[embed]https://youtu.be/KO8z3IZXxlE[/embed] Could  low iron levels explain why you are struggling to finish hard workouts? Is there a ferritin level that will make your run faster? Unsure about how to answer these questions? Not even certain what the term ferritin means? No worries- click on the above video and read on...

Making plans for your child to attend summer camps for sports or a summer dance intensive? Many kids take the "Summertime, and the living is easy" route from a popular song. No worries about school, homework, projects or tests. Several other  young people test themselves over the summer...

Sports physicals offer golden opportunities to share information and listen to young patients. Sure, they frequently are viewed by parents and young athletes as more annoyance than necessity. It’s easy for sports physicals to turn into automatic answers to a list of questions. Those long checklists on sports...

Question on Sports Nutrition My son loves playing sports, but I want to make sure he is maintaining good sports nutrition. How can I make sure he is as healthy as possible in his eating and drinking? Trying to figure out if your young athlete needs iron...

An Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tear is one of the most feared injuries in sports. Thanks to Chris Phillips, ATC, CSCS of Compete Sports Performance and Rehab for sharing 3 favorite exercises to help prevent ACL tears. Surprising to many, more ACL tears take place without contact. These...

  Great to have master physical therapist Ziad Dahdul DPT, OCS back to share his thoughts on preventing kids shoulder pain. Ziad writes on kids shoulder pain as an orthopedic physical therapist and owner of Ignite Phyzio & Sports Performance, serving Orange and Los Angeles Counties. He...

Young athletes can be bombarded with many performance enhancing supplements that claim to build strength and assist in recovery. Use of some supplements can be clouded by lack of true scientific support, side effects, and financial cost. Like athletes have found for centuries, the quest for better...

March is not just known for the Madness, but also as the National Athletic Training Month. Listen below to Dr. Koutures speaking on poignant examples of how Athletic Trainers Provide Compassionate Care for All! [embed]https://youtu.be/0uY8R5NRzU4[/embed] Thank you to Alicia Pennington, ATC of ATvantage Athletic Training for allowing me to...

Dance discomfort- comes with the territory of doing the usual hard work on the dance floor. Muscles hurt, toes feel cramps, the back is sore. Then there is the mental discomfort- am I jumping as high, as often, as well as I could be? These are common, everyday...

I often hear teenagers and families asking about protein to help build muscle. Damaged muscles occur during exercise, and protein is an essential muscle component that can help with repair and rebuilding. Every day, athletic teens need 1.2-1.5 grams per kilogram of weight. Lower amount is for endurance athletes,...