CPR / AED Certification
We now offer in cooperation with the Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program & American Heart Association the CPR Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and AED Automated External Defibrillation Certification. Instruction may take place individually or in groups as scheduled. Call us to schedule a time and for pricing information at 904.477.9291.
STOP The Bleed
Precious moments count when injury involving loss of blood occurs. Learn to use the life saving training and principles of STOP the BLEED. Classes are available. Please contact us for further information.
Concussion – “When in Doubt, Sit Them Out”
Concussion is a brain trauma. Only one symptom or sign is needed to have a concussion and must be taken seriously. Returning to play too soon (with unresolved symptoms) following a concussion can create a life threatening situation called Second Impact Syndrome. This is a real concern for anyone, not just athletes, especially in the adolescent, as their brains are still developing. Making the proper and safe return to play decision is one that should be made by a licensed Physician (MD/DO) that is knowledgeable and trained in concussion.
After a brain injury, Florida law requires a safe return to activity through a process and protocols that must be adhered to. This is vital to one’s long term brain health. If you believe you have signs and symptoms of a concussion, seek your school’s athletic trainer who will administer a series of tests and refer you to a licensed Physician (MD/DO).
Some of the tools we utilize are, but not limited to, a Sideline Concussion Assessment Test (SCAT5) administered by a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), a symptom checklist, neurological examination, balance testing, neuro sociological testing and a progressive exercise exertion program supervised by an ATC, coach, or trained healthcare professional.
Contact us for additional concussion information @ 904.477.9291
Heat & Hydration
Exercise and working in the heat can be dangerous. Drink plenty of fluids before, during and after exertion. It is proven that replacing and replenishing fluids impact your performance. Avoid stimulants and supplements that drain fluids from the body. Avoid drinks with elevated amounts of caffeine, sugar, or high fructose corn syrup that make unfounded claims to boost your energy.
Watch this video Cold Therapy Guide for Heat Illness to learn how to “Prepare, Respond and Treat Heat Stroke.”
Heat stroke is 100% preventable!
Tips for Rest, Recovery & Nutrition
Make sure you allow plenty of time for rest and recovery between activity.
Brain Health: Dopamine = Energy & Focus
- Creates brain energy
- Enhances testosterone production
- Keeps you mentally & physically energized throughout the day
- Controls the body’s ability to turn food into fuel
- Controls Food Cravings
- Sources: eggs, animal proteins, protein powder, yogurt, mangoes, tomatoes, red peppers, raspberries, strawberries, watermelon, carrots, walnuts, bell peppers, golden zucchini, grapefruit, tofu, spinach, green peppers, zucchini, avocado, kiwis, pears, blueberries, & blackberries
Brain Health: Serotonin = Reset Button
- Off switch for the brain and body
- Important for mood, restoration, and quality sleep
- Induces relaxation and is best increased after workouts and in the evening
- Sources: red, golden & green apples, raspberries, strawberries, red cherries, kale
Brain Health: Acetylcholine = Mental Quickness
- Provides lubrication and insulation for muscles, bones, and other internal systems
- Low levels cause declined mental and physical quickness
- Low acetylcholine levels often crave fat fried foods
- Sources: eggs, fish, kidney beans, pineapple, chick peas, soybeans, asparagus, fava beans, black beans, & passion fruit