Exercise For Your Vision Might Save Your Brain + MORE

Exercise For Your Vision Might Save Your Brain + MORE
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The Multi-Sport Prescription + MORE

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: We have a strong cultural bias towards early sport specialization, with the belief that specialization from the youngest ages is the best way to achieve elite statu.... More »
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Sideline Tips: Safe Steps In The Return To Play Decision + MORE

By Dev Mishra, MD President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University   And Bert R. Mandelbaum, MD DHL (hon) Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group and Sports Foundation Team Physician LA Galaxy, US Soccer, Pepperdine University Mem.... 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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Some big news to share with YOU!

The “Me, Me, Me” Epidemic is here! It’s that time – or ALMOST that time anyway!  My new book, The “ME, ME, ME” EPIDEMIC: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World hits bookstores in less than a month on August 11, 2015!This book has been a labo.... More »

Top 10 Best Selling Skill and Strength Training Tools

Does your child to do skill or strength training outside of practice? If so, this is a great way for you to help and spend time with her. I’ve researched the best selling skill and strength training tools on Amazon for youth athletes. Look over these ten with your athlete and decide toget.... More »
Last year I watched a show about Olympic parents, and I wondered, would they all be hard-driving parents?  Were they super competitive? What did they do to help their child achieve championship status?
Their answers were not really what I’d expected, but they most definitely made me smile. These are the thoughts that their sports parent behavior broadcast loud and clear:
You help your child become a champion by being supportive, not pushy…

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Exercise For Your Vision Might Save Your Brain

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national youth football tournaments 1432076846 1731854678 Exercise For Your Vision Might Save Your Brain + MOREBy Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University

 
Key Points:

Published research from the University of Cincinnati shows that visual field training has the potential to significantly reduce concussion rates in college football
This very early research needs to be repeated for applicability in youth and high school football as well as other sports, but may have promise

 
I do hope that someday we’ll have a tighter handle on reducing concussion risk so we won’t have to write about it quite so much, but until then I’ll continue to highlight some developments in science that could benefit young athletes…

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