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Dr. Kluetz on common hockey injuries

Written by Sports Medicine Team on 10/6/2014 8:00:00 AM

Before the puck drops at the first Indy Fuel game, we sat down with Dr. Joshua Kluetz, to learn more about the most common hockey injuries, and how they can be prevented.

Dr. Joshua Kluetz, sports medicine"At the professional level, the most commonly injured area of the body is the head, followed by the thighs, knees, shoulders and hands," said Kluetz, sports medicine physician at Community Physician Network at team physician for the Indy Fuel. 

Head injuries normally include concussions, lacerations, and tooth injures. Contusions to the thigh are seen often, as are MCL sprains to the knee. Shoulder injuries normally include AC joint sprains (separated shoulders), clavicle (collar bone) fractures, and shoulder dislocations. The most common hand injuries are fractures and contusions. 

"The most common mechanism of injury is contact with another player or body checking," said Kluetz. "Injuries are much more likely to occur during a game than practice, and typically occur towards the end of the game due to fatigue." continue reading ...


Marathon training: Nutrition essentials

Written by Jackie Dikos, RD, CSSD on 8/8/2014 6:30:00 AM

Jackie Dikos is a registered dietitian and a certified specialist in sports dietetics.

Jackie Dikos, Community Sports MedicineIt's officially training season for the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon and many Hoosiers are lacing up their running shoes. A key component in marathon and half-marathon training is nutrition.

Fueling your body for endurance is essential during training. Here is some advice:

Eat carbohydrates.
Your body turns carbohydrates into glucose which gives you energy and fuels long, demanding training sessions. Carbohydrates are an essential part of a good endurance diet. Try to include a source of quality carbohydrates with each meal and snack. Oatmeal, whole grains and brown rice are a few examples.

Limit fat excesses.
Meals that are high fat content, like wings, an 8 oz. steak, and creamy pasta sauce take a long time to digest and can contribute to gastrointestinal issues. These meals can also rob a carbohydrate-rich appetite. Instead of eating one large meal that's high in fat, spread out small amounts of healthy fat choices (nuts, avocado, salmon, and olive oil) throughout the day. continue reading ...


Sports injuries: What we can learn from the World Cup

Written by Sports Medicine Team on 6/24/2014 7:00:00 AM

Soccer

Soccer fans around the world have caught World Cup fever. The bug has even bit us here at Community Health Network. Many of our employees gather at Indy Eleven watch parties around Indianapolis to cheer on Team USA. 
The high-intensity games played at the World Cup are a thrill to watch, but can make players susceptible to common soccer injuries. Despite the training these professional athletes undergo, injuries still occur, as we witnessed in the United States first match against Ghana. Jozy Altidore suffered a hamstring injury and Clint Dempsey left the game with a broken nose. 

So, we asked Dr. Michael DaRosa, sports medicine physician and team physician to the Indy Eleven, to share the most common injuries in soccer.

"A hamstring injury like the one Altidore experienced is actually quite common," said DaRosa. "Also seen often in the sport of soccer are ankle sprains, knee sprains and concussions."

The following are the most common injuries occurring in soccer: continue reading ...


Q&A with Josef Newgarden

Written by Community Health Network on 5/22/2014 7:00:00 AM

Josef Newgarden and Sarah Fisher stop by Community Health Network Body ShopWe got the chance to talk with Josef Newgarden about how he stays healthy and prepares for the biggest race in IndyCar, the Indianapolis 500.

How do you stay active?

Outdoor activities such as biking, running and/or exploring. 

What’s your go-to healthy snack? 
Berries continue reading ...

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Fueling for a race

Written by Dietitian and Nutrition Team on 5/2/2014 7:00:00 AM

On your mark, get set, go! As you prep for summer 5K's and road races, here are a few things to remember:

Stay hydrated

Staying well hydrated prevents injury. Drink water at least one hour before the event.

The amount of water you need to drink is individual based on how much you sweat and how intense your activity is. A good rule to follow is: drink enough that you do not have issues with fatigue, your urine is clear and you are drinking at least 64 ounces of water each day. If possible, drink during the event. Weigh yourself before your event and again after. Replace, ounce for ounce, the fluid lost. continue reading ...


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