Dr. Andres Castellanos

Words cannot fully express the loss felt from the passing of Dr. Andres Castellanos. An amazing friend, surgeon, husband and father, Dr. Castellanos was full of life and had a palpable spirit that always inspired us. Dr. Castellanos remains a profound part of the Vincera family and his spirit lives on in all of us. - Dr. Meyers & the entire Vincera Team

We are lucky enough to have many memories with Andres, including this April at the Vincera Children's Classic.

Motivation in Athletes

Sports: What Motivates Athletes? How can athletes maximize their motivation?
Jim Taylor Ph.D. Originally posted on Psychology Today on Oct 30, 2009
Motivation is the foundation all athletic effort and accomplishment. Without your desire and determination to improve your sports performances, all of the other mental factors, confidence, intensity, focus, and emotions, are meaningless. To become the best athlete you can be, you must be motivated to do what it takes to maximize your ability and achieve your goals.

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History & Physical Examination

In addition to imaging, it is important to consider both history and physical examination when diagnosing core muscle injuries. Histories should be conducted with careful attention to three sets of diagnoses: core muscle injuries; hip; and “other causes.” Because core muscle injuries result primarily from muscular disruption, the pain is often initiated by forceful activities such as sprinting and changes of direction. The pain may also affect normal activities such as coughing, sneezing or rolling over in bed at night. The pain may vary from side to side, depending on patterns of compensation, and involve multiple sites of soft tissue attachments such as the rectus abdominis and specific adductor muscles. The inflammatory response associated with the osteitis pubis that sometimes accompanies core muscle injuries may cause tenderness and pain particularly after cessation of activities.   

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How to Hydrate with Food

by Laura Ferro, Holistoc Health Coach & Private Chef

All we hear during the summer months is “Stay hydrated!” So we automatically assume to grab a glass or a bottle of water and start chugging. Well we don’t just have to drink to stay hydrated, we can eat too (yes!) No more feeling water bloated (and having to run to the bathroom all the time) this summer to just stay hydrated! Let’s look into the top 5 hydration foods to add to our everyday meals.

Cucumbers Cucumber_and_cross_section

This summer veggie has a 96.7% water content. Add cucumbers to a salad, puree it with a non-fat yogurt with some herbs and make a cucumber soon, or just dunk them in your favorite hummus. Simply adding cucumbers to a meal will help you keep hydrated.

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