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Author Archives: Kimber Rozier, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Kimber Rozier is a decorated rugby player for the USA and strength coach who loves sharing her knowledge through writing. As an author, her contribution to Stack, EliteFTS, Men’s Health, and more showcase her expertise across multiple fields. As the assistant coach of women’s rugby at multiple Division I universities, an NSCA certified strength and conditioning specialist, Precision Nutrition nutritionist, and personal trainer, she continues to advocate performance, fitness, weight loss, and an healthy lifestyle.

Recent Posts

Injury Management

IT Band Syndrome - Causes and Treatment

Iliotibial Band (IT Band) syndrome is one of two conditions with the nickname “runner’s knee”. The other, patellofemoral syndrome, also comes from overuse, so it’s easy to confuse the two. While patellofemoral syndrome results in discomfort around the knee cap, IT band syndrome causes pain on the outside of the knee. Combine certain muscular imbalances with the daily dedication of runners, and you can get lateral knee issues. IT band syndrome brings anywhere from mild irritation to extreme pain for some. But what exactly causes it, and what can you do about it? [...]

Top Injuries for Volleyball: How to Manage Them and Recover Quickly

Volleyball’s repetitive jumping, diving, and explosive overhead movements create ideal conditions for injury. While most acute injuries are difficult to avoid, they can be managed and treated to get back on the court quickly. Overuse injuries, on the other hand, come from fatigue and strain with chronic adverse conditions. Regardless of how injuries arise, they can sideline even the best volleyball player. To help you stay on the court, we’ve put together the most common volleyball injuries and how to treat them. [...]

Ankle/Foot

Get Back on Your Feet with these Five Tips for Relieving Plantar Fasciitis Pain

We’re on our feet constantly, but no one knows how often more than someone with plantar fasciitis. Constant pain in the bottom of your foot disturbs any shot at a productive day. We’re here to explain what exactly is going on down there, and how to get back on your feet with these five tips to relieve plantar fasciitis pain. [...]

Calf

Shin Splints Driving You Crazy? Try These Four Tips to Ease Your Pain...

Chronic pain around the inner part of your shin is maddening to anyone attempting to go about their day in a normal fashion. For the active among us, we’re constantly on our feet at work and in recreation. Shin splints severely interrupt a morning ritual of pounding the pavement, with every step sending shooting pain throughout your lower leg. [...]

Injury Management, Injury Prevention

The Most Common Injuries in Pickleball and How to Manage Them

“You can’t get hurt during pickleball, can you?” Of course you can! While its popularity in recreation has risen due to the slower, lower-intensity nature, any regular pickleball player knows it can get challenging in the heat of the moment. According the the USA Pickleball Association, pretty much every joint from shoulder down can be injured while playing, and the best way to avoid this is a good warm-up. If these common injuries do happen while playing pickleball, what do you do about it? [...]

Injury Management, Calf

Top Injuries For Runners And How to Avoid Them

If you’re a runner, you either have personal experience, or know someone who has had a run-in with shin splints. Shin splints, also known as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, are usually characterized by general pain in the anterior leg that continues post-exercise. This pesky pain can hinder any runner’s stride and sneak up on your training. Fortunately, there’s a way to prevent them. [...]

Knee, Youth

How Compression can Help Management of Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease

Despite being a mouthful to say, Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease (OSD) is a very common injury in young athletes. It’s incredibly painful to those who suffer from it, and many parents search for ways to help while keeping their kids in the game. If you’ve got a child with Osgood-Schlatter’s, take a look at what exactly it is and how compression can help. [...]

Injury Prevention

Recovery and the Aging Process: Tips on How to Stay Active as You Get Older

Getting older is unavoidable. We all come face-to-face with the annoying effects of aging eventually. One of those downsides is slower, less efficient recovery from exercise or stress. If you’re getting older, you’ve definitely felt it. Some things just don’t work like they used to. The good news? You can do something about it. [...]

Knee, Youth, Ankle/Foot

How Sever’s Disease Affects Young Athletes

A disease with a name similar to “severe” might sound daunting, but Sever’s disease is a fairly common disorder caused by inflammation of growth plates in the foot. [...]

Injury Prevention, Youth

Tips for avoiding injury in young athletes

If your kid plays an organized sport, odds are they’re either a) running around between 15 different sports/activities or b) so busy with the demands of one they might as well be a professional athlete. Therefore, your children spend their time in sports overtraining, and then they go to school and sit for hours, tightening up those muscles. While their young age might make them a little better at rebounding, they’re still growing, learning important movement patterns, and need rest and recovery just like we all do. [...]

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