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How to Stay Strong Throughout YOUR Season - Abbey Wills

Want to reach your full potential and keep yourself at the top of your game?  Taking care of your body is key when striving to enhance performance. This is important regardless of whether your sport or activity has a specific time period when the training/competition intensifies, or participation is continuous throughout the year.  As you're managing your body during a long season, keep these tips in mind.  Sleep is important. When trying to fit additional sport related tasks into your day, do not sacrifice sleep. Schedule your day in advance, limit screen time before bed, and avoid caffeinated products after 5 pm. 

Read the rest of Abbey's article here!

Changing the Sport of Golf: Mixing Physicality, Mental Toughness, Timing, Biomechanics and more!

Golf is truly one of the fastest growing sports in the country. No longer is golf just a Sunday activity with friends, or a company outing.  The amateur level of golf is growing in numbers, and the professional level is exploding with science. Kids are entering into the sport with coaches, schedules, personal training, physical therapy and mental guides. Adults are starting to discover the thrill of actually being good in Club tournaments, and participating year-round both outdoors and with indoor technology and training.

In years previous, if any extra effort was put in by the lay person, it would be in buying a better club, garnering better balls, or maybe watching the Golf Channel on television. Now, there are thousands of certified golf professionals- whether for club fitting, instruction in swing, putting, and even fitness. In a sport where the average 18-hole score is over 100 in the amateur realm, with practice swings and warm up included totaling 250, someone playing 20 rounds a year garners 5,000 swings, and that is not including endless hours trying to self-coach at the range. It is a repetitive activity that involves strength, flexibility, proper timing, body positioning, and posture that mimics the demands of other swing sports such as tennis, baseball, and lacrosse- but without a moving object...which should make it easier, correct? Like an open book test? One would only think...

Community Corner
Welcome Christine and Camille!

We are happy to introduce 2 new Physical Therapists to the Achieve Sports Medicine family!  

Christine Davis (pictured left) and Camille Vondruska (pictured right) have both been brought on and will be treating out of our Burr Ridge clinic! 

Waterfall Glen Xtreme 10

Saturday, July 8th

10 miles of pure bliss!  Peak Running and Chuck's are bringing back the Xtreme 10 to it's original glory!   Saturday, July 8th , first gun goes off at  7:30am .  The Original Xtreme10 is a 10 mile trail race that begins and ends with a traditional cross country start and finish.

Ace Academy - 20% Off Summer Camps for Achieve

Ace Academy , an elite indoor tennis facility in Naperville is offering an incredible deal on tennis camps over the summer exclusively for Achieve patients! Any boy or girl ages 4-18 years old wanting to pick up a new sport, refine their backhand stroke, or improve their serving speed and accuracy should sign-up for summer camps! Just call the number on the flyer and mention Achieve to receive 20% off summer camps! Beat the heat and play indoors at Ace Academy summer camps!

1743 Quincy Ave, Ste 103
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 536-4092

Experity Functional Strength - Parkinson's Fundraiser

For  Experity Functional Strength 's Summer Fundraiser on Saturday, June 24th, they have decided to make  The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research  the beneficiary! How are they going to raise money? They are going to have a friendly team competition at the gym. Team's of 4 will compete in various events, ranging from Prowler, Dragging to Farmers Carry contests. Each team will be tasked with raising a set amount of donations as their entrance "fee." 

7960 S Madison St
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 568-5291

Kevin Presenting at NATA

Kevin Morris, MS, ATC - Club Sports Outreach Director will be presenting his thesis at the National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA) Conference later this month in Texas!

Kevin will be presenting "The Epidemiology of Overuse Conditions in Youth and High School Football" where he discusses the descriptive injury data between the two levels of competition.  

Congratulations Kevin!
Did you know? Today in Sports History

In 1991, the Chicago Bulls win their first of 6 NBA Championships beating the Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 1

On this day in 1939, the Baseball Hall of Fame opened in Cooperstown, New York

On this day last year, Cristiano Ronaldo became the 1st footballer to top Forbes' Highest-Paid Athletes List, earning $88 million

Check back next month for more "Today in Sports History"
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