winning

Winning or Losing: It’s all about life lessons Winning and losing is part of life. Playing sports is an emotional experience for kids. It builds character. Winning and losing teaches kids about the joy and disappointment in life. The parents of athletes should have good coping skills to handle this emotional roller coaster of kids’…

ACL

ACL injuries are tears or sprains of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) — one of the strong bands of tissue that help connect your thigh bone (femur) to your shinbone (tibia). ACL injuries most commonly occur during sports that involve sudden stops or changes in direction, jumping and landing — such as soccer, basketball, football…

mental blocks

Mental Blocks in young athletes are more common than we think. Kids should be taught to overcome these mental blocks by first recognizing that there is a conscious (cognitive) mind and the unconscious (automatic) mind. The unconscious mind is a hard one to manipulate. The conscious mind can be helped by a sports psychologist, parent,…

ski trip

Ski Trip during spring break? – Knee injuries are a common travel companion. Be careful! Spring Break is upon us. And many families are trying to get away from the lockdown. Local mountains, a trip to Mammoth or Lake Tahoe makes all faces smile. But during the ski season knee injuries usually increase. The reason…

PRP therapy

PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma. At this point you might have spoken to Dr. Feder or Dr. Frey about your own PRP treatment. If you have not, pls read below what this plasma, concentrated from your own blood can do to heal you faster. WHAT IS PRP?  Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is concentrated from your…

Knee Pain

ACL tears in young children are on the rise. While reconstructive surgery is usually used in adults, non-operative treatment is recommended for children, at least initially. While a child is still growing, their joints are very different than a fully-grown adult. They are different anatomically and physiologically in many ways.  Children knee injuries including Anterior…

high school sports

High School Sports are slowly coming back! That’s great news for our kids. And it’s the right time to talk about motivation! – It’s key factor for a kid to stay with a sport and athletics especially after an injury. Some coaches in High School Sports feel that each practices a survival test. There are…

growth plate

“Growth Plate Injuries can often be mistaken as a sprain” 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…

agility and speed

Agility and Speed: Why these components are so important for most athletes. 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 athlete has an opportunity to play another sport, it is suggested that he or she sign…

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