Monday, August 6, 2018

Sports pre-participation evaluation

This month, Dr. Rachel Coel, Medical Director at the Queen's Center for Sports Medicine, explains the sports physical - what it is and how to prepare.


Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sun safety for the whole family

Dr. Rachel Coel, Medical Director at the Queen's Center for Sports Medicine, advises parents on the importance of sun safety as we move into the hottest time of year.


Sunday, April 1, 2018

Parenting athletes to success

Jeremy Angaran, physical therapist and a parent of youth athletes, talks about ways to parent your athletes to success.


Sunday, March 11, 2018

Dosing your exercise

Jeremy Angaran, physical therapist, discusses the importance of how dosing your exercise can help you to avoid injury while training and stay in the game.


Monday, February 5, 2018

Race training and avoiding injuries

How should athletes prepare for a road race, community fun run, or new sports season? Dr. Rachel Coel provides tips on training and avoiding injury.


Sunday, January 7, 2018

Shoulder injuries: Overuse

The shoulder is a unique joint due to its extreme ranges of motion. Dr. Rachel Coel, Medical Director from the Queen's Center for Sports Medicine, discusses how the ability to move in many directions also puts the shoulder at risk for injury in this month’s article about shoulder injuries.


Monday, December 11, 2017

Shoulder injuries: Dislocation

The shoulder is a unique joint due to its unequaled range of motion. Dr. Rachel Coel, Medical Director of the Queen’s Center for Sports Medicine, discusses how the ability to move in many directions also puts the shoulder at risk for injury in Part 1 of 2 in this month’s Stay in the Game.


Monday, November 6, 2017

Effects of concussions on vestibular and ocular systems

This month, Physical Therapist, David Kurihara, from the Queen’s Center for Sports Medicine continues the discussion of the effects that concussions have on the health and mobility of athletes.


Sunday, September 24, 2017

Exertional therapy for concussions

Continuing from Dr. Rachel Coel’s article last month on concussion updates from the Concussion Summit 2017, Ryan Moore, physical therapist from the Queen's Center for Sports Medicine, reviews exertional therapy as a recovery method from concussions. Exertional therapy is currently a growing body of knowledge and was a topic of discussion during the summit.


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Concussion updates

Did you know that 1 in 4 children will have a concussion by the time they leave high school? Ways to prevent concussions are often a topic of concern, but treatment of concussions is always being improved.


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sleep: The all-natural performance enhancer

Did you know that injury rates in high school athletes is related to the average number of hours an athlete sleeps per night? Dr. Rachel A. Coel explains the hazards for young athletes not getting enough sleep.


Sunday, April 9, 2017

Common baseball injuries

A popular sport among Hawaii's youth and adults alike, baseball is not without its share of common injuries. Dr. Elizabeth M. Ignacio discusses typical injuries developed among these athletes and best practices in injury prevention.


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Concussions in Hawaii high school sports

With more than 1,000 cases of high school athletics-related concussions in the 2014-2015 school year, parents of Hawaii's student athletes not only need to know the warning signs to watch for, but which sports have the highest risk of sustaining a concussion. Ross Oshiro, Certified Athletic Trainer and Licensed Massage Therapist, discusses concussions in Hawaii high school sports and warning signs to watch for if you suspect a concussion has occurred.


Sunday, January 29, 2017

Preventing back strain

Back injuries can be frustrating for the athlete. Treatment for the back pain can vary, depending on the diagnosis, which ranges from herniated discs to compression fractures. In this month's Stay in the Game, Physical Therapist, Ryan Moore, talks about the most common type of back pain among athletes - the muscle strain.


Sunday, January 1, 2016

New Year, New Health

One of the most common resolutions of the New Year, even among athletes, is to lose the holiday weight accrued over the past few months. While many resort to exercising to burn off the excess pounds, physical therapist David Kurihara shares some dietary and lifestyle modifications that may help shed even more unwanted weight.


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Ankle sprain: The most common sports injury - Part 2

Last month, Dr. Rachel A. Coel explained the different grades of sprains and how to best treat ankle injuries immediately after it happens and beyond. This month, Ryan Moore, physical therapist at the Queen's Center for Sports Medicine, continues talking about the most common sports injury, the ankle sprain, and what can be done to reduce one's risk.


Sunday, November 6, 2016

Ankle sprain: Treating the most common sports injury

Ankle sprains are the most common sports-related injury, and the second most common reason for a visit to one’s primary care doctor. Dr. Rachel A. Coel explains the different grades of sprains and how to best treat the injury immediately after it happens and beyond.


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Preventing ACL injuries

Approximately 250,000 ACL injuries occur in the U.S. each year and 70% of them are non-contact related. David Kurihara, DPT, explains why these injuries happen and what can be done to help prevent them in the future.


Sunday, August 21, 2016

What is Runner's Knee?

Running is a part of many school sports, but a nagging knee pain can be limiting and frustrating for any athlete. Learn more about Runner's Knee and how to resolve the pain from licensed physical therapist, David Kurihara.


Sunday, May 1, 2016

Summer sports travel

With summer right around the corner, many athletes and their parents will be preparing for sports team travel. Dr. Rachel Coel shares some simple tips to make sports travel easier and safer.


Sunday, April 3, 2016

Part II: Overhead shoulder injuries in the 'throwing athlete'

Dr. Elizabeth Ignacio leads us through Part II in a two part series explaining the common overuse injuries that can affect the “throwing athlete” and treatment for those injuries.


Sunday, March 13, 2016

Part I: Overhead Shoulder Injuries in the 'Throwing Athlete'

Dr. Elizabeth Ignacio leads us through part one in a two part series explaining the causes of the wide range of overuse injuries that can affect the "throwing athlete."


Monday, February 1, 2016

What a pain: shin splints

Shin splints are a common injury for any athlete whose activities include running or jumping. Ryan Moore, physical therapist, explains contributing factors and treatments for shin splints.


Sunday, January 3, 2015

A dynamic warm-up for the New Year

The warm-up has become one of the most overlooked parts of athletes' training and pre-competition routines, but could pay big dividends on the back end and improve performance. As athletes return to their training after the holidays, Ryan Moore, physical therapist, shares what goes into a dynamic warm-up.


Sunday, December 6, 2015

How to prevent skin infections in athletes

Athletes of all kinds are prone to skin infections, from athlete’s foot to MRSA. Dr. Jill Inouye shares what steps can be taken to prevent skin infections in athletes.


Sunday, November 1, 2015

Running and swimming: More than just arms and legs

Proper running or swimming mechanics require more than just moving one’s arms and legs in opposition. Certified Athletic Trainer, Ross Oshiro, shares the importance of core stability.


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Female Athlete Triad: What is it?

Did you know some female athletes could experience low bone density, heart problems and infertility? Dr. Jill Inouye sheds some light on Female Athlete Triad.


Sunday, September 6, 2015

Heat illness: Do you know the signs?

Hawaii's heat can be dangerous for young athletes. Dr. Rachel Coel, medical director and staff physician at The Queen's Center for Sports Medicine, explains the stages of heat illness and what can be done to prevent and treat it.


Sunday, August 9, 2015

Concussions: What you should know

A concussion can happen in any sport. Get answers to some commonly asked questions about this condition.


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