orthobiologics

Orthobiologics – these treatments provide pain relief and increased function!   Orthobiologic treatments utilize cells, growth factors, cytokines, and extra-cellular matrices among others to help create an environment within a joint or tissue that can provide pain relief and increased function. This can occur as these treatments (orthobiologics) may potentially provide a long-acting anti-inflammatory response…

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,…

shoulder rehab is key

Shoulder Rehab Exercises Post-OP – Four ways to recovery Shoulder surgery and the following rehab can be lengthy. This blog will give you four good exercises that help to get your shoulder back to full strength as soon as possible. Please keep in mind, however, shoulder rehab should always be monitored by your MD. At…

shockwave therapy can help

Shockwave Therapy works! Shockwave therapy delivers low-energy shockwaves to the tissue of the afflicted area of the body. That includes a micro trauma to the tissue and significantly reduces pain. At the same time it improves function, and the quality of life for patients. This micro trauma triggers a healing response by the body, and…

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…

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…

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…

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