and at first glance this may seem like more proof for the ‘stretching is bad’ pudding (an NHL goalie ruptured his achilles for goodness sake!), but hold your horses. Let’s try to figure out how this could actually happen. It is always…

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You Have Just Strained Your Hip Flexor. Here’s What to do.

This will resonate with both goalies and skaters. It can happen on the ice or during your off-ice training. You make a move and ‘zoink’ you feel that pain in the front of your hip. You don’t feel pain at rest, but when you try to extend your hip – like when you walk and…

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What exactly is a High Ankle Sprain?

Well, I was thinking meniscus when I saw it. What did you think when you saw Robby Fabbri take that awkward tumble during the Canada v. Denmark game? His MCL certainly looked torqued in a big way as well, but I am not sure you can tear it with that mechanism, so I was thinking…

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This joint can cripple you (part two)

So yesterday, I gave you the scary part of damaging your wrist.  Today let’s talk about what to do if you really do have just a minor strain or a wrist that is painful when you do push ups. Here are some things you can start with and if they make it better that is…

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This ‘Silly Injury’ can cripple you (Part One)

There are some injuries that are fairly routine in hockey – strained groin, strained hip flexor; even sports hernia is a pretty com mon hockey injury.  When I hear about these, I have an idea of what the recovery will look like and 100% confidence that the player will get back. There are other injuries…

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When Being Injured Can Be Good.

My Dad had a saying – “You never know when you are being lucky”.   Typically he would say it when I was feeling anything BUT lucky.  First boyfriend dumped me?  You never know when you are being lucky kid.  Didn’t get into medical school?  You never know when you are being lucky kid. I think…

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The most common injuries in hockey players

As I was sifting through some hockey research articles over the weekend – this is when I found the sports hernia rehab case study I went over in THIS post – I came across a simple abstract that I wanted to share with you looking at the most common injuries in professional hockey players. The…

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Non-Surgical Treatment Of Sports Hernia In A Pro Hockey Player

Now I don’t want the title of this post to be misleading, it can be tough to diagnose a sports hernia without surgical observation and inspection of the tissues involved, so the report that I am about to share with you is a discussion of the methods used to return an NHL player with the…

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