conditioning

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,…

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…

Slackline Injuries increase with popularity of activity Slacklines are flexible tightropes made from flat, nylon webbing placed about four feet off the ground. The lines are like a thin trampoline. And, as reported in multiple medical articles, trampolines are dangerous! People mainly walk on slacklines but they also do tricks such as back flips and…

trampoline injuries

Trampoline Injuries: The hidden danger in our backyards Trampolines are simply danger waiting to happen. That’s why owners are, in some states, required to keep trampolines behind locked gates. Nearly 80,000 children ages fourteen and under were treated in hospital emergency rooms for trampoline-related injuries in 2008. Instruction is needed to jump safely along with spotters…

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…

Bunions can be treated

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…

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…

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