Does tart cherry juice really help athletes?

If you had the option to consume a natural product that would help manage pain and diminish muscle damage without the side-effects of synthetically produced medications would you be interested? Tart cherry juice is increasingly gaining traction among elite athletes and recreational athletes as an aid in speeding recovery post-exertion. Most frequently high-intensity strength and endurance...Read more

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: A Pain in the … Knee!

One of the most common injuries people suffer from is pain around the knees. For those who participate in sport or physical activity this is even more of a standard occurrence. If you feel pain in the front of your knee, or around the kneecap you main be experiencing Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS). PFPS is also often referred to as Runner’s Knee or Jumper’s Knee since it is a common injury...Read more

Rotator Cuff Tears - Symptoms and Treatment

Injury to the shoulder is common in sport especially with athletes who depend on regular and heavy use of the shoulder joint, for example: baseball, tennis, badminton, weightlifting, football, golf and swimming. The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that work together to stabilize the shoulder joint. It is a ball and socket type joint where the top part of the arm bone (humerus) forms a...Read more


SIRC Newsletter now available online: Arthritis If you’ve ever sustained a joint injury while playing sports, you may have a higher risk of developing a form of arthritis. This doesn’t mean you have to quit sports, in fact, staying active can be very helpful in managing arthritic pain. SIRC has compiled articles that cover elite athletes, physical activity, knee osteoarthritis and aquatic...Read more

Treating Tendon Injuries

Tendon injuries are common in the sport community and can affect amateur and professional athletes alike. Tendon injuries are most often the result of gradual wear and tear to the tendon from overuse, incorrect movement or aging. As debilitating as they can be, the good news is that when treated properly , minor to moderate tendon injuries can heal on their own. While almost any tendon can...Read more

Walking on pins and needles?

Nerves that get stuck and irritated by swollen muscles or ligaments can be a torment to athletes. The ultimate goal for any athlete experiencing the pain of a pinched nerve is to alleviate any pain or discomfort you are feeling, all while working within your boundaries and keeping up a comfortable range of motion. As an athlete it's important to know what to look for so you'll have a better...Read more