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Monday, November 9, 2015

Dr. McDonald Provides Important Injury Prevention Tips to AMD Employees

AMD employees who ranged from elite athletes to 'weekend warriors' stopped by to hear Dr. John McDonald speak about common sports injuries and prevention tips.

Dr. McDonald was invited to speak at AMD, one of Austin's largest tech companies, to discuss injuries that often occur among active adults.

In addition to reviewing why sports injuries commonly occur and where on the body they are most frequent (the answer is the knee), Dr. McDonald touched on prevention strategies, including important stretching and strength training exercises.

In a running cycling city like Austin, Dr. McDonald also addressed ways to avoid knee and ankle pain. He also discussed common golfing and tennis injuries.

Dr. McDonald provided an important overview about some newer trends in exercising including high intensity interval training and newer treatment options, such as stem cell therapy and PRP (platelet rich plasma).

Dr. McDonald's bottom line message to AMD employees: listen to your body and don't push through the pain.

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