• VIDEO: Cannabinoids in right dosage may benefit extreme sports athletes

    1 month ago - By Healio

    BOULDER, Colo. - In this video from the International Extreme Sports Medicine Congress, Pat Karns, MA, ATC, discussed the benefits of different cannabinoids for extreme sports athletes.
    “Regular CBD is a strong anti-inflammatory. When taken properly - and there's only been a few studies out there as to the dosage - and when you're talking about a medicinal dose for a severe musculoskeletal disorder disease, you're going to have to go 2 to 3 mg per kilogram of body weight,” he said. “Generally, the daily dose for CBD that I recommend is
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  • VIDEO: CrossFit injuries are preventable with trainer involvement, attention to form

    VIDEO: CrossFit injuries are preventable with trainer involvement, attention to form

    1 month ago - By Healio

    BOULDER, Colo. - In this video from the International Extreme Sports Medicine Congress, Laura Vogel, MD, discussed incidence and prevention of common CrossFit injuries.
    “The injury rates are shown to be lowest when athletes are engaging with their trainers, and gyms that have an on-ramp beginner class to introduce athletes to those foundational movements have the lowest injury rates within their athletes,” she said. “CrossFit can be done without injury when you adhere to some basic principles - engaging with your coaches, scaling your movements intelligently and really
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  • VIDEO: Sport-specific approach facilitates successful return to play after concussion

    VIDEO: Sport-specific approach facilitates successful return to play after concussion

    1 month ago - By Healio

    BOULDER, Colo. - In this video from the International Extreme Sports Medicine Congress, Sherrie L. Ballantine-Talmadge, DO, discussed sport-specific return to play protocols for extreme sports athletes.
    “What we have found throughout the years is that - even with diagnosis as well as treatment - we had to make it sport-specific. These athletes developed early brain mapping so that they could spin, twist and turn in a different way than a football player or a soccer player,” she said. “The goal of today was to have people think and take the next step and understand
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