Be the Driver to a Speedy Recovery 

BE THE DRIVER TO A SPEEDY RECOVERY The weekend beach volleyball tournament that was going to give you months of bragging rights has landed you in your current predicament – the recovery room after an ACL replacement. Groggy from the anesthesia, you nod complacently as a girl in head to toe blue and a mask […]

Lumbar Hyperextension Injury in Young Athletes

LUMBAR HYPEREXTENSION INJURY IN YOUNG ATHLETES by Alyssa Kendrick, OMSII, RN Hyperextension Injury of the Lumbar Spine:  What is it? What do Olympic gymnasts, world champion rowers, and NFL linemen all have in common? Without a doubt, they are all elite athletes working extremely hard to master their craft, but they are also all individuals who […]

Effects of Stress on your Neurological Health

EFFECTS OF STRESS ON YOUR NEUROLOGICAL HEALTH by Hannah Trent (Lyons), OMSII There are many ways that stress can impact your body, including your brain. Stress is defined as the “brain’s response to any demand” by the National Institute of Mental Health [1]. This means that not all stress is bad, it is just a […]

Injections in the Knee for Osteoarthritis

INJECTIONS IN THE KNEE FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS by Jill Blacksten, OMSII Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that occurs when protective cartilage on the end of bones begins to wear down. The most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis, generally affects joints such as knees. When treating osteoarthritis in knees, injections can be used to relieve pain and decrease inflammation. It […]