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…

Dr. Keith Feder/XFL “Helping Inner City Youth is an ongoing mission” When Keith Feder, MD of the West Coast Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine was recently named Medical Director and Team Physician for the XFL Wildcats Football Team, the Co-Founder of the “West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation” (WCSMF) knew he could continue on…

sports medicine

SPORTS MEDICINE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM DETAILS Did you know that our Foundation offers a sports medicine fellowship? – This Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship provides a truly unique teaching and learning environment. The Sports Medicine fellow is exposed to high school, collegiate and professional athletes. The primary care sports medicine fellow is required to complete one-half…

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…

knee pain

KNEE THERAPY MAY RESTORE ABILITY TO RUN AND JUMP By Charles Wallace (Financial Times) One of the most frequent complaints I hear from middle-aged executives who once were active runners, squash players or enjoyed sports such as football is that they had to hang up their athletic shoes because of knee pain. When the cause…

IRAP

IRAP Therapy helps with knee pain and osteoarthritis IRAP Therapy – ever heard of it? – It’s a therapy that helps to reduce inflammation in a joint using your own blood. IRAP therapy is often used to manage chronic knee pain and osteoarthritis It can help reduce inflammation. At the West Coast Center for Orthopedic…

knee

What are the parts of the knee? Your knee is made up of four main things: bones, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. Bones. Three bones meet to form your knee joint: your thighbone (femur), shinbone (tibia), and kneecap (patella). Your patella sits in front of the joint and provides some protection. Articular cartilage. The ends of…

A2M helps with joint pain

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…

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…

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