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Watch these informative sports medicine videos to learn more about the ways to perform at your best.

 

 

Sports Medicine Articles to Help Athletes Achieve Their Goals

Sports Physicals - May/June 2018

We are offering sports physicals to students of any middle schools, high schools or school districts that partner with OhioHealth during May/June 2018. These physicals are station-based physical exams administered by athletic trainers and fellowship-trained sports medicine team physicians. They are meant for athletes with relatively "clean" medical histories, and they are used to screen for and detect medical or physical conditions that may put the student athlete at risk for future problems. Any athlete who is currently under the care of their PCP for a medical condition/injury/illness or those with previously diagnosed medical conditions/injuries/illnesses, especially cardiac conditions that might preclude or limit participation in sports, is advised to get the medical exam from their PCPs.

Click on your region below to download a PDF of date and time available in your area.

Sports Physical Schedule – Northern Ohio (May 2018)

Sports Physical Schedule – Central Ohio including Marion (May/June 2018)

Sports Physical Schedule – Southern Ohio (May 2018)

Running

Dr. Bright's Race Day Tips: Dr. Darrin Bright provides great advice for all runners on race day about what to do before, during and immediately after a race.

Training Schedules: These beginner/intermediate run/walk training schedules can help you prepare for a 5K, quarter marathon or half marathon. The 5K schedule is perfect to start training for your first race. The quarter marathon schedule is designed for those who are currently training 1-2 miles, 3 times a week, preferably athletes who have been training for 6 months or more. The half marathon schedule is designed for those who are currently training 2 miles, 3 times a week, preferably athletes who have been training for 1 year or more.

Barefoot Running: Determine if barefoot running is right for you and advice for transitioning to avoid injuries.

Sever’s Disease: The most common cause of heel pain in children who play sports could be Sever’s Disease. Learn about the causes, signs, symptoms and how it should be treated in young athletes.

Gearing Up For Winter Weather Running: Winter weather comes with dropping temperatures, wind, sleet, and snow. Finding the motivation to run in winter weather can be a challenge, but with the proper layers, you'll be prepared for running strong when the temperature drops.

Plantar Fasciitis: The most common cause of heel pain in active adults could be Plantar Fasciitis. Learn about the causes, signs, symptoms and how relieve heel pain.

Foam Rolling: Learn the best foam rolling techniques for recovery from strenuous workouts.

Dynamic Stretching: Stretching is vital to preventing injury during a workout. Learn how to incorporate dynamic stretching into your routine to maximize your workout.

Patella Femoral Syndrome (Runner's Knee): Learn about symptoms, potential causes and the treatment and future prevention of Runner's Knee.

Healthy Eating: Food for thought. Let’s get back to the basics. Better food behavior starts with basic nutrition and healthful habits.

Nutrition

Top 5 Recovery FoodsFor best muscle recovery, choose good sources of carbohydrates, protein and fluids within 30 minutes of a workout.

Healthy EatingFood for thought: Let’s get back to the basics. Better food behavior starts with basic nutrition and healthful habits.

Train, Eat & CompeteMix up your meals during training to kick-start your competition. Your body needs a variety of fuels, before during and after strenuous workout activities.

Hydration Tips for Student AthletesDehydration can increase effort, heart rate and the risk of overheating. Learn how best to stay hydrated before, during and after activity.

Youth Tournament NutritionTrain with the fuel you need to bring home first place. Get advice on the best food and fluids for before, during and after any competition.

Snacks for Student AthletesCarbs, protein and lots of control. Fuel your athlete with smart choices and healthful snacks to keep them in the game.

Healthy Weight for Student AthletesStudent athletes need to maintain a healthy weight for optimal sports performance. Learn tips on how to successfully gain or lose weight effectively.

Meal Tips for Student AthletesA proper diet is necessary for energy during competition, and recovery after. Learn tips on the proper food to eat, before and after competition.

BreakfastEating breakfast will give you energy, help you concentrate and improve performance.  Find out when to eat and what to eat for breakfast.

Ketogenic DietWith the Ketogenic Diet (KD) the body shifts from carbohydrate metabolism to fat metabolism.  Learn what diet is best for you.

Hygiene

Importance of Good HygieneRecognize the most common forms of skin infections for athletes and the importance of taking proper care of yourself and athletic equipment.

Concussion

Ohio’s Return to Play LawKnow the signs and symptoms of concussions, when to seek treatment and when it’s safe for student athletes to return to playing sports.

Stretching

Hockey StretchesLearn the proper technique for incorporating stretches before and after physical activity to reduce the risk of injury.

Warm up and Cool downWhatever the sport or activity, muscles need to warm up and cool down to achieve optimal performance. Learn warm up and cool down techniques to prevent injuries.

Foam RollingLearn the best foam rolling techniques for recovery from strenuous workouts.

Dynamic StretchingStretching is vital to preventing injury during a workout. Learn how to incorporate dynamic stretching into your routine to maximize your workout.

Aches and Pains

Sever’s DiseaseThe most common cause of heel pain in children who play sports could be Sever’s Disease. Learn about the causes, signs, symptoms and how it should be treated in young athletes.

Plantar FasciitisThe most common cause of heel pain in active adults could be Plantar Fasciitis. Learn about the causes, signs, symptoms and how relieve heel pain.

Patella Femoral Syndrome (Runner's Knee)Learn about symptoms, potential causes and the treatment and future prevention of Runner's Knee.

Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)Learn about the signs, symptoms, when to visit a doctor and the treatment of Tennis Elbow.

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)Learn about the causes, signs, symptoms, treatment and prevention of Shin Splints.