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Unraveling the Myths of Injury Prevention in Youth Sports

Youth sports play a crucial role in the physical, mental, and social development of children. However, with the increasing emphasis on competition and specialization, the risk of injuries has become a growing concern for parents, coaches, and young athletes alike. In the pursuit of injury prevention, several myths have emerged that may inadvertently hinder the …

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Boost Your Performance with Strength Training for Runners

Boost Your Performance with Strength Training for Runners Importance Of Strength Training For Runners While running primarily targets cardiovascular endurance, neglecting strength training can hinder overall performance, especially for the endurance athlete. Strength training for runners enhances muscular strength, joint stability, and resilience, contributing to a well-rounded runner’s physique. In this blog, we will unravel …

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Recovery Techniques: How Sports Physical Therapy Aids in Healing

Recovery Techniques: How Sports Physical Therapy Aids in Healing Introduction Sports physical therapy is a crucial aspect of athletes’ well-being, playing a pivotal role in their overall performance and recovery. This article aims to provide a comprehensive guide to sports physical therapy, covering its significance, techniques, aids, and preventive measures for sports-related injuries. Understanding Sports …

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Striding Strong: Mastering the Art of Recovery After Every Run

Striding Strong: Mastering the Art of Recovery After Every Run Heading out for a run? Chances are that you’ve considered the route, the distance, the goal, your gear, and MAYBE even your warm-up, but do you know how to get the most out of your runs after you stop running? In this post, we shift …

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Play Longer, Perform Better, Reduce the Risk of Injury with Youth Sports Performance Training

  Chances are that you know, have, or were a youth athlete. Chances also are that you know, have, or were a youth athlete that got injured while playing youth sports. The American College of Sports Medicine’s statement on Youth Strength Training says: The goal of youth strength training should be to improve the musculoskeletal …

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Golf Personal Trainer: Take Your Game to the Next Level

Introduction Golf, a sport celebrated for its precision and technique, extends beyond mastering swings and putts. The role of fitness in enhancing golf performance has gained significant recognition. In this article, we explore the pivotal role of a golf personal trainer in transforming your game. Get ready to explore how these fitness professionals can transform …

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A Day in the Life of Dr. Ryan

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to own your own PT Clinic and Performance Facility? Well, this week Dr. Ryan takes us through what a typical 13 hour day can look like including: General admin duties Running our Game Changers Foundation Getting up early for personal training clients Serving our long-standing PT clients Working …

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Increase Endurance Using Athletic Performance Training

Introduction Athletic performance training is a journey that every sports enthusiast embarks on to push their limits and achieve new milestones. One key aspect that plays a pivotal role in this journey is endurance. Explore how athlete physical therapy, integrated into your personalized endurance training program, can optimize your training and prevent injuries in the …

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Add Flexibility For Golf In 4 weeks (Part 5) – Shoulder Mobility!

Shoulder Mobility Is Critical For Golfers The shoulder often feels pain first when there’s a problem with someone’s swing; aside from lower back pain, this is one of the most common areas to have soreness and limitation within a golf swing. The hard part is that shoulder pain is sometimes not felt directly in the …

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8 Benefits of Sports Performance Training

In the quest for physical fitness and athletic excellence, individuals often turn to sports performance training to enhance their skills and achieve their goals. If you’re interested in learning more about sports performance training, you can check our resource here.    Whether you’re a professional athlete or simply enjoy recreational sports, engaging in sports performance …

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Runner’s Evaluation

ALL Runner’s Need a Runner’s Evaluation

You may have clicked on this blog because you’re a new runner or maybe you clicked because you’re an experienced runner and you’re hoping to find some way to discredit or argue against the title of this article. Either way, WELCOME; You’re in the right place. What is a Runner’s Evaluation? At Change the Game …

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The Effects of Youth Strength Training

The Effects of Youth Strength Training

Many parents are aware of the benefits of physical activity for their youth. Normal growth and development can be enhanced through regular and age-appropriate physical activities which will also benefit the psychosocial well-being of adolescents. However, much of that physical activity is focused on cardiovascular or sport specific team activities. An often overlooked component in …

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The #1 Thing Missing In Physical Therapy And Sports Performance

  If you’re reading this it’s probably because you’re dealing with pain or injury right now, or at least you have in the past. We’ve all been there and lived the frustrations of not being able to continue the sport or activity we love.   Four years ago Change The Game Performance Therapy was born …

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Add Flexibility For Golf In 4 weeks (Part 4) – Neck Mobility!

Neck Mobility Creates A Lot of Headaches For A Lot of Golfers The neck is one of the most under-looked places – or in other words, it’s forgotten about by most golfers unless they’re presently having neck pain or a kink in the neck. Limited neck rotation can create many problems for the average golfer …

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Enhance Performance Training with Physical Therapy Services

Are you an athlete looking to take your performance to the next level? Or perhaps you’re an active individual seeking to overcome an injury and get back in the game? In both cases, physical therapy services can be your secret weapon for success. This blog post aims to explore the incredible benefits of incorporating physical …

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I’ve Signed Up for my First Triathlon…Now What? – Part Three

If you’re registered for or just thinking about attempting a triathlon, you’re already familiar with the swim, bike, run format. But for most new triathletes, the question becomes, “How do I train for this?” followed quickly by, “What takes precedent in training?” In this three part series blog we will provide you with some basics …

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Add Flexibility For Golf In 4 Weeks (part 2) – Hip Mobility!

