food equals fuel

  Food equals fuel for all athletes. This blog tells you what young athletes should and should not eat. Breakfast is the most important meal. I don’t think that’s a big secret anymore. Best breakfast choices are fruit, yogurt, whole grain bread, cheese, protein shakes, eggs, meat, fish, avocado and whole grain pancakes or waffles….

back pain

Back Pain accounts for 5 to 8 percent of reported youth sports injuries. If you thought only Grandma had back pain, you would be incorrect. Kids experience injuries to their backs, but, unlike Grandma, their low back pain is rarely from anything specific and usually goes away without any treatment. It is more likely that…

Why Conditioning Matters! A year-around or preseason conditioning program is important for all athletes – weekend warriors and serious competitors alike! And here is my medical advice as to why that is… Weight lifting is key to prevention, and all athletes are considered beginners unless they have strength training incorporated into their program. At an…

agility

Agility and speed training is probably the most important training that any athlete will benefit from. This should be done during the season and off-season. If the child has an opportunity to play another sport, it is suggested that he or she sign up for track and file because the activity provides excellent aerobic conditioning,…

NFL donation

NFL Donation by L.A. Chargers and L.A. Rams makes huge impact for local schools “This donation will make a huge impact to provide full-time and part-time certified athletic trainers to underserved high schools in the Los Angeles region.” – Dr. Keith Feder, Founder of West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation and Medical Director of our West…

A2M therapy can help with joint pain A2M therapy – ever heard of it? If you suffer from debilitating joint pain, you might want to ask us next time you come in about A2M therapy. Joint pain often times is associated with osteoarthritis (OA). It’s basically a joint disease where the body experiences a breakdown…

Conditioning for the young athlete The majority of kids will have a good time playing sports, especially when the prepare for the activity. Kids should acquire skills, train their bodies, and learn to protect themselves so they are less at risk for injury. This is important for every sport. Young athletes need to learn the…

football

A Concussion Is a Brain Injury By Carol Frey MD Like the crazy cartoon characters who flop around in a daze with words like $%&@# in thought bubbles, kids can get conked on the head and can become disoriented during play or sports activities. You may have even heard a concussion described as “he got…

older athlete

How older athletes stay in the game – and keep winning! Have you noticed it too? – Professional athletes are still very successful at their sport in later years. New England’s Quarterback Tom Brady is a good example. He is 41 and still going strong US Women’s National Soccer Team star Carli Lloyd won the…

Kids maturity in sports Kids maturity in sports – a story with several chapters. No topic is more discussed among sports parents than kids maturity in athletics. The bigger kids vs the smaller kids, advantage vs disadvantage? – I wanted to add a medical perspective to this topic regarding kids maturity that might be of…

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