football season

Football steps into high gear: The Super Bowl is upon us. Millions of fans watch the last game on television, excited to see their stars score and find the way to glory. Every little boy in America dreams to be the next big NFL star. And as parents we want to support that dream, but…

ultrasound

Musculoskeletal ultrasound is the painless alternative to diagnose ailments. Dr. Keith Feder, Dr. Carol Frey and the West Coast Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine routinely uses musculoskeletal ultrasound to diagnose and manage a number of ailments and conditions for our patients in Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Using this technique often eliminates the…

Jill Sleight

Jill Sleight receives Distinguished Service Award! Jill Sleight, our very own Executive Director and Co Founder of West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation (WCSMF) received a huge honor this week. She was presented with the CIF Southern Section or (CIFSS) Distinguished Service Award. The distinguished award was presented by Rob Wigod, CIF Southern Section Commissioner of Athletics….

football season

Football season at every High School in the US is about to start. And I am often asked if I would let my son play football. The number of times that I get asked this question has increased as the concerns about concussion has become a growing area of concern. I cringe when I hear…

Imaging Techniques

Imaging Techniques are used in our office on a daily basis. Often times patients are being confronted with terms like Bone Scan, CT, MRI without really knowing what these Imaging Techniques really entail. This blog explains the different techniques, and what they are used for. 1. X-Rays X-Rays use radiation to create a simple black-and-white…

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,…

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…

water

Water is everywhere – why every athlete (and non-athlete) should drink it! Water is precious, and water is essential for everybody’s well-being. Kids should not wait until they are thirsty to drink. The same goes for adults. You should have heard that we should all drink eight-ounce glasses of water every day! Players require more…

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. Eat…

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…

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