Sports Health

5 types of exercises older adults can do every day

Making exercise approachable: A guide for older adultsRegular exercise for older adults is one of the best ways to enhance and improve physical health and mental well-being when aging. There are many benefits of physical activity, including preventing or delaying age-related health concerns, which can help extend your ability to remain independent and improve overall…

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Sports Health

Why strength and resistance training can help you as you age

The importance of building muscle as we age Strength and resistance training can play an important role in healthy aging. The aging process is often associated with a decline in muscle mass, strength and physical stamina. However, incorporating simple strength and resistance training exercises can help older adults maintain muscle mass, improve mobility and reduce…

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Arm and Hand, Elbow, Hand and Wrist, Orthopedics, Sports Health

How to prevent golfer’s elbow

Golfer’s elbow is caused by repetitive motion that wears on the soft tissue near the elbow. Known clinically as medial epicondylitis, golfer’s elbow can happen to anyone. Golfer’s elbow is a soft-tissue overuse injury at the point where your forearm muscle tendons attach to the bone on the inside of your elbow. When the injury…

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KDF Marathon, Kentucky Derby Marathon Training, Sports Health

After 20 years of running, this Louisville couple prepares for another miniMarathon

EDITOR’S NOTE _ This article was first published in April 2023 as Anne and John Laun trained for the GE Appliances Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon. It’s the story of how they keep healthy while training into their 70s. Interested in training with Norton Sports Health this year? Sign up here to join the Norton Sports…

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Patient stories - Norton Healthcare, Sports Health

MLB pitcher Brandon Pfaadt returns home to Louisville to train for the upcoming baseball season

It’s 10 a.m., just a few days before Christmas. Several people have braved the December cold. Their destination — the Norton Sports Health Performance & Wellness Center. Some are older adults preparing for their weekly fitness classes. Others are college athletes, in the building to begin a pre-holiday workout. But among the few dozen people…

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Patient stories - Norton Healthcare, Sports Health

Norton Sports Health social worker coaches Bellarmine University athletes to reach peak mental performance

It’s Thursday afternoon at Knights Hall, and the sounds of leather hitting hardwood signal the Bellarmine University men’s basketball team is ready to start practice. Shooting drills dominate this afternoon’s day on the court — catch and shoot, two-dribble pullups, pick-and-pop. It’s easy to see how this physical training would translate to in-game performance. At…

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Ortho - Foot and Ankle, Orthopedics, Sports - Foot and Ankle, Sports Health

Recovering from Achilles tendon rupture, tendinitis and other injuries

Probably the most severe Achilles tendon injury is a rupture, or complete tear, of the tendon. An Achilles rupture — a severing of the tendon that connects the calf muscle and your heel bone — often results in sudden pain in the back of your ankle and lower leg, accompanied by a snapping or popping sound….

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Sports Health

Detoxing after vacation? Look at diet, exercise and sleep

Eventually, the sun will set on a warm-weather vacation, leaving beaches and other activities in the rearview mirror. For many, re-acclimating into day-to-day diet and exercise routines may bring up thoughts of detoxing after vacation. “Slowly getting back to it is the best detox,” said Marisa Faibish, M.S., R.D., CSSD, LDN, lead performance dietitian at…

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Brand Feature, Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, Sports Health

Supporting the whole athlete with Norton Sports Health

2020 was a year unlike any other in recent history. Defined by the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was a time marked by anxiety, frustration and rapid change, but for many, it was also a time for growth and reflection. That was the case for Tiff Haub, who began working toward a master’s degree…

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Sports Health

Providing medical care to jockeys happens beyond the first Saturday in May

As the official medical provider of Churchill Downs, Norton Healthcare has seen its share of injuries sustained by jockeys. But care of these elite athletes goes beyond the first Saturday in May and issues that may occur during training or racing. The health of jockeys is a focus of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority,…

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Norton Sports Health is off to the races with the Jockey Care Clinic

Churchill Downs is home to hundreds of horse races each year. Norton Sports Health is on hand to provide medical care for jockeys at each one of these contests — from small-field maiden races all the way up to the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks. We all know and love “the most exciting two minutes…

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KDF Marathon, Kentucky Derby Marathon Training, Sports Health

How to prepare for a long run

We have some great tips on how to prepare for a long run as race day for the GE Appliances Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon/Marathon approaches. Trust your training: You have been training for weeks or even months, so trust that this pivotal longest training run will feel great and come naturally. Expect the unexpected: Your…

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