Tag Archives: athletics

A Parent’s Guide to Youth Injuries

Multiple studies published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons highlighted key factors parents and coaches need to consider when addressing youth sports. These studies established two major takeaways that can’t be ignored: the frequency of certain… read more

Running Done Right – Part 2

Welcome back! In part 1 of our blog series we looked at how stride frequency and stride length come into play in regards to Running Done Right. Today we’ll explore two more common running issues – heel striking and how… read more

Running Done Right – Part 1

Here at Prairie Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery, we’re a pretty active bunch. We’ve got runners and cyclists in our midst, as well as hikers, walkers, swimmers, golfers…you get the picture, right? But, we’re also doctors and nurses and physical therapists… read more

Finding the Right Athletic Shoe for You

Making sure that you’re wearing the proper athletic shoes for whatever activity it is that you’re participating in can go a long way to not only improving comfort and performance, but also preventing injuries. Athletic endeavors (land-based ones, at least)… read more