sports injuries

child lying on the street with soccer ball

The Capitol Rehab Sequence Youth Injuries Edition

And just like that, it’s 2019! This will be a very big year for all of our Friends of Capitol Rehab.  In 1964, when then-Cassius Clay defeated Sonny Liston, Clay famously exclaimed, “I Shook Up The World!” We at Capitol Rehab have plans to shake up the world! But first, a story: A friend was telling …

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Soccer player lying injured on the field.

Prevent ACL or Hamstring Injuries, Share a Holiday Recipe

December already? Where did the year go? It has been quite a busy one, and everyone at the office is grateful for all of our clients, but I’m going to go a little off script here in terms of counting our blessings so that I can mention something not very “holidayish.” Likewise, I should also …

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Young Athletes

Why Do So Many Young Athletes Get Injured?

It’s no secret that young athletes get injured more these days than their parents did playing sports as youths. And it should be no real surprise why. One of the biggest differences between children’s sporting experiences nowadays and their parents’ play at a young age is the prevalence of single-sport specialization. Parents today are under significant pressure for …

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Coach Reggie Kitchen with my son Quint Booker in Sterling, Virginia

Here’s To Walking The Walk (And A Huge Shout Out To Coach Reginald Kitchen & Coach Mo)

Many of my Sundays are spent making a 35 mile drive from Ft. Washington, MD to Sterling, Virginia just so my son, Quint, can meet with Coach Reginald Kitchen. Now I understand that for many people, as well as many parents, this type of “optional” commute would seem excessive and ridiculous…especially just so a 10 year …

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Top Three Triathlon Injuries: Runner’s Knee, Achilles Tendinitis and Swimmer’s Shoulder

Triathlon Injuries: What to Expect, How to Treat, and How to Prevent Runner’s Knee, Achilles Tendinitis and Swimmer’s Shoulder Our body is composed of a series of structural kinetic chains, in which dysfunction or imbalance in one area can quickly lead to dysfunctions in other parts of the body. Pattern overload describes injury to soft tissues …

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Proper Rehab Sequencing for Resolving Muscle and Joint Pain

Ensuring Proper Rehab Sequencing to End Musculoskeletal Pain A major key to corrective rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain syndromes is to retrain proper movement. Several factors can cause compensated movement in the body including overuse or repetitive stress injuries, stress, poor posture etc. All of these create stress on our structural frame causing the nervous system …

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The Common Bond of Soft-Tissue Repetitive Injuries

All athletes and weekend warriors have one thing in common …  soft-tissue injuries. Sports and training have the potential to wear us down over time and lead to soft-tissue injuries that result in muscle and joint pain syndromes. Soft-tissue injuries that limit optimal sports performance are frustrating and can limit or shorten athletic careers or …

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The Secret To Resolving Muscle and Joint Pain Syndromes

A new paradigm in dealing with musculoskeletal injuries.  This article deals with assessing human movement, and highlights the Functional Movement Screen™ and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) developed by Gray Cook and Lee Burton.  The Functional Movement Screen™ is an innovative system used to evaluate movement pattern quality for clients or athletes. “It has also been …

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