Sports Medicine

Gain an Advantage By Limiting Certain Carbohydrates

    It happens. More than you would think.  Strenuous on court activity triggers cramping, bloating, gas and diarrhea. It’s not only embarrassing, but it can affect your tennis game. It's not like you can just drop your racquet between points and head for the closest bathroom!!   The phenomenon, sometimes referred to as ‘runners’ trots’ occurs in 30-70% of…

Preventing injuries with good nutrition

Too often athletes see nutrition as the science of supplements, “pills and powders instead of real food.” But nutrition is more than how many scoops of protein powder you dump into your post-workout shake; it’s everything you drink, eat (or don’t drink and eat) to fuel your body. Proper nutrition primes your body for peak performance and helps prevent injury.…

Everything you wanted to know about girls and weightlifting

Everything you wanted to know about kids and weightlifting   by Dr. Erin Boynton   The medical community hasn’t always thought weightlifting is safe for kids. In the 80’s and 90’s, anecdotes of serious accidents and fears of growth plate injuries gave way to a consensus amongst doctors, parents, and coaches that the risks of weightlifting far outweighed the benefits.…

Should girls under 14 lift weights?

  Before I can answer, I first need to rephrase the question. Girls develop physically at different times and rates, and at 14 there’s wide variability in girls’ bodies—some are already menstruating and fully grown, and others still have a long way to go. The crucial variable here isn’t age, it’s physical development. So the question we should be asking…

3 Very Common Injuries in Women’s Tennis

Injures are every players nightmare. Time off the court is not only a loss of potentials earning but its also that match toughness and confidence that players really depend on. In a study of high level tennis players it was found that the lower extremity is the most commonly injured followed by the upper extremity and then the trunk. The…

The Three R’s

It’s impossible to live life without developing wear and tear in our musculoskeletal system. And while rest is crucial in resolving microinjuries and remodelling our bones and soft tissue, rest alone isn't always enough. Sometimes, like when there’s too much tension trapped in our soft tissue or one of our muscles isn’t firing properly, the body needs our help to…

6 ways to ease delayed onset muscle soreness

If you’ve ever hit the gym really hard or played a particularly excruciating game of tennis, you’ve probably suffered through this nasty workout hangover. Delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS if you want to impress your meathead friends, is the muscular pain, stiffness, and soreness you feel 24-48 hours after you worked them, and can last up to ten days.…