Sam Pittera, an athletic trainer with UPMC Sports Medicine, demonstrates six different stretches to try before you begin your next activity, practice, or game. These stretches can be incorporated into your routine, along with dynamic stretching, to decrease your chance of injury and help push you to optimal performance. Have… Read more »
Step up your game with this great sports med resource. It covers everything from managing concussions to selecting the proper sports gear.
Your recovery time for sprains and strains is determined by many factors. Learn more about the signs of a full sprain or strain recovery.
If you’re training for a marathon, half marathon, or 5K, you’ve most likely encountered a few aches and pains along the way. Most of this is relatively normal, as you push your body out of its comfort zone. However, there are certain injuries that can put a wrinkle in your… Read more »
Every year, UPMC Sports Medicine’s more than 100 certified athletic trainers are on the sidelines and in the training room, managing injuries and helping athletes return to their sports. Take a quick look at what they do to help athletes stay healthy and avoid injury.