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…
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.