Rehab Archive

Sanford POWER now open in Irvine, Calif.

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sanford POWER, the premier sports performance training program in the Midwest, is opening a new performance center in Irvine, California, with multiple services available to elite athletes. The multi-use building, formerly owned by ASICS, will be home to Sanford POWER’s lineup of athlete training, golf academy, performance lab services and sports … Continue reading Sanford POWER now open in Irvine, Calif.

Ask an Expert: Sports science insights for athletes

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It can be difficult for athletes, coaches and parents to sort out fact, fiction and fads in the evolving field of sports science. The Sanford Sports Science Institute is here to help. Through its role as the official research partner of the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation, SSSI experts are going to your questions in this ongoing … Continue reading Ask an Expert: Sports science insights for athletes

Sanford POWER Golf Services

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Drive your game with golf services from Sanford POWER. Our golf specialists are trained to evaluate your fundamentals and help you make the adjustments that will impact your final score. Not all swings are created equal. Your body and physical fitness level affect how you swing the club. The golf swing is a balance between … Continue reading Sanford POWER Golf Services

Sanford POWER Golf Academy

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Whether you’re looking to adjust your swing or become a stronger player, Sanford POWER is here to drive your game forward no matter your age or current skill set. The Sanford POWER Golf Academy in Sioux Falls is the most comprehensive golf program in the region, bringing together skill work with sports science, physical therapy, … Continue reading Sanford POWER Golf Academy

Get moving, stay moving after injury

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New approaches to physical therapy blend strength and conditioning with rehab Over the last decade, research has demonstrated the importance of movement and staying active for maintaining overall health and wellness. Sanford POWER’s Joshua Jordan reminds us that this remains true even for those who are injured and require physical therapy and rehab. Jordan is … Continue reading Get moving, stay moving after injury

Don’t let shin splints slow you down

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Shin splints. That dull aching feeling above your ankle or below your knee that won’t go away. We’ve all heard of them, and many of us have experienced the pain, but what exactly are they? Most commonly coinciding with the beginning of a new training regimen or the ramping up of training, medial tibial stress … Continue reading Don’t let shin splints slow you down

Speed Up Your Recovery with Blood Flow Restriction Training

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When you’re recovering from surgery or a serious injury, there are times when heavy lifting and high-intensity exercises are not allowed so that you don’t hurt yourself again. One way to simulate the effects of these exercises is by using blood flow restriction therapy. What is blood flow restriction therapy? Blood flow restriction therapy (BFR) … Continue reading Speed Up Your Recovery with Blood Flow Restriction Training

Pre-game programs can help prevent ACL injuries

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The NFL has seen a number of devastating non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries over the past couple of seasons. But Sanford POWER senior physical therapist Brett Fischer says there are ways to lower the risk of sustaining the knee injury. “There are many proven injury prevention programs and they all have the same components,” … Continue reading Pre-game programs can help prevent ACL injuries

How to Protect Your Rotator Cuff

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If you’re an athlete who uses overhead movements to compete – in volleyball, baseball, tennis or swimming – you’re vulnerable to rotator cuff injury. What’s a rotator cuff? The rotator cuff consists of four muscles in the upper back running from our shoulder blade to our shoulder socket: Supraspinatus Infraspinatus Teres minor Subscapularis The rotator … Continue reading How to Protect Your Rotator Cuff

Hamstring injuries: How to prevent them; how to recover from them

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Hamstring injuries aren’t the most serious ailments, but they can be one of the most irritating. They are the most common muscle injury in sports, making up 12 percent of all injuries in college and professional football, and up to 30 percent of all injuries in professional soccer. The typical athlete can return to their … Continue reading Hamstring injuries: How to prevent them; how to recover from them

Be Better: Training tips from Sanford POWER and Dusty Coleman

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  Pro baseball player Dusty Coleman and Sanford POWER are teaming up to offer insights and training tips to enhance your athletic performance: Do you put any stock in certifications for strength and conditioning coaches? DUSTY COLEMAN “Working with strength and conditioning coaches that are certified gives me the peace of mind in knowing that … Continue reading Be Better: Training tips from Sanford POWER and Dusty Coleman

