Groin and Hip Injuries in Hockey Players (Part 2)
By: Bobby DeThomasis In my last article I discussed the muscular structures around the hips that may be impacted in hip and groin injuries. I also discussed how muscular imbalances in the structures around the hips can make an athlete more susceptible to groin and hip flexor strains. In this article I am going to dive deeper […]
Groin and Hip Injuries in Hockey Players (Part 1)
By: Bobby DeThomasis Anyone who has played hockey can tell you that one of the most common areas that get injured in hockey players is the hip/groin complex. Typical injuries include but are not limited to “groin strains” (I will explain later why I put that in parentheses), hip flexor strains, hip impingement syndrome […]
The Importance Of Being Lean
By: Bobby DeThomasis Here at PTS we have the good fortune to be able to work with a very wide demographic of clients. We work with clients of all shapes and sizes. From youth to professional athletes and business men and women of all ages. Everyone that begins to work with us has specific and […]
Preventing Head Injuries For Hockey and Football Players
It seems as though every time you turn on ESPN you hear a report about some athlete in a contact sport having to miss games due to a concussion or other head injury. I am unsure as to whether head injuries are more prevalent these days or if they are just more publicized. Regardless, head […]
Using Science To Improve Sport Specific Conditioning
I often get asked the question “what type of conditioning do you do with your athletes?” and my answer is always the same……”it depends on the sport, position and individual.” No two sports are exactly alike and no two positions in a given sport are exactly alike either. This article will give a brief overview […]
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A Scientific Approach To Losing Body Fat
In this installment I would like to discuss the common misconceptions surrounding body composition improvement and the fallacy that is calorie counting. Despite the popularization of the “low calorie” approach to weight loss which has been at the fore front of nutrition mass media over the past several decades, scientific research has proven that approaching […]
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Improving Speed and Explosiveness for Power Sports
With the exception of the sport of power lifting, where the goal is to lift as much load as possible, regardless of the time it takes, an athlete’s performance in most other sports is determined by speed, power and explosiveness. In sports such as football, hockey, basketball, track and field, etc. it is not enough […]