Our Spine Stress Fracture Mini-Epidemic + MORE

Our Spine Stress Fracture Mini-Epidemic + MORE

Head Games: Athletes and Their Body Images + MORE

To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above arrow. Welcome to Week 3 of Head Games! The mental game of youth sports is key to your child’s success and this week we focus on Athletes and Their Body Images. My co-host for the series is Diane Munoz, counselor, blogger, and recoverin.... More »
 Our Spine Stress Fracture Mini Epidemic + MORE

The Parents’ Guide to the X-Plan: How to Hold Up Your End of the Bargain + MORE

You may have seen a recent post by a dad, Bert Fulks entitled X-Plan: Giving Your Kids a Way Out.  The article recently went viral, and for good reason. In it, Bert shared a powerful strategy that helped his children safely remove themselves from situations that were dangerous or uncomfortable.... More »

6 words every young athlete needs to know

Your young athlete needs to know this very important truth. As a sports parent, you will give a lot of advice, coaching, and encouragement to your young athlete over the years. As you do, remember that there is one phrase that every athlete needs to hear and believe from his parents. There’s .... More »

PITCH COUNTS: A Deeper Look into New York State’s Rules

NEW YORK PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL PITCH COUNT RULES TO GO INTO EFFECT THIS SEASON                                                     By Steve Kallas (The following article discusses the new pitch count rules for New York State only.  For a list of the r.... More »
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Resourcefulness: How Parents Help Children Achieve Goals + MORE

When our daughter Sarah was in 7th grade, her Latin Class held student chariot races—reenacting a sport that began in ancient Greece. Sarah’s goal was to build the best chariot so she and her team could win the competition. It was a fun school project, and one that had the potential to help Sara.... 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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