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Before we can understand what Sympathetic Distress is, we need to understand the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous System. Together they form your Autonomic Nervous System, the branch of your nervous system that is controlled subconsciously. A healthy person can and should switch between both sides of their Autonomic Nervous System depending on the environment they are in. Your Sympathetic Nervous System, commonly referred to as your ‘Fight or Flight Response’ should take ov...
Posted on 2022-03-25
Having strong focus and concentration skills along with the ability to avoid distraction is crucial to optimal performance in any athletic endeavor.. A common characteristic to all elite level athletes is that they possess the ability to focus and concentrate on the task at hand and are able to avoid external stimulus or distractions that can hinder performance. Many would argue golf is one of the more difficult sports to maintain focus and concentration due to the open environment the game is...
Posted on 2022-02-07
Some joint function is often permanently lost after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, and re-injury is common even with intensive physical therapy, but it has been unclear as to why. The ACL injury risk has been reported to be higher in elite sports versus non-elite sports.. Female athletes are 3-6X more likely to sustain a sports-related noncontact ACL injury than male athletes in comparable high-risk sports.. The incidence of female to male knee injuries is 3.5X greater i...
Posted on 2022-02-07
Incorporating neurocognitive tools into your training program will improve focus!. In particular, various studies show positive gains in various forms of attention thus providing the ability to keep your attention on your key objectives on the field, or in the case of golfers, while on the course. Sensory distractions are extremely important to avoid during a round of golf or in tournament play. By learning to hone your attention to one single item at a time, it can help you to ...
Posted on 2022-02-07
It’s been a long time since I did something for myself…as in 'self care'. Tuesday last week was the day!  I have been struggling (ok ignoring/avoiding) with pelvic floor issues for quite some time…about 9 years since the birth of my last son. Things have become progressively worse… leaking with coughing, laughing, and don’t ask me to do jumping jacks, skip or bounce on a trampoline without double clench leg cross lockdown, that or a pad to help stop the lea...
Posted on 2022-02-07
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