Category Archives: Injury Prevention

Preparticipation Evaluation (PPE)

The Preparticipation Evaluation, or PPE, is more commonly known as the sports physical. Why is the PPE important? The purpose of the PPE is to maintain the health and safety of the athlete in training and competition by: identifying medical and/or orthopedic problems that may place the athlete at risk for injury or illness; identifying…
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The Pre-Participation Physical Examination (PPE)

The fall sports season is quickly approaching‚Ķ has your athlete had his or her pre-participation exam (PPE) yet? WHAT IS A PPE? The pre-participation examination, or PPE, is a thorough medical evaluation that involves past medical history, sport-specific history, family history and a physical exam. The PPE is best done in a medical setting to…
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Keep Moving: The Heat is On!

Our "Keep Moving" series continues with guest author and certified personal trainer Valerie McMillen offering some great tips on how to exercise safely in the summer heat! SUMMER IS HERE! Although the heat has most definitely been on in our area¬†for quite some time, the first official day of summer arrived just this past week.…
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Keep Moving: 7 Exercises for Postpartum Moms

Every new mother would likely agree: pregnancy and childbirth changes and challenges your body with regards to exercise. Fortunately, these changes and challenges are manageable with proper guidance. Of course, your health and fitness level before and during pregnancy can greatly impact the ease of your transition. That being said, it is crucial to listen…
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