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  1. Run Faster - Improving Your Athlete’s Speed

    Stand on the sideline of your child's next game and listen.  Listen to the coaches.  More importantly, listen to the parents.  I am willing to bet you'll hear "Run!  Run!"  "Get to the ball!"  "Go!  Go!"  Unfortunately all of the well intentioned encouragement your voice can muster will do little to make your player faster.

    Speed drills.  Plyometrics.  Weight training.  Form.  Efficiency. …

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  2. About heel and knee pain in kids

    In recent, years the number of kids experiencing acute and overuse injuries has risen dramatically.  The physical and physiological differences between kids and adults are obvious.  Simply put, those differences make kids more susceptible to injury. 

    First, kids generally have a larger surface area to mass ratio and lack the natural protection strength offers.  Their heads are proportionately…

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  3. How to tell if your kid has Sever’s Disease.

    So, how do you tell if your kid’s heel pain is related to Sever’s Disease or some other condition or injury?  There is a very simple test you can do to better understand what is behind their pain.  One of the most distinguishing characteristic of Sever’s Disease is very sharp, intense pain on both sides of the heel near the top of the heel bone to the sides of the Achilles tendon and just below the…

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  4. What is Sever’s Disease?

    Sever’s disease, also known as calcaneal apophysitis or calcaneoapophysitis, was first described by Haglund in 1907, although Sever has received more credit for describing the condition.  Sever’s injury (calcaneal apophysitis) is considered to be the dominant cause of heel pain among children between 8 and 15 years.  The typical age of the patient is 8 to 15 years. The condition is most commonly seen…

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  5. Why do my kid’s heels hurt?

    In recent, years that has been a dramatic increase in the number of kids experiencing acute and overuse injuries.
    There are physical and physiological differences between kids and adults that may make them more susceptible to injury.  Children have larger surface area to mass ratio, larger heads proportionately, and may be too small for some protective equipment; cartilage may be immature and more…

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  6. NxtMile introduces youth soccer insole; more product launches planned for 2012.

    NxtMile, a Madison, Wisconsin-based company, has launched a new insole for youth soccer players. The insole is engineered to address common causes of foot pain in young athletes, including Sever’s Disease, Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease, and over-training. NxtMile Sport Insoles are designed to be age and sport specific, better aligning the athlete’s body with each sport’s footwear and movements. Abrupt…

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  7. NxtMile launches Sport Insoles for young soccer players.

    NxtMile is among the exhibitors attending the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) in Philadelphia, PA January 14-16, 2010. The NSCAA is the largest association of coaches in the world. More than 8,000 soccer coaches and club administrators from around the U.S. will attend. The Exhibit Hall at the NSCAA Convention is the nation’s largest soccer-specific trade show with approximately…

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  8. NxtMile and i-Generator partner to design sport specific insoles.

    i-Generator and NxtMile have completed the design of a series of specific insoles for adult and youth athletes. NxtMile Sport Insoles are designed to match the geometry and performance characteristics of a variety of cleated turf and court footwear. Insole models have been tailored to soccer, baseball/softball, basketball, football, and lacrosse. Each of these sports requires specialized footwear…

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