Staying Strong at 93: A Football Fan’s Secret

By Drew Munhausen “I’ve had Texans season tickets since their first season in 2002,” Jean Gaines said as she was doing a step-up exercise at the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute Performance Lab. Gaines, a 93-year-old football fan with a determination to stay in shape, visits the Institute twice a week as part of [Continue Reading]

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Back in the Game–Just in Time for Friday Night Lights

By EJane Hughson Myers Last year was one of the most challenging years my family has ever experienced, but let me back up. We are the Myers family. My husband, Monty, and I are the proud parents of two children.  Ian, who is a senior in high school and Emily, is a sophomore at Texas [Continue Reading]

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Helping Student Athletes Prepare For Hot Practices

Soon, area high school football players will be leaving their air-conditioned homes and heading back to the field in full pads. The afternoon Houston heat can be brutal, but athletes can make the transition easier by getting acclimatized beforehand. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, acclimatization is the beneficial physiological adaptations that [Continue Reading]

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Building a Stronger Body at Any Age

A little less than three years ago, Jean Hoepfel broke her arm after taking a hard fall during a jog. This isn’t something that someone in her late 60s wanted to be dealing with, but some physical therapy at Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute quickly helped Hoepfel get back on the right track. While [Continue Reading]

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The Dreaded Knee Injury More Likely to Sideline Female Athletes

Niya Mitchell, 21, knew immediately that something had gone wrong with her left knee when she came down from a rebound during a Texas Southern University basketball game in November 2017. This was not the first time Mitchell had torn her ACL, so she had a good idea of what was happening. Mitchell is now [Continue Reading]

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Taking On IRONMAN After Shoulder Surgery: Erin’s Story

  When Erin Sosdian’s shoulder started to hurt during her sophomore year of college in 2011, the swimmer at Northwestern University at first shrugged it off. She knew it was a common complaint for swimmers at some point in their careers. One of the most difficult aspects of being a collegiate swimmer is trying to [Continue Reading]

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