We recently caught up with 6X Major League Lacrosse All Star and DonJoy Performance Athlete, Kyle Harrison. See what he had to say about preparing for his 11th season, key training tactics and his advice to young Lacrosse athletes.
Arm injuries have long been apart of baseball, however, a recent rise in ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries amongst adolescents have been at the center of attention. “Our results showed that 15 to 19 year-olds accounted for 56.7 percent of the ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (UCLR) or Tommy John surgeries performed in the US between 2007 to 2011. This is a significant increase over time with an average increase of 9.12 percent per year,” said Brandon Erickson (MD of Rush Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois). As injuries continue to rise, those within the game are looking across the diamond for a solution.
DonJoy Performance is excited to announce a new partnership with Open Gym Premier, the hub of Orange County, California basketball. Launched in 2011, Open Gym Premier is a full-service basketball organization providing camps, club teams, leagues, tournaments and training to all types of basketball enthusiasts from young basketball players to NBA players such as Kobe Bryant and James Harden.
DonJoy Performance would like to welcome 2X US National Lacrosse Team Member Kyle Harrison to the team. Harrison, who plays midfield for the Ohio Machine, will be using DonJoy Performance bracing and compression products for injury prevention, performance enhancement and recovery throughout the 2016 season, all designed to keep athletes in the game and playing their best.
One wrong step or twist of the knee could leave you on the sidelines for a year.
Athletes today are bigger, stronger and faster, yet Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries continue to rise. In fact, there are more reconstructive surgeries performed for ACL injuries than any other knee ligament injury, according to the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine .