Gayle Anderson was live in Gardena with Erich C. Nall, known as Coach E, who has worked with several NFL players who have been injured as well as those who want to prevent injuries.
Gayle Anderson was live in Gardena with Erich C. Nall, known as Coach E, who has worked with several NFL players who have been injured as well as those who want to prevent injuries, including Brandon Mebane #92, DT Seattle Seahawks and Raheem Moore #26, Safety for the Denver Broncos.
Coach E is a certified fitness trainer and nutritionist who has spent the past 25 years studying and learning from the best in sports training and conditioning. He is the owner and founder of Ultimate Transformations Training in Los Angeles and is a contributing writer for a weekly column in Our Weekly Los Angeles, Volleball Magazine, The Los Angeles Sentinel, and most recently, The Los Angeles Wave Newspaper. He is also a frequent guest host on KJLH 102.3 FM in Los Angeles.
Ultimate Transformations Training
14752 Crenshaw Boulevard, Suite 350
Gardena, CA 90249
1639 West Rosencrans Avenue
Gardena, CA 90249
Now that Super Bowl XLVIII is over, the off-season is the time for players to heal and prepare for the start of a new season. A recent report by the NFL announced a 13 percent drop in concussions and a 23 percent drop in helmet-to-helmet hits from last year. According to Jeff Miller, NFL senior vice president of health and safety policy, the NFL had 228 diagnosed concussions during the 2013 preseason and regular season combined, down from 261 in 2012.
Although sports journalists predicted that 2013 would be the year of ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries in the NFL, the official report announced that ACL injuries were down, falling from 57 in the 2013 preseason and regular season, compared to 63 in the 2012 season. However, the independent platform ACL Recovery Club counted 62 ACL injuries during the 2013 season, which was supported by ESPN. According to MMQB blogger, Peter King, the 2013 NFL season has the highest number of ACL injuries on record. King reports that the total number of ACL injuries in the past five seasons has ranged from 48 in 2011 to 56 in 2009 and 2012.
About 150,000 ACL injuries occur in the U.S. each year, according to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Athletes who participate in high demand sports like football, basketball and soccer are more likely to injure their anterior cruciate ligaments.
The NFL also reported that the rate of MCL (medial collateral ligament) injuries were relatively flat with 133 this year and 132 last year. The medial collateral ligament is a band of tissues on the inside of your knee that connects your thighbone to your lower leg bone and prevents your knee from bending inward.
Patients who suffer from knee injuries have several options to aide in recovery ranging from knee surgery to aquatic therapy and crosstraining.
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