Mindset: Reaching Your Fitness Goals Starts in Your Mind

LaKita Ford, MBA, is the asset manager for Inova Sports Performance powered by EXOS. She has a bachelor’s degree in athletic training, a master’s degree in sport business and two fitness certifications from the International Sports Sciences Association.    We all know how important diet and exercise are to athletes and other active adults. But…

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Mind Games: Concussions, CTE and Sports

Melissa Womble, PhD, is a neuropsychologist with specialized training in concussion management. She is the director of the Inova Sports Medicine Comprehensive Concussion Center.   The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently reported on a study that analyzed the brains of deceased former high-school, college and professional football players. In the sample of…

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That’s a Wrap: Inova Sports Medicine Doctor Reports Back from the World Baseball Classic

Robert G. Najarian, MD, is board certified in orthopaedic sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery. He is a member of Inova Sports Medicine, the official sports medicine partner of the Washington Nationals and Washington Redskins. He has particular interest in treating injuries and disorders of the knee, shoulder and elbow. Read Dr. Najarian’s profile. As team physician to…

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Inova physician named team doctor for World Baseball Classic

Robert G. Najarian, MD, is board certified in orthopaedic sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery. He is a member of Inova Sports Medicine, the official sports medicine partner of the Washington Nationals and Washington Redskins. He has particular interest in treating injuries and disorders of the knee, shoulder and elbow. Read Dr. Najarian’s profile. Baseball enthusiast,…

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Winning mindset: Sports psych & the athlete

For pro athletes like players on the Washington Nationals, keeping the body in top physical form is undeniably important. But there’s also more to baseball than muscles and reflexes. In many ways, baseball is a mind game. “It’s been estimated for baseball that mental factors determine as much as 80 percent of the fluctuations in…

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Fuel your body: Eat right to play your best

Pro athletes know the importance of eating right. But amateur athletes, too, could up their game by improving their diet. “Nutrition is an important part of performance at any level of play,” said Dr. Peter MacArthur, a primary care physician and part of the Inova Sports Medicine Team, the official hospital network and sports medicine partner…

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