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….

water

Water is everywhere – why every athlete (and non-athlete) should drink it! Water is precious, and water is essential for everybody’s well-being. Kids should not wait until they are thirsty to drink. The same goes for adults. You should have heard that we should all drink eight-ounce glasses of water every day! Players require more…

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…

female athlete

Female athletes need to be evaluated for certain problems specific to girls before they start into the new season. In this blog we examine those specific evaluations. 1. Scoliosis Curvature of the spine is much more common in female athletes and tends to occur in adolescence. During the preseason examination, your doctor should include a…

post-op protocol

Post-OP Procedures for ACL Reconstruction/Meniscus Repair Once you completed your ACL Reconstruction procedure or your meniscus repair operation, you need to follow a certain Post-OP protocol to expedite the healing process. Here is a good overview for what our practice recommends regards to Post-OP routine. A. Immediate Post-OP Protocol: – You will be scheduled as…

ankle sprains can be very painful and take a lot of time to recover

Ankle Sprains: These rehabilitation exercises will get you back on your feet Ankle Sprains can be very painful, and the recovery can take time. That is why we wanted to share a couple very useful ankle sprains rehab exercises with you. They will enable you to return to sports or normal activity faster! The steps…

stretching feels good

Stretching is often times underrated by athletes and non-athletes. In my book “Don’t worry: My Mom is the team doctor” book link here I talk about the importance of stretching. In this blog I want to give you some practical tips of ways to warm up your muscles and therefore avoid injury. A good way…

young soccer player

The Biggest Risks for Kids Playing Sports Let’s just look at the reality of the world of sports for kids. This is what we know: · Children have less coordination, slower reaction times, immature muscularity, immature nervous systems, less motor skill, and are not as accurate as adults. By this I mean, children do not…

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…

strength and conditioning

Strength and Conditioning – why these are the most important tools for young athletes     Strength and Conditioning programs for young athletes are means to prevent or reduce injuries. Published studies show that teams with good strength and conditioning programs have lower injury rates. I write about this in my book “Don’t Worry: My…

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