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Pulled Muscles & Injury Prevention from the IOC

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has some solutions that elite athletes use... and now so can you.
Air Date: 4/15/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Michael Bergeron, PhD, FACSM
Michael BergeronMichael F. Bergeron, PhD, FACSM, is the Executive Director of the National Youth Sports Health & Safety Institute and a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota at the Sanford USD Medical Center. He also has an appointment as a Senior Scientist in Sanford Children's Health Research Center. Internationally recognized for his research and leadership in exercise-heat stress and youth athletic health, Dr. Bergeron is a Fellow and past Trustee of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and is currently a member of the National Federation of State High School Associations Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the Academic Advisory Board for the International Olympic Committee postgraduate Diploma Program in Sports Medicine. Dr. Bergeron serves as an Editorial Board member for the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism and Journal of Athletic Training. He also serves as a clinical and scientific consultant to the WTA (Women's Tennis Association) professional tour medical services.

Dr. Bergeron has worked with numerous youth, collegiate, and professional athletes on appropriately and safely enhancing athletic capacity and resilience by providing individualized and sport-specific training and nutrition/hydration guidance, with a particular emphasis on preparation, competition, and recovery strategies in the heat and helping athletes to avoid exertional heat illness and injury.
Pulled Muscles & Injury Prevention from the IOC
Have you ever pulled a muscle? While not necessarily considered a major injury, it still hurts!

It can even keep you from exercising for quite some time.

The key is to stop it from happening in the first place.

Do you know the proper stretching and warm-up exercises to prevent injuries while exercising or playing sports?

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has some solutions that elite athletes use... and now so can you.

Mike Bergeron, PhD, FASCM, and  Executive Director of the National Youth Sports Health & Safety Institute,joins Melanie Cole, MS, to give tips and information on preventing injuries so you can keep exercising, playing sports, and working out without pause.

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