Athletic Trainers Are The Heroes Of Athletic Medicine

Athletic Trainers Are The Heroes Of Athletic Medicine

Sports Parenting Reality Check: It’s OK if Your Child Doesn’t Go Pro

Sports parenting sometimes requires an honest reality check. Every parent wants their child to have success. But success doesn’t look the same for every athlete and it certainly doesn’t mean that your child is going to play in the pros, or even in college. This post is an excerpt from my.... More »

6 Ways Good Sleep Can Help Your Athlete Play Better

This article is sponsored by SleepAdvisor.org, a company that is dedicated to helping everyone achieve their optimal sleep level and wake up each day with more energy and focus. Good Sleep is often overlooked as a fitness strategy for athletic performance. Every athlete knows they need the right cal.... More »
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When Can I Come Back From: Collarbone Fracture

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Collarbone (or “clavicle”) fractures are common in all age groups, especially in contact sports Most collarbone fractures can be treated without surgery and .... More »
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Should Sports Kids Expect to Perform Without Mistakes? + MORE

Helping Young Athletes Move on After Mistakes A sport parent asks: “My kids keep hearing that they are supposed to aim for a game without mistakes, but to expect that mistakes are going to happen nonetheless. They ask me if it is possible though, to actually have a game with zero mistakes?.... More »

ATHLETIC DIRECTORS: Why are So Many HS AD’s Calling it Quits?

On last Sunday’s radio show, I asked whether the time has finally come to seriously think about walking away from traditional HS varsity sports programs. I asked that question because so many talented and gifted coaches have become tired and worn out by the endless number of sports parents who con.... More »
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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

A skilled athletic trainer (ATC) is an invaluable part of the student-athlete’s sports injury care
Schools with ATCs will consistently have healthier athletes and lower rates of recurring injuries than those without an ATC
I’d strongly recommend that all high schools obtain the services of an ATC

Each school year I’m reminded of the critical role of the Certified Athletic Trainer (“ATC”) in ensuring the health, fitness, and safe readiness for play of our young athletes…

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