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Cross your knees

June 2nd, 2012 | by Papa Doc

There are two cruciate ligaments in the knee. They are both attached to the tibia (shin bone) and femur (thigh


A Tall Drink of Water

April 22nd, 2012 | by Papa Doc

One of the things I notice often in derby is the neglect of properly hydrating during practice and bouts. The


No Sweat – Good or Bad?

April 15th, 2012 | by Papa Doc

“No sweat” means “ it’s good,” right? Not always the case–when exercising in hot, humid weather, it means danger. Sweating


Allergy and Asthma – Part II

March 19th, 2012 | by Papa Doc

Asthma is best described as a genetically-determined, reversible over-reactivity of the small bronchial airways of the lung. This hyper-irritability results


Hip Check

February 6th, 2012 | by Papa Doc

Just as a derby blocker would, I recommend “hip checks” – before playing as well as during – because of


Immunization: Just Kid Stuff?

January 20th, 2012 | by Papa Doc

Immunization: just kids’ stuff, eh? No, my daring derby devastators, protecting yourself from disease is not just for kids. Adults


A Shoulder to Cry Over

January 11th, 2012 | by Papa Doc

For two reasons, shoulder injuries are common in derby: 1) derby is a full contact sport often involving trauma to



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