A preparticipation sports physical (PPE) is designed to assess for conditions that put an athlete at risk for serious harm or even death. It also provides the opportunity to educate athletes, parents, and guardians about the risks and benefits of sports participation, and, since it is th.... More »
Hello everyone, my name is Dustin Fink. I am an athletic trainer and I have created a blog about concussions… Wait, what? It has been a long time since I have gotten to this blogging thing, perhaps I needed to reintroduce myself. As devout readers – that you all are – you hav.... More »
Please excuse the shakiness of this video, but I made it last weekend as I drove across the country from Florida to Oregon with my son, helping him move to a new location. He’s a great young man, I believe in him, he’s strong and he will do well. But it sucks that it’s so very...R.... More »
The first quarter of 2014 is almost over. Wow! By now you are either well on your way to accomplishing everything you set out to do, or you’re coming up a little short. Hopefully the former, but the following info says probably not.
Research reported in Forbes suggests that only 8% of peopl.... More »
4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Pace The Sidelines During Youth Sports Parents, it’s time to have a seat, most preferably in the bleachers or a chair. We promise, this is something you need to hear: pacing the sidelines and instructing your child during youth sports is not going to help them p.... More »
“In 2011 we were working in Uganda with 93 children, most of them former child soldiers and victims of the awful Civil War that has ravaged that region for decades,” said Nick Gates, the founder and CEO of Coaches Across Continents (CAC), an organization that is a global leader in the Sport for Social Impact […
The timing of ACL reconstructive surgery in children and teens is more a function of their parent’s insurance coverage and household income than strictly medical considerations, say researchers in a paper presented at American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) 2014 Specialty Day in New Orleans…
A team of nutritionists and dietitians has launched the Fuel Your DreamsTM public service campaign to help parents motivate their kids to tie the benefits of healthy food choices to being the best they can be.