Exercise For Your Vision Might Save Your Brain + MORE

Exercise For Your Vision Might Save Your Brain + MORE

How Sports Parents Can Up Their Game + MORE

Sports parents, are you teachable? Are you willing to keep learning about how to be a better parent or do you think you’ve got it all figured out and don’t need any improvement? Most parents would probably say they could use some help, but when it comes to sports parents, it seems like m.... More »
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SmartTeams Talk™: Chiropractor's Role In Concussion Testing and Treatment + MORE

A chiropractor's role in concussion testing and treatment is similar to that of a pediatrician, says Dallas-based chiropractor and strength and conditioning coach, Steve Horowtiz, D.C., CSCS, in that he or she needs to know about the importance of  core and neck strengthening and range of motion in.... More »

WOC #15 Julie Foudy, Two-Time World Cup Champion and ESPN Analyst, on Choosing to Matter

Julie Foudy is a two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist. She played for the United States women’s national soccer team from 1987–2004. Foudy finished her international career with 271 caps and served as the team’s captain from 2000–2004 as well as th.... More »
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When Will What We Know Change What We Do in Youth Sports? + MORE

“My daughter and I had to miss her grandfather’s funeral when she was 12 for a cheerleading competition.” I had to read that twice to be sure what I was reading. This was an actual comment we received recently on Facebook. We receive a lot of heartbreaking stories from readers, but this one se.... 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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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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