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With high school volleyball season in full swing, Dr. William Briner, Sports Medicine Physician at Hospital for Special Surgery, and Head Team Physician of the U.S. National Volleyball team, offers … More…

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After the NYC Half, New York Road Runners hosted a live chat with sports medicine physician Dr. William Briner on race recovery. The following is an excerpt from the chat, … More…

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There are several factors that can interact to make us less fit during the winter months; there are high-calorie, but delicious foods constantly available over the holidays,  making it easy … More…

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Hospital for Special Surgery
April 19, 2014 at 12:00 pm

The NHL playoffs are underway, and having a strong abdominal and core muscle strength is important for keeping players in top form. Gregory Reinhardt, HSS Physical Therapist, says: "While skating, the activation of a hockey player's oblique muscles is crucial for their ability to constantly push off from their skates." To read more about core strength for hockey players, visit

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