Be better: Training tips from Sanford POWER and Amy Olson

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  Pro golfer Amy Olson and Sanford POWER are teaming up to offer insights and training tips to enhance your athletic performance: Travel is a part of sports. How do you keep your body tuned in while on the road? AMY OLSON “This is such an important question and I am constantly learning new tricks and habits … Continue reading Be better: Training tips from Sanford POWER and Amy Olson

Be better: Training Tips from Sanford POWER and Matt Cullen

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  Pro hockey player Matt Cullen and Sanford POWER are teaming up to offer ongoing insight and education into athletic performance over a variety of topics: WHAT RECOVERY TECHNIQUES DO YOU FIND TO BE HELPFUL? MATT CULLEN “Compression gear helps a lot of recovery. I also find hot and cold contrast baths to be very helpful. … Continue reading Be better: Training Tips from Sanford POWER and Matt Cullen

Tips for preventing basketball injuries

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By Jesse Haines, CSCS Tips to Prevent Basketball Injuries The high school /college basketball season is quickly coming to an end. At the same time, teams at the professional level have just recently reached the midpoint of the season. One thing that all levels of play share in common is the fact that an injury … Continue reading Tips for preventing basketball injuries

POWER to hold Strength and Conditioning Clinics in Fargo and Sioux Falls

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                                      Once again, Sanford POWER is holding Strength and Conditioning Clinics to give professionals the chance to discover the latest research when it comes to sports performance. The clinics are available in Fargo on April 13-14 and Sioux Falls … Continue reading POWER to hold Strength and Conditioning Clinics in Fargo and Sioux Falls

Be better: Training tips from C.J. Ham and Sanford POWER

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  Pro fullback C.J. Ham and Sanford POWER are teaming up to offer ongoing insight and education into athletic performance over a variety of topics: What are some movements you like to do that don’t involve great equipment or facilities? C.J. Ham “I was really big into doing push-ups, sit-ups and dips at home. My dad … Continue reading Be better: Training tips from C.J. Ham and Sanford POWER

How to avoid playing “old man baseball” – Part I

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Brett Fischer PT, DPT, SCS, ATC I’m a baseball player at heart – it’s part of my identity. Even when I quit playing, I’ll still be a “baseball guy.” Because of that, I still enjoy playing as competitively as I can. Around here, it’s small town amateur baseball and most guys are between the ages … Continue reading How to avoid playing “old man baseball” – Part I

How to: Cold-weather running plans

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Melissa A. Moyer PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, Clinical Biomechanist People in the Upper Midwest have the privilege of experiencing weather at its extremes.  North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, in particular, experience a continental climate with four distinct seasons, ranging from cold, dry winters to hot and humid summers. In years past, the winter’s high … Continue reading How to: Cold-weather running plans

What’s up with LeBron’s latest training technique?

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If you’re a basketball fan or active on social media, you probably saw the recent Bleacher Report story (and video) detailing the way that NBA star LeBron James uses “yoga bubbles” as part of his training. Well, this practice isn’t entirely new – it’s been in use for some time at Sanford POWER by coaches … Continue reading What’s up with LeBron’s latest training technique?

Be better: Training tips from Zach Zenner and Sanford POWER

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Pro running back Zach Zenner and Sanford POWER are teaming up to offer ongoing insight and education into athletic performance over a variety of topics: What are you paying attention to in terms of nutrition? Zach Zenner “I try to look at scientific studies that have been done, and if there’s nothing like that out there … Continue reading Be better: Training tips from Zach Zenner and Sanford POWER

Now available: Virtual sports nutrition consults

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                              Proper nutrition is essential to maximizing training and optimizing sports performance, but many athletes are not aware of ways to access a nutrition expert who can help them to gain a competitive edge by learning how to effectively fuel for their sport and activities. … Continue reading Now available: Virtual sports nutrition consults

Cross country runners using Sanford Knee Injury Prevention Program

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By Lisa MacFadden, PhD, Sanford Sports Science Institute Overuse injuries are a common factor reducing participation and performance in long distance runners, specifically high school aged females. Though injuries are sometimes unavoidable, it is possible to reduce the risk of overuse injuries by improving training regimens. While the use of strength training for sprinters has … Continue reading Cross country runners using Sanford Knee Injury Prevention Program

Cullen claims third Stanley Cup championship

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Longtime Sanford Health advocate and Sanford POWER athlete Matt Cullen helped the Pittsburgh Penguins win an NHL title Sunday with a 2-0 victory over the Nashville Predators in Game 6 of the championship series. This is the second Stanley Cup in a row for the 40-year-old Cullen and the third in his 19-year professional career. … Continue reading Cullen claims third Stanley Cup championship