Hip Mobility is the #1 Problem for Most Golfers Ever felt you’ve had a hard time getting “loaded” in your backswing, into your trail hip, and then difficulty with making the transition to your lead side during your downswing? This transition really should start occurring right before the downswing begins with the club – but …

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Physical Therapy, Change The Game Performance Therapy

If you are looking for physical therapy wilmington, look no further than Change the game performance therapy. Our skilled physical therapists offer a comprehensive range of treatments and services to address various medical conditions sustained from athletic training; from sports and orthopedic injuries to balance and vestibular disorders, our experienced physicians utilize their expertise to …

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I’ve Signed Up For My First Triathlon…now What? Part Two

If you’re registered for or just thinking about attempting a triathlon, you’re already familiar with the swim, bike, run format. But for most new triathletes, the question becomes, “How do I train for this?” followed quickly by, “What takes precedent in training?” In this three part series blog we will provide you with some basics …

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How To Identify An Athlete With A Concussion

Prevention of concussions is extremely important in sports, but even with careful planning and training, they can still happen. Early detection of concussions is key to prevent lasting effects from the injury. Many people associate concussions with loss of consciousness, vomiting, memory loss, and difficulty balancing. While these are all common signs with concussions, there …

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The Best Athlete Is Not The One That Lifts The Most Weight

Improving athletic performance is not solely dependent on weightlifting, but rather on developing POWER through exercises that improve explosive movements, such as plyometrics, sprint drills, and agility training. There are many power lifting gyms out there that focus on training for max strength, but maximum strength is not the same as power and it’s not …

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I’ve Signed Up For My First Triathlon…Now What?

If you’re registered for or just thinking about attempting a triathlon, you’re already familiar with the swim, bike, run format. But for most new triathletes, the question becomes, “How do I train for this?” followed quickly by, “What takes precedent in training?” In this three part series blog we will provide you with some basics …

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Trail Running: Where Every Stick Is A Snake Until Proven Otherwise

Trail running is a unique part of the sport. Athletes can compete in a variety of competitions and still be considered trail running. Some of the most common race categories/distances according to the International Trail Racing Association include:   Vertical 10kms Half marathon Marathon 50kms 50miles (80kms) 100kms 100miles (166kms) Endurance (beyond 100miles) Trail running …

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How To Increase Your Swing Speed Quickly For Golf, Without Pain Or Risk Of Getting Injured

Speed is a greatly desired thing that most golfers want more of – though I have found that many may not readily admit it. For some it’s hard to admit they’ve lost distance over the years (I’ll tell you later on in this article how to GAIN this back – and quickly). There is no …

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Gain A Competitive Edge With Golf strength Training

Strength and Power Input for Golfers For golfers at any training level, there is a high level of muscle activation from both the upper and lower extremities at the various phases of their swing. Golfers can produce higher levels of rotational power with an increased level of muscular strength. These levels of strength can attribute …

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Summer Is Heating Up: Hydration Tips For Endurance Athletes

Summer is just around the corner and we’re all looking forward to longer, warmer days. But along with the summer sunshine comes the heat… and the sweaty workouts!   If you’re training or running in the heat, staying hydrated is imperative. But with so many sports drinks on the market, you may be wondering which …

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Discover Why Your Golf Swing Isn’t Getting Better & You’re Losing Distance

Want to know a secret to adding distance and lowering your scores?   Are you going to the gym with a clear plan of how to get results while feeling great?   If not, then know that doing nothing will not maintain what you have … the way to maintain actually requires you to put …

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Rest Or Reps? Is Your Training Mindset Pushing You Closer To Injury?

“In a society that glorifies grinding, short-term gains and pushing to extremes, it takes guts to rest.” – Brad Stulberg     Hit snooze? Or drag yourself out of bed for that workout?   Rest or reps? We all know that to accomplish our health and fitness goals, we’ll need to make sacrifices from time …

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Balancing Strength Training And Endurance Training

How Is Strength Training Included In My Training Without Hindering My Run Or Bike Performance? Strength training is beginning to find its place within the training protocols of more and more endurance athletes. The next question that needs to be answered is strength training implemented within a training cycle to be most beneficial to endurance …

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Why Is Strength Training Important For Endurance Athletes?

Strength Training For Endurance Athletes Strength and conditioning is critical for success in any sport. Training needs to be developed to meet the unique demands of your specific sport and strength training can maintain and improve muscle strength, muscular endurance, and balance, prevent injury, improve recovery time, optimize biomechanics, and maximize power. Many endurance athletes …

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More Speed & Power For Golf – Improve Your Golf Game With Golf Physical Therapy & Sports Performance

Have You Tried To Increase Your Clubhead Speed To Increase Your Distance Off The Tee?   Have you tried overspeed training or power training exercises to get you there?   What if your body can’t physically take the demands you’re asking from it?     If you find yourself working with your swing coach and …

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Keys To Being Injury Free, Stronger, More Resilient In 2022 – Physical Therapy And Strength Training

Here are a few tips for learning how to have a successful off-season! 👇   Get strong. Be smart with how you’re getting strong so you don’t get injured. Don’t focus too much on passive stretching – while this can be helpful, this is not going to be the answer for any athlete. Stretching alone …

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Metabolic Testing: What You Really Need To Know (copy)

by Sara Stover When you think about cardio-metabolic testing, you might envision Lance Armstrong spinning away on a time-trial bike in a high-tech lab, while hooked up to a beeping machine that spits out data only a rocket scientist could translate. Although pro cyclists do undergo metabolic testing, the process itself is far less intimidating …

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