Athletic Trainers Are The Heroes Of Athletic Medicine

Athletic Trainers Are The Heroes Of Athletic Medicine
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Overthrowing: Abnormal Shoulder MRIs In Young Baseball Players Without Shoulder Pain

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recent medical study showed that more than 50% of throwing shoulders in young baseball players without shoulder pain had MRI abnormalities These MRI issues have t.... More »
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When Can I Play Again: Ankle Dislocation

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: An ankle dislocation is a severe and uncommon sports injury. In a dislocation, the relationship between the bones is completely disrupted Ankle dislocations typical.... More »
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How to Help Athletes Who Stop Trying or Give Up

Is Your Young Athlete a Perfectionist? A young athlete asks: “I’m 14 years old and have been playing tennis since I was 5. But 2 years ago I started to go to an academy. And at the same time I started to play tournaments. One of my coaches calls me a bull because I’m always so stu.... More »
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Helping Sports Kids Set Goals

Building Confidence in Youth Sports A sports parent asks: “I hear that it’s important to help kids set goals in sports. I’m not at all sure about how to go about this. Do you have any advice?” Goal setting is essential in and out of sports. A 1979 Harvard study illuminated this by t.... More »
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What to do When Your Athletes Are Benched

Helping Young Athletes Rebuild Confidence One parent asks: “My child was recently demoted out of the starting lineup on his basketball team and has been having troubles playing ever since. What can I do to help him get back in the starting lineup?” Demotions of any kind can undermine ki.... More »
junior football tournaments 1505870055 912720027 Athletic Trainers Are The Heroes Of Athletic MedicineBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
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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