Invited Commentary: 3 Reasons Why Hockey Players have “Tight Hips”

The following article was written by Matt Kelly, MScPT who is a physiotherapist and former Canadian junior hockey player.  Matt has worked with athletes of all levels including high school, collegiate and professional. He is also one of the main contributors for Be Elite Rehab and Performance.  One common complaint I hear from athletes in general, but…

Lateral Hip Pain? Time to Stop Blaming the Poor Bursa…

Lateral hip pain is a very common occurrence amongst the general population and even more-so for middle-aged women, who demonstrate a 4x higher prevalence then men. In fact, literature has found that 23.5% of women over the age of 50 indicate having persistent lateral hip pain (15% unilateral and 8.5% bilateral)1. Pain in this region…

Early Sport Specialization…

Growing up and playing competitive hockey, my goal was always to obtain a college scholarship and maybe, just maybe make it to that next level. So, I did what any other talented young athlete would do, listen to well-meaning coaches and scouts and focus all of my energy on MY sport at a young age. I thoroughly enjoyed playing hockey and was happy to play 2 hours, 5 times a week year-round…