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Spine Condition Forces Kaitlyn Farrington to Retire

Kaitlyn Farrington (center) at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) A spine condition has caused snowboarder Kaitlyn Farrington to retire less than a year after winning the halfpipe gold medal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, according to her Instagram. Farrington, 25, revealed that she has had congenital cervical stenosis since she was born, but she only discovered the […]

Former Olympic Champion Amy Van Dyken Severs Spine in Accident

Amy Van Dyken at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games (AP Photo/David Longstreath) (Reuters) – Former Olympic swimming champion Amy Van Dyken is recovering in a hospital after severing her spine in a quad-bike accident, her family said in a statement on Monday. The family said Van Dyken crashed her all-terrain vehicle on Friday night and […]

Matthias Mayer injured in training

Matthias Mayer, the Austrian downhill Olympic Champion from Sochi 2014 has suffered a medial ligament tear in his right knee and a bruised spine after a fall earlier today during giant slalom training on the Pitztal Glacier. Mayer will not be at the start of the World Cup Opener in Soelden. “It’s a blessing in […]

Amy Van Dyken is Returning Home

Amy Van Dyken (REUTERS/Craig Hospital) By Seth Rubinroit Amy Van Dyken is set to return to her home in Arizona for the first time since the quad-bike accident that severed her spine and left her paralyzed on June 6. The retired swimmer, who won six Olympic gold medals, has not stepped foot in her house […]

Amy Van Dyken to be Released from Hospital

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U.S. swim star Van Dyken back in pool to battle paralysis

(Reuters) – Olympic swimming champion Amy Van Dyken said she finally felt “normal” when she took to the pool recently as part of her rehabilitation program following an all-terrain vehicle accident that left her partially paralyzed. But Van Dyken, one of the most decorated Olympic swimmers of all time, is still struggling to train herself […]

Despite paralysis, swim star Van Dyken in good spirits at Denver hospital

(Reuters) – Olympic swimming champion Amy Van Dyken said she was excited to be starting her new life on Wednesday as she arrived partially paralyzed at a hospital near her hometown of Denver for specialist treatment after severing her spine in an all-terrain vehicle accident. Van Dyken, 41, whose six gold medals make her one […]

Amy Van Dyken Moves to Hospital in Colorado on Road to Recovery

Amy Van Dyken (AP Photo/David Longstreath) By Max Meyer Gold-medal winning Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken is on to her next chapter in her road to recovery after suffering a severed spine in an all-terrain vehicle accident on June 9. Van Dyken will be flying from Scottsdale, Ariz. to Colorado, where she will be recovering at […]

Olympic champ Van Dyken posts picture of herself smiling after injury

(Reuters) – Olympic swimming champion Amy Van Dyken said on Tuesday she was “doing great” and posted a photo to social media showing her smiling in the hospital four days after severing her spine in a quad-bike accident. “Doing great today,” she said on Twitter. “Making progress. First day I sat up. Thank you all […]

Race To Recovery: Achilles Tendonitis

This week we head to D.I.S.C. Sports & Spine Center to get recovery tips on the common injury of Achilles Tendonitis. Dr. Gary Brazina, MD FACS, Orthopedic Surgeon talks about the special care needed to prevent further injury down the line.

Training & Recovery: Race To Recovery: Preventing Concussions

This week, we head back to D.I.S.C. to speak with Neurological Spine Surgeon, Dr. Robert S. Bray, Jr., about the importance of head injury prevention. Many athletes don’t realize that cumulative minor head injuries have a long-lasting effect.

Race To Recovery: Sciatica Pain

Dr. Robert S. Bray, Jr., Neurological Spine Surgeon and founder of the DISC Sports & Spine Center, talks with us about Sciatica, the inflammation of the lowest nerve. He gives prevention tips for athletes that will help reduce their susceptibility.

Race To Recovery: Plantar Faciitis

On this edition of Race to Recovery, we speak with D.I.S.C. Sport & Spine Center’s Podiatrist/Surgeon Dr. James Wang about proper prevention methods for plantar fasciitis. Dr. Wang also gives tips on how athletes can recover from this common foot injury.

Race To Recovery: Runner’s Knee

We went to D.I.S.C. Sport and Spine Center to get recovery tips from the experts of common sports injuries. This week we speak to Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Gary Brazina, on what causes Runner’s Knee and tips for a speedy recovery.

Equinox Tips: Marathon Strength Training: Week 9

Just as there are superfoods, there are supermoves, exercises so dynamic and effective that they confer a particularly significant benefit and thus deserve a permanent place in your repertoire. One such move is the focal point of this week’s series, and it’s got Tier 4 coach Jason Skinner using superlatives. “Week 9 holds a special place […]

Plushenko has surgery to replace spinal disc

By Gennady Fyodorov Jan 31 (Reuters) – Former Olympic champion Yevgeny Plushenko underwent successful back surgery in Tel Aviv on Thursday to replace a deteriorated disc in his spine. “Yevgeny had an operation to remove one of his spinal discs with a synthetic one,” the Russian’s long-time coach Alexei Mishin told Reuters. “The doctor who […]

Yearender: Armstrong case sends shockwaves, Britain rules

By Julien Pretot PARIS, Dec 28 (Reuters) – The Lance Armstrong scandal left a huge gap in cycling’s record books and further tainted the sport in a year when Britain experienced Olympic bliss in the wake of Bradley Wiggins’ Tour de France title. Armstrong was banned for life and stripped of his record seven Tour […]

Twenty golden moments of the 2012 Games

Usain Bolt (JAM) wins the gold in the men’s 200m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) By Alan Baldwin LONDON, Aug 12 (Reuters) – The London Olympics were packed with sporting highlights, personal dramas and emotional highs and lows. Here are 20 golden moments from the Games. […]

Rupp runs down Lagat for U.S. distance double

Galen Rupp (R) and Bernard Lagat finish in the men’s 5,000 meters final at the U.S. Olympic athletics trials in Eugene, Oregon June 28, 2012. (REUTERS/Steve Dipaola) By Gene Cherry EUGENE, Oregon, June 28 (Reuters) – Galen Rupp ran down favorite Bernard Lagat to win a spine-tingling 5,000 meters and secure the first men’s long […]

Return to Russia brings Tatyana McFadden ‘tons of fulfillment’

Tatyana McFadden of the United States competes in the Women’s 1500m T54 final during day seven of the IPC Athletics Championships at QE II Park on January 28, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images) Although content with her life in the U.S., Paralympian Tatyana McFadden always wanted to visit the Russian […]


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