training

If you get nothing else out of this blog, I want you to know that 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…

Football

Normally, it would be Football season at every High School in the US right now. But due to Covid-19, we are all playing the waiting game right now. The NFL has started without a live audience in the stadium, and some colleges have decided to go ahead and start the season. A good time to…

bunions

The secret bunion society (Source: Parents Magazine, Leslie Goldman) I didn’t schedule an appointment with a podiatrist until the pain in my right big toe had morphed into an excruciating jolt that shot through my foot with every step I took. Diagnosis: a bunion. Surgery involving a bone saw and screws was the only lasting…

ankle sprains

Ankle braces can work wonders for female athletes. Sports injuries among high school athletes are estimated at a staggering two million each year with 500,000 doctor visits and more than 30,000 hospitalizations. Ankle sprains are the most common sports related injury and the most common acute injury in volleyball. A study published in the issue…

female athlete

Female Athletes: Why they face different risks in sports!   With greater number of girls participating in sports has come an increased understanding of injuries and problems associated with the young female athlete. It is important for every coach, trainer, parent, and female athlete to be aware of the specific risks that girls face playing…

conditioning

  Conditioning for young athletes – one of the key elements to a successful career in sports. It’s the basic concept of being in shape, so you can perform at the highest level. We are living through challenging times right now, no question. The last thing on your mind might be conditioning. But it’s important…

Co-Director West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation Director, Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Young athletes are either still growing or have only recently reached skeletal maturation. On average, females obtain their full height at age fourteen, and males at age sixteen. However, there is a wide range of skeletal maturation rates, and variations of a year or…

youth sports

  Youth Sports MATTER! – In this blog you find out why, and you might discover some good advice for parents and coaches alike… In the US, around thirty million kids participate in organized youth sports. Some of those kids are yours. And more than 3.5 million kids bill be injured playing youth sports. Chances…

young athletes

Does the shoe really fit – sensible shoe advise for young athletes In general, young athletes are wearing shoes that are too small. As a result of wearing too-small shoes, these kids may be at risk for developing significant foot deformations over time. The solution to the problem is relatively easy. Follow the instructions below,…

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….

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