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Combining the Athlete and the Wheelchair

Combining the Athlete and the Wheelchair

The process of combining the athlete and the wheelchair into a sport system varies depending on the specific sport. However, some general principles can be applied with regard to fitting the wheelchair itself. Additionally, there are some specific performance considerations for racing wheelchairs and court chairs. read more
Finding and Maintaining Passion in Your Players

Finding and Maintaining Passion in Your Players

I was sitting at a softball field recently, recruiting and taking in a travel ball game. Truthfully, I was not seeing the best talent, and I was not properly equipped for the cold and wind. It was not one of my best days. read more
Ankle and Foot Injuries in Dancers

Ankle and Foot Injuries in Dancers

Very large forces are generated and absorbed in the ankle - foot complex in dance. For example, ankle joint compression forces have been calculated to reach 5 times body weight during walking and 9 to 13 times body weight during running (Hamill and Knutzen, 2009). read more
How you should measure the effectiveness of your sustainability initiatives

How you should measure the effectiveness of your sustainability initiatives

As you build your operating practices, consider how you will measure the effectiveness of your sustainability initiatives. read more
Addressing mental health issues in the athlete

Addressing mental health issues in the athlete

Everyone has symptoms of some type of mental health issue at some time in life when one or several stressors overwhelm the person’s ability to self-regulate or repair. The symptoms are usually, and arbitrarily, labeled either physical or mental. read more
How to identify celiac disease

How to identify celiac disease

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects the gastrointestinal tract and is thought to be triggered by dietary gluten in affected individuals. The disease is characterized by chronic inflammation of the small intestinal mucosa, which leads to atrophy of the small intestinal villi and subsequent malabsorption (Pelkowski and Viera 2014). read more
Causes of Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes

Causes of Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes

Death by sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a rare event in the young athlete. In the United States, elite athletes are viewed as near invincible because of their incredible physical feats. read more
Identifying Exercise-Induced Bronchospasm

Identifying Exercise-Induced Bronchospasm

The terms EIA and EIB are often used interchangeably, but EIB specifically denotes the reduction in lung function that occurs after a standardized exercise test (Carver 2009). More recently, the term exercise-induced bronchoconstriction has been introduced as actual spasm of the airways does not always occur. read more
Amy Hastings’ Flow Moment

Amy Hastings’ Flow Moment

Some days, the universe seems to throw it all at you. Sweltering temperatures with no shade and no heat acclimatization because it’s mid-February? Check. A repetitive, uninspiring urban course through the middle of a concrete jungle? Ditto. read more
Long-Term Memory

Long-Term Memory

The long-term memory is responsible for permanently accumulating or storing information. In particular, it stores what can be recalled about how to do activities including motor skills, personal past events, and universal or general knowledge. read more
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