Back in 1978, a doctor by the name of Gabe Mirkin wrote The Sports Medicine Book to help with the prevention and treatment of physical injuries and physiological problems. In the book, Dr. Mirkin introduced the R.I.C.E. method for treating injuries sustained from sports or other physical activity. R.I.C.E. stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.
Not everyone will experience knee pain or discomfort in the same way, even when the causes of that knee pain are similar. The small differences in each person’s body structure, health history and genetics will play a contributing role in how they feel pain in their knee and how well they are able to deal with it.
Even if you’re not a diehard fan of the coolest game on earth, it’s easy to be wowed by Shane “Doaner” Doan and Mike “Smitty” Smith’s impressive list of career achievements. Their combined accomplishments (just to name a few) include playing in the 2006 Winter Olympics, participating in multiple NHL All-Star Games, earning a combined 5 gold and silver medals at the IIHF World Championships, and the NHL record for most saves in a regulation shutout victory. In 2011, the Arizona (then Phoenix) Coyotes brought home their first Pacific Division title in the history of the team under the leadership of Shane and Mike. Hockey may be a game, but these guys don’t play around. [Read more…]
With so much of the population now carrying a smartphone, many users and developers are looking at how these mini-computers can help with more practical uses, such as tracking our health, rather than just acting as portable video arcades. Surely with all of the amazing strides we have made with technology, our phones should be able to help us more focused on our health. [Read more…]