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…

Brain Injury in sports

A Concussion Is a Brain Injury By Carol Frey MD Like the crazy cartoon characters who flop around in a daze with words like $%&@# in thought bubbles, kids can get conked on the head and can become disoriented during play or sports activities. You may have even heard a concussion described as “he got…

sports injuries are very common

Sports Injuries are part of playing sports in high school and college In general, the most common sports injuries in kids are sprains and strains, although more serious sports injuries can occur—even, sadly, death. But we are seeing an increase in the number of immature athletes with overuse injuries. It makes sense that if more…

Kids maturity in sports Kids maturity in sports – a story with several chapters. No topic is more discussed among sports parents than kids maturity in athletics. The bigger kids vs the smaller kids, advantage vs disadvantage? – I wanted to add a medical perspective to this topic regarding kids maturity that might be of…

Football

Would I let my son play Football? Americans love football! – But would I let my son play football? – There is a great deal of passion surrounding the sport of for the players and the fans. I believe that the football experience should not be taken away from the kids who want to play….

The mental game - the X-factor

The Mental Game – The most important X-factor in sports By Carol Frey M.D. A sound sports program will provide an environment where kids can develop physically and emotionally. And by emotionally, I mean the mental aspects of sport. It’s tricky. After passion, the mental game is probably the most important X factor. The young…

PRP treatment: Growing trend in the U.S. As many of you know, we’d like to stay on top of new PRP trends (PRP stands for “platelet rich plasma” and facts when it comes to medical procedures. We came across an article in Business Wire this week. There are some interesting facts in regards to the…

The female anatomy plays a big part when it comes to injuries in sports. Read Dr. Carol Frey’s suggestions in her latest blog.  By Dr. Carol Frey Girls are different from boys in many ways. The female anatomy plays a big part. Parents of teens know these distinctions well. And the female anatomy affects their…

Young athletes need the right shoes

By Dr. Carol Frey Does your young athlete really need a new pair of shoes for each sport? – The short answer is yes. Good shoes for young athletes are important. And the reason is that an appropriate shoe can prevent injuries. Plain and simple. If your child signs up for a specific sport, he…

orthopedic surgery can help

What is an ACL injury? How can it be treated? How long is the recovery? It has been said that the three most frightening letters for an athlete are A-C-L. An injury to this ligament is very serious. In the past, a tear of the ACL would have been career ending for any athlete. Nowadays…

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