Our Spine Stress Fracture Mini-Epidemic + MORE

Our Spine Stress Fracture Mini-Epidemic + MORE

3 Life Skills that Playing Sports will Teach Your Child

This post is sponsored by Genius of Play, a one-stop source for play ideas that build real skills. Perhaps you’ve heard over and over about the life skills that playing sports will teach your child. I believe very strongly that it offers a golden opportunity for parents and coaches to help d.... More »
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Introducing Sports Psychology to Young Athletes + MORE

How to Introduce Sports Psychology to Young Athletes In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Mike about how you can introduce mental coaching to your sports kids. Visit Sports Psychology for Athletes at Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit y.... More »
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How to Stop Procrastinating? Draw on Your Personal Strengths!

Parents who would like to help their children learn how to stop procrastinating and start achieving their greatest goals are invited to share this article with them, and chat about it, too. It’s written to help children and teens understand and manage their avoidance behaviors. Hopefully it will .... More »
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Revisiting the Head First Slide and Breakaway Base Debates + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recent study shows that head first sliding has a higher injury risk than feet first sliding Additionally, breakaway bases also reduce injury risk from sliding .... More »

PARENTS V. COACHES: Coping with Parental Expectations for their Athletes

I’ve given this a great deal of thought, and of all the crucial issues confronting youth and amateur sports, I think the growing concern of coping with unrealistic parental expectations may be at the very epicenter of all the problems that coaches and parents face today. Yes, of course, issues.... More »
youth football tournaments 1481063926 1782629147 Our Spine Stress Fracture Mini Epidemic + MOREMost of us want to protect our children from struggle.
After all, if we shoulder their burdens, they’ll be happier, right?
Not usually.
Children are happiest when parents scaffold their children’s ability to tackle life’s challenging experiences.
This kind of scaffolding is necessary from a very young age…

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national youth football tournaments 1481063929 679327880 Our Spine Stress Fracture Mini Epidemic + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Stress fractures in the low back (lumbar spine) are injuries that can result in months off from sport and in some instances can lead to withdrawal from the sport
Many types of low back pain can be managed early on, before anything serious happens
Seek qualified medical care for pain that doesn’t improve after a few days of rest and simple treatment, or for pain that is affecting performance

One of the high schools where I’m team physician appears to be having a mini- epidemic of low back (lumbar spine) stress fractures…

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