Sanford POWER Golf Academy

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  The Sanford POWER Golf Academy is the most comprehensive golf program in the region, bringing together skill work with sports science, physical therapy and strength and conditioning. Our team of experts can help you move better, feel better and play better. Options include: • Coaching led by PGA Teaching Professional Todd Kolb • Golf Movement and Performance … Continue reading Sanford POWER Golf Academy

Sanford Knee Injury Prevention Program: Online resource

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                            Athletes involved in sports that require jumping, cutting, and pivoting have an increased risk of serious knee injuries, specifically non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. • 7,000,000 High School students participate in team sports in the United States • 3-11% of those student … Continue reading Sanford Knee Injury Prevention Program: Online resource

Training changes can reduce risk of ACL injury

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            By Al Kraft, MS, ATC, CSCS Approximately 100,000 anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgeries are performed each year in the United States. Athletes participating in high-risk sports like basketball, soccer and football experience higher incidence of ACL injury. Also, female athletes are five to seven times more likely to suffer … Continue reading Training changes can reduce risk of ACL injury

Sanford Sports Medicine directory: 2019-20

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Looking for sports medicine, sports performance, sports science, sports nutrition or sports physical therapy services? Here’s a guide to the locations, people and programs provided by Sanford Health across Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. Even if you are located outside of that area, we can help. An overview: At Sanford Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, … Continue reading Sanford Sports Medicine directory: 2019-20

Activating glutes can reduce injury risk

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By Nicole Sullivan, CSCS One of the most simple, effective ways to reduce your injury risk is learning how to properly activate and strengthen your glutes. The glutes are comprised of three muscles — the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus — and together they are the most powerful muscles in the body. The … Continue reading Activating glutes can reduce injury risk

The ultimate recovery method: Walking?

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By Phil Faught, MS, ATC No matter what you may be recovering from — injury or a heavy workout — walking is an important tool to utilize. Walking is also an invaluable part of your personal exercise program. Please consider the following examples of how participants in different types of exercise programs can benefit from … Continue reading The ultimate recovery method: Walking?

Throwing pains? These tips will help

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By Brett Fisher, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC Warmer weather is right around the corner. That means spring sports are beginning their preseason practices. With the recent trend in indoor facility development, the spring seasons for baseball and softball are able to begin sooner than in past years. This allows for a longer season and for … Continue reading Throwing pains? These tips will help

Athletic trainers keep it moving in March

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March is known as tournament time. It’s also National Athletic Training Month. Athletic trainers are integral in keeping athletes healthy and performing at peak levels – they just don’t get many headlines. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at one of Sanford Health’s athletic trainers, compliments of South Dakota Public Broadcasting.

Be Better: Training tips from Carson Wentz

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  Pro quarterback Carson Wentz and Sanford POWER are teaming up to offer ongoing insight and education into athletic performance over a variety of topics: Stretching: Carson Wentz “Stretching is so undervalued. I’ve learned it’s important to keep my body right and make sure its ready to go. Athletes can really limit a lot of … Continue reading Be Better: Training tips from Carson Wentz

Make the right call

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Sidelines to research labs to operating rooms, the Sanford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine team is there. Sanford POWER is a part of that Our experts leverage their experience, scientific discoveries, cutting-edge technology and commitment to keep athletes safe while improving every aspect of their performance. Make the right call. Visit ChooseTheExperts.com to learn more – and … Continue reading Make the right call

Concussion questions: What to know

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By Katie Grevlos, BA, Augustana University and Thayne Munce, PhD, Sanford Sports Science Institute What causes a concussion? A concussion is caused by a direct or indirect blow to the head that results in vigorous and abrupt movement of the brain within the skull. Concussions may occur from impacts of varying magnitude to any region of … Continue reading Concussion questions: What to know

Carson Wentz partners with Sanford

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Wentz, Sanford have well-established relationship FARGO, N.D. – After years of close ties to Sanford Health, rookie Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has signed an endorsement contract with Sanford Health. The former North Dakota State University signal caller and Sanford have a long-running relationship, dating back to his formative years in Bismarck, North Dakota. He … Continue reading Carson Wentz partners with Sanford