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From the Trainer’s Room: How to stay injury-free during summer ice, inline tournaments

May 19th, 2022

It is the time of year when hockey tournaments are dominating the schedule. Whether it’s a NARCh event, State Wars, or a fun offseason ice tournament, the hockey athlete still needs to take care of their body. Tournament play brings about several variables that are not considered during a “normal” season where schedules are planned…

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

May 12th, 2022

Injuries unfortunately 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: How to diagnose, treat shoulder sprains in hockey players

May 4th, 2022

Can you tell me what a “separated shoulder” injury is? It’s not the same as a dislocated shoulder and you may be surprised to know how many professional players have sustained this injury. In fact, when I recently spoke with Joe Huff, the head athletic trainer for the Anaheim Ducks, he said it may be…

Meet Chris Phillips: owner, athletic trainer, strength and conditioning specialist

April 19th, 2022

Compete Sports Performance and Rehab owner Chris Phillips recently took time to chat with ShoutOutLA.com about his professional career. Meet Chris Phillips | Owner, Athletic Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Specialist (April 19, 2022)

From the Trainer’s Room: How does hip mobility make you a better skater?

April 15th, 2022

One of the most common requests I get from hockey players when they are referred to me for training is the need for increased hip mobility. But what does that mean? And how does better hip mobility make you a better skater in hockey? Mobility plays a significant role in improving the hockey stride. Mobility…

From the Trainer’s Room: As the offseason arrives, now what?

April 7th, 2022

One of the big mistakes that the most committed youth athletes make is training the same way in-season that they do in the offseason. No one training model is perfect. Start with the problem at hand and let that dictate the plan on how to solve the problem. Below is a very broad plan for…

Compete Sports Performance & Rehab earns annual honors from Lake Forest Award Program

March 25th, 2022

Compete Sports Performance and Rehab has been selected for the 2022 Best of Lake Forest Award in the Personal Training category by the Lake Forest Award Program. Each year, the Lake Forest Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies…

From the Trainer’s Room: Why an athletic trainer?

March 17th, 2022

“Providing Healthcare Everywhere.” That is the 2022 slogan for National Athletic Training Month. But where is “everywhere?” Athletic trainers provide a unique perspective and skill set that is valuable in many different settings. You can find athletic trainers in what is considered their traditional roles on the sidelines of high school games, professional sports, and…

San Francisco’s Lee pitches fourth straight shutout as U.S. wins Paralympic sled hockey gold medal

March 13th, 2022

Declan Farmer tallied two goals and an assist, including the game-winning goal, and Jen Lee (San Francisco) posted a 16 save shutout as the 2022 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team defeated Canada 5-0 today in the goal medal game of the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. “I’m just so incredibly proud of this team,”…

From the Trainer’s Room: Training by the numbers

March 11th, 2022

Hockey players love their numbers when it comes to performance. How hard is my shot? How fast can I skate from here to there? The booming world of sports science has brought data collection on hockey performance to a new level. Where the stopwatch used to be the go-to tool for measurement, now everyone has…

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