Author Archives: Dr. Kimball

Common Athlete Injuries: Fractures

Athlete in the city stretching before a run

A fracture can happen to anyone. But athletes are especially susceptible. In fact, 10% of all athlete injuries are fractures—and they can take up to nine weeks to heal. A fracture occurs when a bone cracks or breaks. A fracture is typically either an open or closed fracture. The difference? An open fracture is a clean […]

6 Snacks You Should Munch on Post-Workout

Post Workout Snacks

The post-workout period is just as important as the workout itself. An intense workout also means focusing on your post-training nutritional needs. This includes figuring out what to eat to replenish your body’s energy stores and rebuilding and repairing damaged tissue1. When people exercise on a regular basis, their muscles experience a continuous cycle of […]

Why Your Muscles Need a Little TLC

Muscles

When was the last time you sat down and thought about your muscles? Probably not anytime in the last few weeks, months, or even years. In fact, most of us don’t consciously think about our muscles. They’re a functional part of our body that lets us walk, run, sit, and stand. But muscles are more […]

BCAAs vs Forté Amino Acid: What You Want to Know

BCAA and Forté Amino

Most everyone has heard of an amino acid—even if they aren’t quite sure what it is. But, if you are an athlete of any kind or consider yourself an avid exerciser, you know the important role amino acids play in injury recovery and stamina. Since Forté Amino Acid is often recommended to and used by […]

Why You’re Wasting Your Money on One-Per-Day Vitamins

One-a-Day Vitamins

Single pill vitamins do what they say on the package—they’re vitamins that you take once a day. Although the convenience seems great, these vitamins come with their own set of drawbacks. In almost all cases, they aren’t worth your money. You will be much better off putting your trust in more comprehensive supplements. Jack of […]

Why You Need Good Nutrition After Brain Injuries

Nutrition and TBIs

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s) are a hot topic. Unfortunately, they’re much more common than most people realize—they are not just limited to sports. A TBI is an injury to the brain that caused by a blow or jolt to the head. Over 2.5 million adults & children sustain a TBI every year1. In 2013 alone, […]

5 Stats You’ll Want to Know About Traumatic Brain Injuries

TBI Stats

It’s simple. We are not as aware as we should be about the prevalence of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). You may think that because your child doesn’t play football, they are not at risk. Maybe you see yourself as a careful driver so getting in an accident that could cause a TBI is unlikely. You […]

Recovering from Surgery in 5 Simple Steps

Recovering from Surgery Steps

Arriving home following an operation is usually a time of great relief. The surgery is complete, you’ve been discharged from hospital and you’re now looking forward to recovering in the comfort of your own home. The worst is over. Or so you thought. But according to a 2010 study published in the Journal Archives of […]

Why Traumatic Brain Injuries Should Be on Your Radar

Traumatic Brain Injuries

This month is Brain Injury Awareness Month. The purpose of this month is to raise awareness of brain injuries and provide support to those who need it. Traumatic brain injuries go beyond athletic concussions. And they are more common than you think. In fact, every nine seconds someone in the United States sustains a brain […]