Minutes From First Illinois Advisory Council on Player Safety + MORE

SPORT SAFETY: Physical Therapy When Coming Back from an Injury…

This is a given. If your son or daughter plays competitive sports, at some point in their career, they’re going to get hurt. It might be an ankle sprain, a bump on the head, a jammed neck. Or it might be more serious, such as a sprained MCL, broken leg, etc. The good news is that if your kid g.... More »

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“Welcome to a historic event.” Is how Associate Executive Director, Kurt Gibson opened the first meeting of its kind in Illinois and for the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). With the vast majority of the Council present it did not take long for all of us to get to “work”…

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national youth football tournaments 1434528071 595230300 Minutes From First Illinois Advisory Council on Player Safety + MOREBy Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University

Key Points:

A stress fracture is a type of overuse injury
Stress fractures often start with mild activity related pain that never disappears
Stress fractures will usually heal with proper treatment, allowing return to sports but the healing process can take a long time

Last week we wrote about an overuse/growth related injury called Osgood-Schlatter syndrome and this week I’d like to focus on another overuse injury: stress fractures…

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One of my biggest gripes about the media in the age of Twitter and ever-shorter attention spans is that it doesn’t lend itself well to an examination of issues in the depth they deserve.  

Recently, I was asked a series of questions by a newspaper journalist for a story on a concussed athlete who had decided to quit football despite being cleared by the team doctor to return to play…

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Have you been hearing stories that fats are better than carbs for fuel for endurance athletes? Maybe you have wondered if scientific research supports those stories?

To find out about the latest science, I recently attended the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), an organization comprised of more than 26,000 exercise physiologists, sports nutrition researchers, and sports medicine professionals all eager to share both their research and extensive knowledge…

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