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This Ankle Mobility Test Is Used at the NFL Combine. Can You Pass It?

We take our feet for granted. Often out of sight and out of mind, we simply assume they're functioning as intended, instead dedicating greater atte...

Become a Better Mover With This 10-Minute Foot and Ankle Prep Series

The foot-and-ankle complex is perhaps the most overlooked region in sports. Not only are these two areas that tend to get frequently injured, but t...

Knowing Whether and When to Use—And Not Use—a Knee or Ankle Brace

Every year, many athletes suffer devastating ankle injuries, knee sprains and ACL/MCL tears. And most of these injuries aren't even contact-related....

Trust the Process: 5 Things to Keep in Mind When Recovering From an Injury

Recently, I had to get surgery on a torn labrum in my shoulder. My doctor told me recovery time was four to six weeks with a sling, followed by two to...

Settling the Fitness Controversy of Barefoot Running

When Vibram FiveFingers shoes hit the market over a decade ago, they kicked off a trend with far-reaching consequences – barefoot running – and despite...

4 Sprained Ankle Rehab Exercises

A sprained ankle is one of the most common sports injuries. In fact, many athletes have sprained their ankle at one point or another in their careers,...

5 Reasons Why You Should Improve Your Ankle Mobility

An improvement in ankle mobility is commonly associated with a decreased injury risk. However, there are various performance aspects which can be...

High Ankle Sprains: Cause, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Introduction A high ankle sprain occurs when the ligaments above and around the ankle (see image below) get damaged or over-stretched. High ankle s...

Does New DonJoy POD Ankle Brace Spell the End of Taping?

Athletes everywhere may soon be taking the field with more confidence and less risk of injury—and team trainers may find they have more free time on...

Prevent These 4 Common Sports Injuries

I really wanted to discuss some very common injuries that I encounter on a near regular basis, and have to manage with my athletes so they can get back...

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