The most common symptom of a concussion is a headache. These injuries can affect many other body systems, however, causing other symptoms and sometimes leading to prolonged recovery (and time lost from sports). Read more below.
As athletes continue to push the boundaries of their bodies with training, recovery becomes even more important. Why? To reduce fatigue and enhance athletic performance. In theory, if you can recover faster, you can train harder (or more often). But, unfortunately recovery is complex. There’s no one way to do it effectively. This is because it depends on a LOT … Read More
One of the reasons I started CLE Sports PT & Performance was to work with athletes in their own element. I’ve always felt it provided a more complete recovery and return to their sport. The literature shows that “on-field rehab” does just that. ACL injury. management, done in this manner, has been shown to be associated with: superior muscle strength … Read More
Cadence has been “a thing” in the running community for a few years now. Among all things tech-lovers, data junkies, or sports science nerds like myself can track, this is one that can be easily monitored on a Garmin or other GPS device. (And for all of my fellow sports science people, this 2016 study showed that using a … Read More
Ketogenic and Paleo eating plans are the trendy diets right now, especially among active people. Because of that, “carb” has become a dirty word. I can’t tell you how many endurance athletes I work with that have put themselves on low carb diets. (Spoiler alert- training rarely goes well after that). Before we get too far, I need to say … Read More
Grilling dinner is one of the things that we dream about during long Cleveland winters. We’ve even been known to fire our Weber back up on some February nights (“It’s above 30 today? PERFECT! Let’s grill some pizza!”). Now that it’s summer, we’re using our grill almost every weekend. Veg, pizza, protein….you name it and we’ve probably tried to … Read More
Which are you… The person who never stops training? The one who tries to outwork the competition? Or the person constantly looking for a way to hack the system? (The one taking a break from Tim Ferriss’ 4 Hour Body to read this post?) Which is better? Or, from a health perspective, which increases injury risk? Overtraining or undertraining? … Read More
I. LOVE. Veggie. Burgers. Not the fake burger patties in the freezer section of the grocery store (blech). A REAL veggie burger. Made out of actual vegetables. And flavor. This is my new favorite version. Black beans, corn, and carrots with a generous helping of fresh cilantro, garlic, and spices. Plus a refreshing chili lime … Read More