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From the Trainer’s Room: How ankle mobility can cause pain, limit performance in athletes

July 12th, 2021

Unless there is an injury or pain in the ankle, the joint’s function is quite often ignored. The way the ankle moves or doesn’t move can not only affect the joint causing pain and injury, but can also limit an athletes ability to get in certain positions needed to be successful in their sport. Mobility…

From the Trainer’s Room: The basics of sports injury rehab

June 30th, 2021

Unfortunately, injuries are a part of sports. How an athlete recovers and returns from the injury depends on each athlete and each injury. There are different severities of injury and different demands on the injured area depending on the sport being played and how each individual responds to injury and pain. In other words, an…

From the Trainer’s Room: Importance of single-leg strength and stability

June 19th, 2021

Any athlete looking to strengthen their lower body is inevitably going to end up squatting and deadlifting. Athletes, coaches, and trainers alike will use these lifts and their variations as the basis for lower extremity strength training, regardless of the sport in which the athlete participates. What do these lifts all have in common? They…

New Compete Sports Performance & Rehab facility opens doors at Yorba Linda location

May 27th, 2021

Compete Sports Performance & Rehab, a leading sports performance, personal training, and sports injury rehab center in Orange County, has opened its new facility in Yorba Linda. Located at 23641 La Palma Avenue, this 3,800 square-foot facility is owned and managed former NHL and NBA athletic trainers Chris Phillips, Mike Hannegan and Marco Nunez. “We…

From the Trainer’s Room: Two simple exercises to skate faster

May 7th, 2021

Speed on the ice is defined by stride length times stride frequency. To improve your speed, you must improve one of these two factors. Improving strength and power in the lower body will aid in the improvement of frequency and is a particularly important aspect of off-ice training. This improvement, however, may take some time….

Compete Sports Performance and Rehab expands footprint, will open Yorba Linda location mid-May

April 26th, 2021

Compete Sports Performance and Rehab, a leading sports performance, personal training, and sports injury rehab center in Orange County, announced Sunday that the business is expanding its services into Yorba Linda. Located at 23641 La Palma Avenue, this 3,800 square-foot facility will be owned and managed by three former NHL and NBA athletic trainers: Chris…

From the Trainer’s Room: Looking at offseason planning, training for hockey players

April 20th, 2021

As the hockey season winds down and off season kicks into high gear, this is the time to plan out the coming months to allow for rest, recovery, proper training, on and off the ice, and preparation for the upcoming season. This can be an overwhelming task as the season ends and there is already…

From the Trainer’s Room: Taking a look at flexibility vs. mobility in sports

April 12th, 2021

Flexibility and mobility typically get mistaken as the same thing, but they are very different. Flexibility can be defined as the range of motion of a single joint or the ability of a single joint to move freely such as your hip, shoulder or knee. Mobility can be defined as the ability of one or…

OneHockey brings aboard former NHLer Seiling as girls tournament director

April 9th, 2021

Ric Seiling played 10 years in the NHL and later worked for NHL Central Scouting and coached in the junior and pro hockey ranks. He was also part of the NWHL (National Women’s Hockey League) during the league’s inaugural season five seasons ago, leading the Buffalo Beauts to the Isobel Cup championship. These days, Seiling…

From the Trainer’s Room: Four tips that can lead to a faster recovery time

March 22nd, 2021

As sports kick into high gear with more practices and games being played, an emphasis on recovery will be a key element to maintaining performance while staving off injuries. As much as we think playing sports builds muscles, they actually break them down when they don’t get enough time and rest to repair. This breakdown…

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