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Must Watch

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Found this on hockeymomincanada.net and with concussions such a hot topic of late, it is something your players should watch. I have forwarded this to my hockey organization and to other moms, coaches, etc. to spread the word…Key to protect “the melon” – no ?!
Website: http://www.thinkfirst.ca

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:

Website: http://blogs.thescore.com/nhl/2011/12/28/the-quiet-room-explained/

Valslide

The REAL DEAL! Proven results work out – VALSLIDES

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Hip Hockey Mom Approved

Hip Hockey Mom Approved

Valerie Waters, an LA-based trainer whose roster is topped by Jennifer Garner, developed Valsides – I can’t say enough about them and have to share ! I was introduced to this simple yet genius exercise program while reluctantly at the gym, and have seen them used on a range of clients from NHL players training in the off season, to once-a-week girls like myself. Based on the concept of slide board training, Valerie created scaled-down versions that lend themselves to an incredibly wide range of exercises.

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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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