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What you need to know about runner's knee, even if you are not a runner.

Advice and guidance from Dr. Kevin Vincent, MD, PhD, FACSM, CAQSM about Runner's Knee (patellofemoral pain syndrome) was recently featured on Health.com.  Dr. Vincent describes the basic causes of knee pain in this small excerpt from the article:

"Unlike many other bones, your kneecap floats freely, moving back and forth as you bend your leg. In a perfect world, it would travel in a straight line along the groove at the end of your thighbone, or femur.

Dr. Heather Vincent receives grant from US Lacrosse Sport Science and Safety.

Dr. Heather Vincent, Director of the UF Health Sports Performance Center, receives a grant from US Lacrosse’s Sports Science and Safety Program ("Contribution of functional and motion factors related to lower body musculoskeletal pain and injury in lacrosse"). She will be studying the different biomechanics and player risk factors that can place developing players 10-21 years old at higher risk for lower extremity pain and injury.

UF Sports Performance Center works with Atlanta Blaze Major League Lacrosse team.

Dr. Heather Vincent, Trevor Leavitt, Cong Chen and Joseph Wasser worked with the Atlanta Blaze Major League Lacrosse (MLL) team in Atlanta on May 13, 2016. The research team worked with players to develop the first ever on-the-field motion assessment of shooting and throwing motion in different player positions. This pro team and the UF Sports Performance Center are creating new trails in the area of lacrosse science.

Dr. Heather Vincent was an invited speaker for the UF Internal Medicine Nutrition Conference.

Dr. Heather Vincent was an invited speaker for the inaugural national conference hosted by UF Internal Medicine: "Food: Science, Medicine, Lifestyle Nutrition for Health Promotion and Disease Management" held at the Harrell Center on April 16, 2016. She provided a talk entitled, "Nutrition for Optimal Performance" to a full audience.

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