Blue Hills Sports & Spine's Monthly Newsletter. Our regular assortment of handy and informative tips, tricks and trends to help answer your questions about rehabilitation and fitness.

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Blue Hills Sports & Spine's Monthly Newsletter
March 2019                                                                                  Issue # 97
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Spring Training Has Begun!

It's still winter outside here in the northeast, but spring training has started in warmer weather climates. It won't be long before our baseball and softball players are hitting the field. If you haven't been keeping yourself in shape for the season, it's not too late to start a few simple strength training exercises to get your throwing arm in shape for the season. Whether you are playing youth sports, varsity, park leagues, or beer league, taking some time now to build up the arm strength will help prepare you for the season. Click here for our online portal for our throwers pre-season exercises, or click here for a PDF version. This doesn't take the place of a personalized program from one of our experts, but it's a place to start. If you have shoulder issues that have prevented you from playing, come on in and see us so we can get you back on the field this spring!
March Is National Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month. No two brain injuries are the same, just as no two patients are the same. One of the most common types of brain injury are Concussions. They are generally a more "mild" traumatic brain injury, but can be life changing and debilitating for people. One of the most important things is early detection and early treatment. Long gone are the days when having a concussion is something that is "expected" in sports. Also gone are the days of "playing through" or "toughing it out". To learn more about the recent trends in diagnosis and treatment of concussion/TBI, click the image above to be taken to the Brain Injury Association of America's media center. If you or someone you know has lingering symptoms of a concussion, we have Physical Therapists trained to help treat this condition and help restore your life again. 



Stretches for Throwing Athletes

Having good strength is important for sports, but it's only one part of the equation. Having good flexibility is just as important in helping maximize your performance as well as helping to prevent injury. With spring baseball and softball not too far away, we have put together some simple stretches to prepare you for the season. Although these stretches are geared toward a throwing athlete, they aren't just for the throwing athlete. Having good mobility in your upper body, lower body and core can help you not just with sports, but doing regular activities in your life. Click here for the stretching program on our online portal, or, click here for the PDF version.
 
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