Eric Beard , NASM Expert

Bio

Eric is passionate about helping others move better, feel better and, live better. Eric is currently the Director of Advanced Education and a Master Instructor for the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He is also Adjunct Faculty for the California University of Pennsylvania. He practices manual therapy and corrective exercise by appointment as well as delivers powerful presentations internationally. In the past he has lead dynamic teams of trainers at the Longfellow Sports Club in Natick, MA, Boston Sports Clubs and 24 Hour Fitness. He also directed the injury prevention and athletic performance enhancement program for the New England Academy of Tennis.

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High school basketball players in the United States suffered 2.5 million injuries over six seasons and athletic trainers dealt with many of them, a new study finds.

    Researchers examined data from basketball players aged 13 to 19 who were treat...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine/rehabilitation:

    MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Massage therapy can help ease sore muscles and improve blood flow for people who are active as well as for those who do not exercise, a small study finds.

    Those effects can last for more than 72 hours, researchers found...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- High school athletes who suffer from concussions are complying more with the recommended return-to-play guidelines, according to new research.

    Compliance was tracked from 2005 through 2013, using a database of high school sports-related injuries, sai...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some parents and coaches think kids who focus on one sport early on will boost their chances of a college scholarship or pro career. But a new study casts doubt on that idea.

    In a study of undergraduates at the University of California, Los Ang...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular aerobic workouts increase the size of the brain's memory area in older women and may help slow the progression of dementia, according to a small new study.

    It included 86 women, aged 70 to 80, who had mild mem...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- College freshmen football players show signs of having stiffer blood vessels than their leaner peers who don't play football, according to new research.

    Exactly what that means for players' later heart health isn't yet clear.

    "The foo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    FRIDAY, March 28 HealthDay News) -- Physical exercise at a young age increases bone health, and those benefits continue with age, a new study of baseball players finds.

    And people who continue to exercise as they grow older have even greater bone health benefits, said lead researcher Stu...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The best way to celebrate "March Madness" is to get out and shoot some hoops yourself, an expert says.

    Watching the NCAA basketball tournament on television can be fun, but actually playing the game provides you with a number of health benefits, ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Ever since the advent of the "X Games" in the mid-1990s, Americans have embraced so-called extreme sports such as mountain biking, skateboarding and snowboarding.

    But experts are warning that the fun can quickly turn to tragedy when amateurs try ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with certain kinds of arthritis are among groups of patients who are most vulnerable to serious pain after undergoing knee replacement surgery, a new study finds.

    General anesthesia and longer time in a tourniquet also appear to contribut...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When someone suffers a concussion, it can be hard to tell how serious it is and how long recovery will take, but a new blood test might help answer those questions.

    Swedish researchers report they have found a way to test blood for a protein ca...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who drink high-caffeine energy beverages such as Red Bull or Monster may be more likely to use alcohol, drugs and cigarettes, a new study suggests.

    The findings suggest that the same personality traits that attract kids to energy drinks -- su...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The idea that many people involved in car crashes are quick to "lawyer up" with an injury claim might be off base.

    A new study finds that long-term pain is common among people who have been in crashes, but most of them do not take legal action.<...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Orthopedics:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Certain types of fractures may indicate lower bone strength in children, a new study suggests.

    For the study, published online Jan. 7 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, researchers compared bone strength in 115 boys and girls, ag...Full Article

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