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At Peak Interviews: John Gallucci Jr., JAG Physical Therapy Founder, Major League Soccer Medical Coordinator and At Peak Workout Creator

By Adam Maher John Gallucci Jr., MS, ATC, PT, DPT, is founder and president of JAG Physical Therapy,  a leader in Physical Therapy training and sports injury recovery in the tri-state area. John is also acting Medical Coordinator for Major League Soccer (MLS). Gallucci joined the At […]

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At Peak Interviews: Howard Cross, NFL Analyst and At Peak Sports Director

By Adam Maher Howard Cross is Director of Development, Football for At Peak Sports. After spending his college days at the University of Alabama and 13 years with the New York Football Giants, Mr. Cross has become a highly successful sports analyst, most recently with NBC Sports. When […]

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Study Says Overspending May Not Equal Higher Performance

By Adam Maher The Wall Street Journal recently editorialized a comprehensive study about parental involvement in youth sports and the surprisingly negative effect overspending can have on young athletes. Conducted by Utah State assistant professor and former NFL player Travis Dorsch, the study’s results were not exactly what […]

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Common Misconception: ‘Specialization’ Leads to Scholarships

These days kids are being pushed earlier and earlier to specialize in a single sport. Parents have a vision of a college scholarship and are being told by coaches that specialization is a key ingredient to achieving this goal. But studies on the topic have repeatedly proven this […]

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Elite Level Training Leads to ‘Overuse’ Injuries and Burnout

The emphasis on elite level competition, college scholarships, Olympic and National team participation is having an increasingly negative effect on youth sports, according to a position statement from the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. The position statement suggests that, “Such an excessive focus on early intensive […]

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At Peak Approves: Confessions Of An Obsessive Sports Dad

The Wall Street Journal published a worthy read about how to be clinically involved with your kids’ sports endeavors without putting too much pressure on your young athlete to succeed. Gordon Marino provides excellent advice on things he wishes he knew at the start of his journey […]

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Mayo Clinic: Smartphone app reduces readmissions by 40 percent

According to a soon to be published study, the Mayo Clinic has found that incorporating a smartphone app into cardiac rehabilitation can reduce emergency room visits and hospital readmissions by 40 percent. Patients who attended cardiac rehabilitation and used a smartphone-based app to record daily measurements such as weight […]

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MLB Players Collectively Spent 80 Years on the Disabled List in 2013

From Mashable and SimpleTherapy, MLB players are racking up sports injuries at an alarming rate. http://mashable.com/2014/03/30/baseball-injuries-infographic/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link

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Common Injuries by Sport

Unfortunately, injuries are a fact of life in the sports world.  However, many can be prevented by proper strength and conditioning exercises that are sports, gender and age specific.  The At Peak platform is helping young athletes, their parents and coaches learn more about what can be […]

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ACL Injuries in Young Female Athletes

At Peak is dedicated to helping reduce sports related injuries.  Our sports and fitness apps are bringing expert content and strength/conditioning information directly to young athletes, their parents and coaches. Here are some interesting facts about ACL injuries in young female athletes: Females have 4X-6X increased risk […]

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