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…

Foot Pain: Injured athlete sitting on a wooden floor

California High School Injury Study An injury study among California High Schools reveals – ankles and knees are most vulnerable when it comes to injuries among High School students. This is the conclusion of an injury study my colleagues Keith Feder, MD, and Jill Sleight, ATC (a certified athletic trainer), and I conducted. We reported…

Football

Would I let my son play Football? Americans love football! – But would I let my son play football? – There is a great deal of passion surrounding the sport of for the players and the fans. I believe that the football experience should not be taken away from the kids who want to play….

Role Models are important

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…

The mental game - the X-factor

The Mental Game – The most important X-factor in sports By Carol Frey M.D. A sound sports program will provide an environment where kids can develop physically and emotionally. And by emotionally, I mean the mental aspects of sport. It’s tricky. After passion, the mental game is probably the most important X factor. The young…

Young athletes need the right shoes

Orthotic devices for children – Do they really need them? Do children need orthotic devices? – That’s a question I  get a lot from my patients. The simple answer is no. Most kids do not need orthotic devices, but there are exceptions. Orthotic devices are inserts for the shoes that usually replace the sock liner…

2019! – Another year is upon us. New Year’s Resolutions are a big favorite for all of us on New Year’s Eve. This is the year to lose the extra weight, this is the year to finally get in shape, 2019 is the one where that sugar addiction has to go. And then a couple…

knee injuries are common among skiers

How to properly assess knee injuries during ski season Downhill skier Ski season is upon us! And with that knee injuries usually increase. The reason for that is fairly simple to explain. Most of the year we don’t spend our times on ski slopes. Our knees are not used to the ,,abuse” icy hills and…

Fitness for your Feet

We all want fit feet, healthy feet. It makes our life a lot easier. And if you don’t exercise your feet on a regular basis, they will be less resistant to injury and won’t be as strong and flexible as they should be for every day activity. Whenever it’s safe, we recommend going barefoot. It’s…

injury in sports

Training to Win: How to stay off the injury list By Dr. Carol Frey Kids’ sports injuries can be prevented in the majority of cases. Some sports injuries can even be predicted. Because more kids are participating year-around in multiple sports or specialized and participating in elite travel teams. The opportunity for injury has increased…

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