Controller Gaming Ergonomic Considerations

Competitive gaming takes a toll on controller gamers, with tendinopathy in the forearms, wrists, and hands being a common concern. While carpal tunnel syndrome is rare, overuse injuries pose a challenge as rest is essential for recovery. In this article, Arjun Malhotra, a professional Super Smash Bros. Melee player and first-year resident physician in orthopaedic

Weightlifting for Young Gamers: Does it Stunt Growth?

Weightlifting for Young Gamers: Does it Stunt Growth?

This article dives into the rationale behind starting weightlifting for young gamers and dispels some commonly held myths.

Esports Health and Performance Event Preparation

This article explores the many facets of esports event preparation, providing insight and guidelines on how to prepare for all situations, ranging from the stadiums of large international competitions to the minutiae of daily practice, from an esports health and performance perspective. Instructor Reid “x0tek” Johnson Twitter | Liquipedia Esports Coach Reid “x0tek” Johnson began

What Truly Matters? A Coach’s Perspective on Player Scouting in Esports

Esports teams are defined by their successes, but player scouting in esports and acquiring the right players can be a risky and expensive undertaking. While traditional sports have long-term pipelines, Esports is relatively new and lacks such infrastructure. In this article, a former professional player and coach with 20 years of Esports experience offers insights

Foundations 1 – The Basics of Esports Medicine and Performance

What is Esports Medicine?

Esports medicine is a relatively new field of medicine that focuses on the health and well-being of professional esports athletes. Esports athletes, also known as pro gamers, compete in video game tournaments for prize money, and they often train and compete for long hours in front of a computer screen. Esports medicine involves a multidisciplinary approach that combines aspects of sports medicine, rehabilitation, and psychology to help esports athletes prevent and treat injuries, optimize performance, and maintain their physical and mental health. Esports medicine professionals may include physicians, physical therapists, sports psychologists, nutritionists, and exercise physiologists, among others. They work together to assess and manage the unique health challenges faced by esports athletes, which can include issues such as musculoskeletal injuries, vision problems, sleep disturbances, and mental health concerns. The goal of esports medicine is to help esports athletes achieve peak performance while maintaining their health and well-being, and to provide them with the tools they need to succeed both in and outside of competition.

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