Sunday, March 8, 2020

Children are NOT little adults

Although they often look like miniature versions of ourselves, children are NOT little adults. Learn more from Byron Izuka, MD, medical director of Pediatric Orthopedics at The Queen's Medical Center-West Oahu.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Diabetes in athletes

Diabetes can appear to be a very debilitating condition for an athlete, but it does not need to be! Learn more from Alan Parsa, MD, Medical Director of the Diabetes Program at The Queen's Medical Center – West O'ahu.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

What is proprioception?

Balance is key to movement, not only in sports but in everyday life. Learn how to improve your balance from Katie Wongthipkongka, DPT, physical therapist at The Queen's Medical Center.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Staph infections in sports

With the start of football and wrestling seasons comes increased risk of skin infections. Learn more from Jonathan Rhine, MD.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Just a finger sprain?

I stubbed my finger playing basketball. How do I know if it’s fractured or just a sprain? Learn more from Aimee Perreira, MD; hand, upper extremity and reconstructive microsurgery specialist.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

What is an ACL?

I hurt my knee! How do I know if I tore my ACL? Learn more from Paul Morton, MD, hip and knee reconstruction specialist.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Concussion = Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

That hit to my head was just a small one. I admit I felt a little dazed, maybe a little "foggy." I couldn't have had a traumatic brain injury, could I? Learn more from Joanne Oshiro, speech therapist.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

There's a splint (a.k.a. orthosis) for that!

In occupational therapy, making or fitting joints with splints is a skill that can help protect, support, or aid in the healing of a finger, hand, wrist, or elbow injury.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

What is Graston Technique?

With the increasing prevalence of pain and disability associated with musculoskeletal impairments, it is important to identify effective treatment strategies. Graston utilization has increasingly become a standard protocol in many universities and outpatient facilities, and is being widely used within the professional sports industry. Learn more from Kyle Sato, DPT, Graston Technique specialist.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Can foam rolling enhance athletic performance?

Foam rolling has become a popular intervention across all sports and activities. Find out how it can enhance your range of motion and improve muscle performance from Ryan Moore, physical therapist.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Eight factors that may contribute to shin splints

Shin splints, a common injury for any athlete whose activities include running or jumping. Find out eight factors that may contribute to this injury from Ryan Moore, physical therapist.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

ACL knee injuries in female athletes

Ross Oshiro, Certified Athletic Trainer and Licensed Massage Therapist at the Queen's Center for Sports Medicine, explains why ACL knee injuries commonly occur among female student athletes.

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, 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

This month, Ryan Moore, Physical Therapist with the Queen’s Center for Sports Medicine, discusses 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, 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, we 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, 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.

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.


Press Pass

Warriors will always cherish magical Molokai experience

The Kamehameha baseball team's visit to the Friendly Isle earlier this month served as a homecoming for four of its players. > Archive

Open Mic

Defense the unsung hero in Menes' title win

Moanalua's 2OT championship victory would not have been possible without the defense. > Archive

Stay in the Game

Children are NOT little adults

Although they often look like miniature versions of ourselves, children are NOT little adults. Learn more from Byron Izuka, MD, medical director of Pediatric Orthopedics at The Queen's Medical Center-West Oahu. > Archive

Staff Blogs

Crystal Ball-Ing: Pondering the HHSAA football first round

Leilehua and Roosevelt head off island this weekend to take on Baldwin and Kamehameha-Hawaii, respectively. > Archive