With the regular season kicking off tonight, Dr. Kenton Fibel, Sports Medicine Physician, answers your questions on hockey injuries in this week’s installment of Ask the Expert.
California girl Montag loves a beach workout. "Beach training can be a very nice way to get motivated to exercise, with the chance to be outside in a beautiful, relaxing environment," says Dr. Kenton Fibel, sports medicine physician at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute. "A potential benefit of beach training can be to strengthen the foot and ankle muscles, as well as the stabilizers of other joints. Sand is a surface that does not have the same stability and predictability as other surfaces. For this reason, this uneven—and sometimes unstable—surface can lead to injury. If you do not typically exercise, this could end up being too aggressive of an activity. Wearing shoes may be helpful."
Mom was right: You should stand up straight.
Remember how your mom admonished you to sit or stand up straight? She was right. "Poor posture can have many negative effects on your health," says Dr. Kenton Fibel, a family medicine physician specializing in sports medicine at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Anaheim, California." Having poor posture can put more stress on certain muscles and joints, forcing them to be overworked and causing them to fatigue. Many patients with chronic pain can be helped by addressing their poor posture." Your posture reflects your outlook on the world, says Christopher Cousins, a physical therapist based in the District of Columbia. Here are 10 ways poor posture can affect your health.......
Featuring Dr. Kenton Fibel in "For Better Workouts, Just Add Oxygen?" by Christine Yu
March 23, 2016
For Christy Gardner, recovering between shifts on the ice during a hockey game has always been the toughest part of competition. These high-intensity bouts often leave the 33-year old Maine resident winded. So when she needs a boost during games, she grabs a small canister next to her on the bench. No, it’s not caffeine or a high-energy snack. It’s oxygen.
By Dr. Kenton Fibel
January 15, 2016
An overuse injury is a term used to describe an injury that occurs from tissue damage resulting from repetitive demand over a period of time rather than an acute injury such as a shoulder dislocation or an ankle sprain. These injuries can involve the muscle-tendon unit, bone, bursa, neurovascular structures, and the physis (growth plate) in pediatric athletes. A few common examples of overuse injuries include shoulder impingement, lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), and stress fractures.
Featuring Dr. Kenton Fibel in "Chris Borland’s retirement takes some concussion experts by surprise" by Jerry McDonald
March 17, 2015
Chris Borland’s retirement at age 24 caught even some leading concussion experts by surprise.
By Dr. Kenton Fibel
January 5, 2015
We hope you all had a wonderful celebration of the holidays and New Year with friends and family. Hopefully you had a chance to watch the NHL’s Winter Classic on New Year’s Day as the Washington Capitals defeated the Chicago Blackhawks in the final seconds of the game at Nationals Park, turning this thrilling finish into an instant classic. The experience of playing outdoor hockey is sure to be a memorable one, but it can pose some unique safety challenges. Here are some tips to address these challenges while you enjoy the game of hockey outdoors.
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