While racism and threats to the physical safety of black students are the most important issues amid the unrest at the University of Missouri, a controversy around the rights and responsibilities of the media has lingered all week.
As you know, the chancellor of the University of Missouri and the p.... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
The spleen is the most commonly injured abdominal organ during sports
An enlarged spleen, such as from mononucleosis, places an athlete at additional risk of inj.... More »
High school football players who sustain concussions while wearing improperly fitted helmets are at higher risk of experiencing more symptoms and taking longer to recover than those who are concussed wearing properly fitted helmets, with concussions of longer duration also more common in players w.... More »
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We all talk about the importance of transferring the skills kids learn in sports to other areas of their lives. But how exactly can we expedite that process?
Megan Bartlett, chief program officer for Up2Us—who oversees the training of coaches in sports-based youth development—gave us some great .... More »
The following two part TV expose was aired last night by Canadian TV and highlights the on-going emotional abuse of several athletes at a prestigious private school in Victoria, B.C. You will hear about the experience of two specific athletes and my involvement with this situation. Emotional abuse by coaches is an epidemic that pervades competitive youth through collegiate sports…
Over the last three years, Dr. G has been a consultant in a coach abuse situation at a prominent private school in Victoria B.C., Saint Michaels University School. On-going complaints from athletes and their parents about this coach abuse have been systematically dismissed by the school administration and outside government investigations…
For many years, it’s been noted that upset sports parents have become so angry with their kid’s coach that the parents have filed a lawsuit against the coach.
Most of these lawsuits are deemed by the courts as being frivolous, but the reality is that when a HS or travel team coach is sued, the defendant still has to secure an attorney to fight the charges, which cost time, money, and emotional expense…