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NHL Concussions

Holy Headache

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Concussions abound and the number of NHL players out due to concussion is almost a full roster… I know from a number of youth hockey families that concussions are now abundant at the junior level and the debate continues in both professional and amateur level as to whether there are more incidents leading to concussions or whether there is simply more diligence in diagnosing and treating this type of injury. Either way, information is key to a full understanding for players, families and fans – this post is from one of my absolute faves Puck That Hurts:



Interviews with NHL players

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Prentiss Hockey Performance in Darien, CT is fast becoming an off season training mecca for NHL, AHL and US National team players.  Structure and commitment are key to staying in top form, but a few NHL players took time out to answer some questions about summer, from two 8 year old player-fans…

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Rivas Christian

Stretch It Out Baby!

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A conversation with Tampa Bay Lightning Pain Management Practitioner Christian Rivas.

While Christian works with professional hockey players on and off season, his perspective on preventative measures and treatment of sports injuries can be appreciated by players of all ages and the moms doing the real “heavy lifting” !

By definition, most injuries occur when your body is put in a position that it does not want to go in, with the most common of hockey injuries being a groin strain and shoulder injury at the collegiate and pro level. According to Christian, groin injuries correlate to the lower back, while the majority of shoulder injuries occur as the result of a hit and/or in combination with a neck strain.

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