By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
A “shoulder separation” is a different injury than a shoulder dislocation
The shoulder separation involves a sprain to the ligaments of a joint at the point .... More »
Imagine a basketball game with a packed gymnasium and everyone appears dressed for a Halloween costume parity. The crowd is totally silent until the home team, the Taylor University Knights, score the 10th point. And then, pandemonium ensues. The crowd erupts with noise and dance.
It’s an annu.... More »
Concentration Tips For Young Athletes
Parents, do your kids focus on the score, their statistics, or other outcomes in sports?
If so, you can help them avoid the problems associated with these types of focus.
When kids focus too much on the outcome, they can’t concentrate on the process. In addit.... More »
I used to be one of those guys who said “Valentine’s Day is just a ‘Hallmark Holiday’ which was created to increase sales.” My thoughts were, “If I loved my wife and kids well throughout the year, then this ‘made-up holiday’ shouldn’t be a big deal.” I was wrong. So wh.... More »
I want to talk about the age-old concern about getting cut from a team. I want you to consider this potentially life-changing event from the vantage point of the coach, from that of the athlete, and from the perspective of the parent as well.
As long as there has been competitive sports and teams, t.... More »
I don’t know how I’ve missed this, but Niemanstoryboard.org has a feature called Annotation Tuesday! in which one writer interviews another about some recent or famous piece, and the questions and answers are interspersed throughout the story itself.
It’s like the audio commentary track on the DVD of a movie…
The weekend is over, and the reality of another work week hits us smack dab in the face. This particular Monday, there are at least 53 men who just might feel like this is the worst Monday of their lives. At the same time, there are a different set of 53 men who feel like this is the greatest Monday ever…
Has your child received too many awards in youth sports? There’s been a lot of controversy about the “everyone gets a trophy” mentality that pervades our youth sports culture. That mentality has boosted trophy and award sales to a $3 billion-a-year industry in the United States and Canada…