With the temperate autumn days here, Vermonters may be enjoying their running training. Some of us, however, may experience a series of diagnoses generically called “chronic lower leg pain.” These problems can occur with any amount of overuse through impact exercise and often can be seen in young athletes when they return to running in the fall. […]

Muscle pulls, or more accurately strains, are the most common injury sustained in sports. A muscle strain typically occurs suddenly with rapid onset of pain. Most often, the mechanism is a rapid contraction of the muscle group while it is getting longer. A very common occurrence is a hamstring strain that happens when the leg […]

Even here in Vermont, heat-related illness can be a major issue for athletes. Consequences range from decreased performance to death. In fact, heat stroke is the third leading cause of death in athletes after cardiac disorders and cervical spine trauma. It is important to recognize and treat heat illness before major complications arise. Equally important […]

This article was first published in Vermont Sports Magazine.  Having trouble breathing? It could be allergies, asthma or EIB. And each has a different treatment. If you’re like me, you’re welcoming the warm weather and looking forward to a long summer. But if you are one of the many folks who suffer from asthma or allergies, […]

The spinal cord is the body’s communication superhighway, providing a high-speed connection to and from the command center in our brain. Every organ, muscle, bone, tendon, skin cell, etc. is tied in to this highway through a vast network of nerves that direct movement, carry out reflexes, and report pain, temperature, and that annoying itch […]

In the past, generalizing in multiple sports was a prized endeavor, like earning three varsity letters in three different sports, or participating in the heptathlon. Nowadays, there is a trend for early specialization in a single sport or even a single position. We see year-round participation in baseball, soccer, basketball, and hockey. Athletes like Michael […]