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Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. For many people, playing sports isa funway toburnextracalories,socialize,andgetfit. Unfortunately, this alsomeans theoccasionalsports injuryoraflareupofanold injuryorcondition. You don’t have tobeaprofessional or even an amateur athlete to suffer asports injury. In fact, many times, those most susceptible to sports injuries are people who have just started exercising or participate on a recreational level. Sports injuries in this article will be defined as injuries to the musculoskeletal system, including muscles, bones and tissues such as cartilage. The most common sports injuries include: SPRAINS. A sprain occurs when the connective tissue that joins the end of the bone with another is stretched or torn. Those connective tissues are known as ligaments. Sprains are caused by trauma such as a fall or blow to the body that knocks a joint out of position. Ankles, knees and wrists are most vulnerable to sprains. However, back, neck and shoulder sprains are very common too. STRAINS. A strain occurs when a muscle or tendon is pulled, torn or twisted. Strains are non-contact injuries, such as those that occur from overstretching. A common example of a strain is a muscle spasm. A back or neck strain is a very common injury treated in physical therapy. KNEE INJURIES. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the knee is the most commonly injured joint. Orthopedic surgeons see more than 5.5 million people annually for knee injuries, which can include runner’s knee (pain or tenderness close to the knee cap at the front side of

the knee), tendonitis and iliotibial band syndrome (pain on the outer side of the knee). Severe knee injuries often include bone bruises or damage to the cartilage or ligaments. SHIN SPLINTS. Shin splints occur when there is a pain along the large bone in the front of the lower leg, known as the tibia or shin bone. Shin splints most commonly occur in runners, especially those who are just starting a running program. This is usually due to poor alignment of the body, or weakness in the leg muscles. The team at Rebound Fitness & Rehab can treat many orthopedic and repetitive motion injuries without the need for invasive surgeries or medications. In fact, mostdoctorshave theirpatients tryphysical therapyfirstbefore recommending any other procedures. The licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants at Rebound Fitness & Rehabcan customize a program that addresses the weakness of your particular musculoskeletal system, allowing you to recover quickly and remain active. Even if you have an old injury, it is important to have it evaluated by our physical therapists to prevent long-term damage like arthritis. If you have sports or orthopedic injuries like tendonitis, arthritis, a stress fracture or low back pain, our therapists can design a treatment plan to promote improved function, wellness and minimize the risk of re-injury. For more information, contact your physical therapist at Rebound Fitness & Rehab by calling 847.714.7400 or visit our website at!


INJURIES INCREASE AS YOU AGE… If you think back to when you were in your late teens, you could go into a full sprint no problem, take a flying leap and do a whole lot without the slightest thought about it. As you get older, your tissues become less elastic and in fact a little “drier.”Whenyourmuscle, tendonand ligament tissueshaveenoughwater, they are supple and stretchy, allowing you to do a lot of activities. Keep yourself hydrated and stretch often to maintain elasticity in your muscles. BEFORE AND AFTER Knowing the right exercises to prepare for fitness activities is key. Our physical therapy experts have years of experience rehabilitating people after injuries and returning them pain-free to the activities they enjoy. What some people might not know is that physical therapists put specific exercise plans together based on your needs to prevent injury. If you do start to experience pain with activities, Rebound Fitness & Rehabcan get you back to enjoying your activities pain-free. Call today to learn more how our programs can help you feel great! PREPARING YOUR BODY… It is important todosportsactivities,fitnessandahostofotherphysicalactivities to keep you healthy and happy. With a little bit of preparation, you can easily do these activities and decrease your risk for injury. • Do stretch often • Do strength training • Do coordination training • Do endurance training For more information, contact your physical therapist at Rebound Fitness & Rehab by calling 847.714.7400 or visit our website at!

There isnothingmoreexcitingthantakingonanewchallenge,sportoractivity.For mostofus, the thrillofaccomplishingaphysicalgoal iswhatwe live for.However, are you prepared for it? The term “weekend warrior” means a person who doesn’t really train for what they are doing; they just go out and do it on the weekend. HOW DO MOST INJURIES OCCUR? Most sports injuries occur from ill-prepared individuals who just jump into the activity without first increasing their strength, endurance and flexibility. Your muscles, tendons, ligaments and other tissues need to be warmed up to work properly. They take enormous strain during running and sports activities. Therefore, if they are not in top condition, they are more prone to injury.

Exercise of the Month Try this movement to relieve leg pain

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Foryearswehaveseenasurge in thenumber of people who drink healthy green juices. However, we think that green juices and smoothies will be an even big hit in 2018, easily becoming one of the trendiest ways to stay healthy.These juices and smoothies are made from fresh fruits and vegetables, which makes them very nutritious. Here are some good smoothie recipes we recommendyoutry.Mixanumberofdifferent fruits and vegetables to your own liking:

• Tropical green smoothie made from bananas, papaya, and pineapple • Apple, spinach and carrot juice • The avocado-pear smoothie • Basil-avocado smoothie • Cranberry pineapple smoothie We hope this tip will inspire you to stay healthy in 2020!

PERONEAL NERVE SLIDER Lay on your back with your leg elevated and one knee at a 90º angle. Slowly straighten your knee while simultaneously bending your foot up. Bend your knee back down, while also pumping your ankle downward and inward as if pressing the brake in a car. Repeat 6-10 times on each leg.


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"I first came to Rebound Fitness & Rehabilitation when I was in junior high school four years ago. As a two-sport athlete (soccer and track and field), the pain was a constant part of my life. It was difficult for me to believe at fourteen that my joints could not handle the stress of two sports. The physical therapist at Rebound Fitness identified and understood why my joints hurt so much. They created a treatment plan specifically for me. In a few short weeks, I was training and running pain-free. Now I am a junior in high school and competing well in varsity track and field. Since beginning treatment and practicing the functional exercises,mychronic injurieshavenotreturned.Thankyou,Rebound Fitness, for giving me a competitive edge." - Jade A. 5 1 7 2 8 5 4 9 8 7 7 1 6 4 5 3 n° 329837 - Level Hard 1 7 3 5 8 2 9 8 4 6 9 5 "Thank you, Rebound Fitness, for giving me a competitive edge." 2 9 7 2 6 8 4




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