Elizabeth G. Matzkin, MD, is Surgical Director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Team Physician for Stonehill College Athletics, and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School.
Stress Incontinence and Female Athletes
As a part of your training routine, you may be focused on strengthening a variety of muscle groups in your legs, arms, or abdomen. But there’s an important area you may be missing.
Common Tennis Injuries and How to Prevent Them
With warmer weather and sunny days around the corner, many of us will be eager to get outside and hit the tennis courts this spring and summer.
Five Tips for a Healthy Rotator Cuff
Five tips for improving the health of the rotator cuff and how to prevent future injuries.
Training for a Road Race: How to Avoid Bumps in the Road
Every runner should have a training plan that gradually builds intensity as race day approaches. As any runner knows, there are almost always physical setbacks during training.
High-Intensity Interval Training: Your Guide to Fast, Effective Exercise
High-intensity interval training (HITT) is a form of exercise in which short periods of intense exercise are alternated with less intense recovery periods. Find out what makes it is so popular.
3 Common Golf Injuries: How to Avoid the “Rough”
Golf is a great way to exercise and stay active. Unfortunately, injuries can occur at any age or level of play.
Running Tips for Cold and Snowy Weather
Don’t let the cold weather and snow discourage you from running outside. If you're prepared, winter runs can be a fun and beautiful experience.
Ski and Snowboard Injuries: How to Prevent Them
Downhill skiing and snowboarding are great ways to stay active during the winter months. Before you hit the slopes this winter, make sure you are aware of the unexpected things that can happen.
Are you Knock-kneed or Bowlegged?
Bowlegged describes a medical condition known as a varus deformity, an inward rotation of the tibia, resulting in a leg that appears bowed out.
Obstacle Course Racing: Three Things to Know Before You Sign Up
The most popular OCR events among athletes are currently are the Tough Mudder, Spartan Sprint, and Warrior Dash. These races seek to push participants’ bodies to the limit while experiencing the outdoors.
Four Ways Yoga Can Boost Your Athletic Performance
A great addition to any exercise regimen, yoga offers benefits for improving exercise performance.
A New Year, a New You: How to Safely Achieve Those Weight Loss Resolution Goals
If you are thinking about weight loss or increasing your exercise as a New Year’s resolution, follow these simple tips to keep yourself injury-free.
Exercise and Bone Health: A Guide to Maintaining Healthy Bones
Starting early in life, exercise can build up bone mass and, with age, maintain it.
Focusing on One Sport Can Increase Risk of Injury
Single sport specialization, though increasingly popular, can result in an increased risk for injury and burnout.
Understanding and Preventing Overuse Injuries
Many overuse injuries are avoidable by listening to your body and following a few simple guidelines.