Categories Archives: Health Tips

Information for players and dancers to help them stay healthy and injury free.

Stress and Back Pain.

We live in very stressful times. A world-wide economic crisis, declining home values, job losses, financial insecurities, an uncertain future… these and other “real life” events cause a lot of people a lot of stress. And that stress is responsible f ...

Do I Apply Heat or Ice to An Injury?.

Heat pads and ice packs – the mainstays of every athletic trainer. So, suppose you suffer some type of injury, either a sports injury or a fall down the stairs. Would you know whether to apply heat or ice to the injured area? Here are some general guide ...

The Key to Stronger Legs.

The most unlikely aid to your leg exercise? Bed pillows–they can make your legs stronger. When men attempted single-leg squats while standing on a cushy surface, their hips and leg muscles worked up to 13 percent harder, report Mayo Clinic resear ...