Developing Player and Organizational Buy-in

Getting organizational buy-in is often difficult as a health or performance professional in esports. This article describes some strategies you can use to get players or management on board with your initiatives. Instructor   Reid “x0tek” Johnson Twitter | Liquipedia Esports Coach Reid “x0tek” Johnson began his esports career in 2003, playing in a World

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

Knuckle Cracking in Gaming

The article discusses the habit of knuckle cracking and its potential effects on the body, with a specific focus on its relation to competitive gaming. The article notes that many competitive gamers may develop the habit of knuckle cracking as a nervous tic or stress release, and that it’s important to understand the anatomy of

Blood Flow Restriction & Gaming Injuries Intro

This course outlines how blood flow restriction can be used to improve the outcomes of injuries common in gaming and esports. Instructor Matthew Hwu PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS Twitter Linkedin Dr. Matthew Hwu PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences and completed an Orthopedic Physical Therapy residency

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Carpal Tunnel in Gaming? Common Nerve Issues

This article is designed to help readers understand how different nerves can contribute to common gaming pain patterns. Instructor Brett Becker Occupational Therapist Twitter | Linkedin Brett Becker MS, OTR/L, ACE-CPT is an Occupational Therapist and an American Council on Exercise (ACE) personal trainer where he has history working with traditional athletes. His traditional sports experience includes

Strength VS Cardio: Impact on Executive Function in Esports

This article review looks at a study that compares strength training and aerobic training effects on executive function and attentional control. The discussion includes realistic extrapolations to esport performance via these mechanisms. Instructor Nicholas Fulco Physical Therapist Linkedin Nicholas Fulco PT, DPT, Cert. DN is a Physical Therapist working in outpatient orthopaedics and sports rehab.

How to Pick Supplement Brands for Esports

This article is designed to help providers understand the differences between supplement testing agencies and how to make informed decisions when purchasing or recommending supplements for esport athletes. Instructor Casey Thomas Registered Dietician Twitter | Linkedin Casey Thomas MS, RD received his undergraduate degree in Neurobiology from University of California, Irvine, after which he spent five years

Iron Neck Protocol for Gamer Neck

This course is designed to explore the mechanisms behind “Gamer Neck” or forward head posture associated with extended gaming. This course will give the provider insight into how to offset these impairments through the use of the IRON NECK device. Instructor Dr. Elliot Smithson Physical Therapist Twitter | Linkedin Dr. Elliot Smithson PT, DPT, MS, ATC, EMT

Rowing for Esports Performance

This course features several research articles that show correlation between rowing for cardiovascular endurance and BDNF increases. Adjacently it highlights the benefits of utilizing a rowing ergometer for postural benefits in gamers. Instructor Dr. Elliot Smithson Physical Therapist Twitter | Linkedin Dr. Elliot Smithson PT, DPT, MS, ATC, EMT received his undergraduate degree from University of Central

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