Prehab and Rehab Info Center
Building Up Our Weak Points to Stay Injury-Free

 Prevention and Recovery from Sports Injuries

 It is only after we have lost our mojo due to an injury that we realize the true benefit of preventive exercises. This page features some links to information and exercises for regaining function and keeping fit.

 

Cortisone Shots and Resting Are Out! http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/01/health/01brody.html?ref=health

 

Knees      Build up the quads, the muscle group around the knee

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/09/phys-ed-preventing-acl-injuries-in-girls/

 Knee injuries and our genetic predisposition(or not):

 http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/29/phys-ed-are-bad-knees-in-our-genes/

 /well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/09/phys-ed-what-causes-early-arthritis-in-knees/

Elbow/forearm--      Tennis elbow rehab

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/25/phys-ed-an-easy-fix-for-tennis-elbow/

Theraband Flex Bar found most effective--  video link: http://hubpages.com/hub/Flexbar-The-Rubber-Bar-Exercises-that-Beat-Tennis-Elbow

Caution: Use Light dumbells(1-3 lbs) for wrist/forearm extensions

Long-term effects cortisone shots, per the NY Times article below

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/27/do-cortisone-shots-actually-make-things-worse/

 Shoulders--

 http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/08/phys-ed-how-to-fix-a-bad-tennis-shoulder/?scp=3&sq=preventing%20shoulder%20injuries&st=cse

Feet and Ankles and Achilles

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/21/phys-ed-do-certain-types-of-sneakers-prevent-injuries/?scp=2&sq=preventing%20ankle%20injuries&st=cse