Dr. Darin Padua

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  • Dr. Darin Padua - Mesa, AZ - Sports Medicine
    Dr. Darin Padua answered:

    Will strength training help my swimming?

    The majority of ACL injuries occur due to a non-contact injury mechanism, which means that there was no physical contact with another individual at the time of injury. Research indicates that non-contact ACL injuries can be prevented through an appropriately designed exercise program. An injury prevention...Read More
  • Dr. Darin Padua - Mesa, AZ - Sports Medicine
    Dr. Darin Padua answered:

    What exercises might help me prevent an ACL tear from occurring again?

    There are several things you can do through exercise that may help prevent a second ACL injury.  Research shows that a lack of symmetry in single leg balance, strength, and movement biomechanics are strong predictors of someone suffering another ACL injury.  Thus, to prevent this from happening it would be beneficial to include...Read More
  • Dr. Darin Padua - Mesa, AZ - Sports Medicine
    Dr. Darin Padua answered:

    Will strength training help my swimming?

    The majority of ACL injuries occur due to a non-contact injury mechanism, which means that there was no physical contact with another individual at the time of injury. Research indicates that non-contact ACL injuries can be prevented through an appropriately designed exercise program. An injury prevention...Read More
  • Dr. Darin Padua - Mesa, AZ - Sports Medicine
    Dr. Darin Padua answered:

    How does stretching prevent injuries in people who work out?

    Regular stretching is critical to maintaining normal joint motion, especially in those who are physically active. During physical activity the muscles are constantly contracting and are prone to developing excessive tightness. 
    Muscle groups that are especially prone to developing tightness are...Read More
  • Dr. Darin Padua - Mesa, AZ - Sports Medicine
    Dr. Darin Padua answered:

    How can I prevent running injuries?

    There are several different types of injuries that commonly occur in runners:
    1. Patellofemoral pain (pain underneath the knee cap, typically on the outside portion)
    2. IT band friction syndrome (tightness of the IT band causes it to constantly rub over the femur as the knee flexes and extends during
    ...Read More
  • Dr. Darin Padua - Mesa, AZ - Sports Medicine
    Dr. Darin Padua answered:

    Will strength training help my swimming?

    The majority of ACL injuries occur due to a non-contact injury mechanism, which means that there was no physical contact with another individual at the time of injury. Research indicates that non-contact ACL injuries can be prevented through an appropriately designed exercise program. An injury prevention...Read More
  • Dr. Darin Padua - Mesa, AZ - Sports Medicine
    Dr. Darin Padua answered:

    How can I prevent running injuries?

    There are several different types of injuries that commonly occur in runners:
    1. Patellofemoral pain (pain underneath the knee cap, typically on the outside portion)
    2. IT band friction syndrome (tightness of the IT band causes it to constantly rub over the femur as the knee flexes and extends during
    ...Read More
  • Dr. Darin Padua - Mesa, AZ - Sports Medicine
    Dr. Darin Padua answered:

    How does stretching prevent injuries in people who work out?

    Regular stretching is critical to maintaining normal joint motion, especially in those who are physically active. During physical activity the muscles are constantly contracting and are prone to developing excessive tightness. 
    Muscle groups that are especially prone to developing tightness are...Read More
  • Dr. Darin Padua - Mesa, AZ - Sports Medicine
    Dr. Darin Padua answered:

    What exercises might help me prevent an ACL tear from occurring again?

    There are several things you can do through exercise that may help prevent a second ACL injury.  Research shows that a lack of symmetry in single leg balance, strength, and movement biomechanics are strong predictors of someone suffering another ACL injury.  Thus, to prevent this from happening it would be beneficial to include...Read More
  • Dr. Darin Padua - Mesa, AZ - Sports Medicine
    via Twitter/@DarinPadua: Great to see work being done in youth athletes post ACLR. Much to be learned in this population. http://bit.ly/1n8B8Td
  • Denise Miccoli, NASM Elite Trainer - Ramsey, NJ - Fitness
    Hi Dr. Padua. Nice to meet you!
  • Roberta Rowden
    Please if anyone knows how to contact her please do so ASAP, she could be in grave danger. I'm so very worried I can hardly stand it. She is very dear to me and I'm certain to many of you too! Please help me find someone thats knows how to contact her; go to her home and see what is up!!
  • Jodie is Jammin'
    Sounds good to me. :)
  • Dr. Darin Padua - Mesa, AZ - Sports Medicine
    Dr. Darin Padua has posted a blog entry:

    A recent study by Labella et al demonstrates that a 15 minutes exercise program involving stretching, strengthening, balance, and plyometric exercises

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  • Dr. Darin Padua - Mesa, AZ - Sports Medicine
    Dr. Darin Padua has posted a blog entry:

    A recent study by Labella et al demonstrates that a 15 minutes exercise program involving stretching, strengthening, balance, and plyometric exercises

    ...Full Post