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…

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Frequently Asked Questions by our patients… Often times, our patients want to know what our financial policy is, and what kind of insurance we accept. Makes sense to us that patients want to ask those questions. That’s why we dedicated this blog to answering those frequently asked questions for our patients. Pls take a minute…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

agility

Role Models – Why parents are so important for young athletes! By Carol Frey, M.D. Role Models are important. And as a parent the definition of good role models is even more important. Playing sports is an emotional experience for kids. It builds character. Winning and losing teaches kids about the joy and disappointment in…

arthritis

Our knees are complicated structures. Knee injections become necessary when the lubricating fluid in our knees – the hyaluronic acid – has decreased production and causes knee pain. Beth Orenstein wrote about this for Healthgrades.com, and we are happy to share some of her thoughts. At the West Coast Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports…

By Dr. Carol Frey Kneecap pain affects around 10 percent of active adolescent girls. Kids with this problem will usually complain of pain while running, walking stairs, or performing other activities that involve weight bearing with a bent, or flexed, knee. Most of the time the pain is in the middle of the kneecap. New…

Here is an interesting fact: Playing video games for more than three hours a day can cause extreme shoulder and elbow pain in elite young male baseball players. A study among 210 young baseball players (age 9-12 years) who participated in the National Junior Sports Clubs Baseball Festival in 2017 was conducted. The national tournament…

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