Spring acclimation tips for tennis athletes – Essential Tennis

cATalyzing ATs is excited to feature a guest blog by Ian Westermann, founder of www.EssentialTennis.com!  Ian and I first crossed paths In 2011 when we made a series of injury prevention videos together.  Ian’s product has gone on to become one of the top tennis online instruction sites internationally (featured in Forbes Magazine).  The principles behind …

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ACL rehab and return to play protocol: My approach

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction rehabilitation: what’s your stance?  There are tons of different protocols and guidelines out there, and I recognize and respect that there are lots of successful approaches.   As part 3 of my series (in case you missed, here’s part 1 and part 2) on the ACL, I’m sharing my personal perspective and experience …

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The ACL: Much more than “just a ligament”

Welcome to part two of my three-part series dedicated to understanding the recovery from ACL injury.  In part one, we heard from Veronica and Melinda about their experiences and challenges (physically, mentally, and emotionally).  Now, I’m going to share the experiences of two more people who both dealt with multiple ACL tear episodes, using different …

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Ankle sprains. Yea, they suck. Unless you manage them properly!

Ankle sprains are probably the most common orthopedic injury (according to the Cleveland Clinic, they account for 15% of all athletic injuries).  I estimate that I have probably managed anywhere from 200-300 ankle injuries during the first 12 years of my career.  On the flip-side, personally speaking, I am the poster-child for chronic ankle instability. …

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Does Corrective Exercise belong in the fitness world? YES!

This week we have another guest blog by my brother from another mother, Jeff Buxton, MS, NASM-PES, FMS, ACE-CPT.  Knowing Jeff since 2002 from our days at PSU, he is a highly effective fitness and wellness professional, an emotionally intelligent leader, and an insightful resource for all health and wellness professionals he collaborates with. With …

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