Preparticipation Sports Physicals: Not Foolproof

Preparticipation Sports Physicals: Not Foolproof
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The Ugly Truth Of Skin And Soft Tissue Infections In Young Athletes + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Skin and soft tissue infections have become increasingly common amongst athletes, including at the high school and adolescent sport ages These infections can hav.... More »

Ready For Primetime

This post is a continuation of the ongoing in the wild review of the Vector Mouthguard System. You can see the previous posts about what I have experienced to this point by clicking on the hot links. As always if you have questions please comment, email or tweet I will do my best to answer. [….... More »
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Coach Spotlight Series: Artie Gigantino + MORE

We’re back! After a week off for the holidays, we’re so pleased to present our interview Coach Artie for this week’s spotlight. Artie trains as a football coach out of Walnut Creek, California — he was the defensive coordinator and linebacker coach at Cal + USC, as well as.... More »

One Good Reason For Quitting Youth Sports + MORE

Quitting youth sports is not something I would usually go around recommending because I love it so much and believe it can teach kids so much, but there’s an exception to every rule and here’s one reason why I’d advise it for your child. If your child is not growing in o confidence.... More »

Texas Youth Football Program: Ten Ways It Is Walking The Talk On Safety

Participation in youth sports in general, and in youth football in particular, is on the decline in some parts of the nation.  One of the biggest factors driving the decline is a concern about injuries.  Lots of youth sports programs say they want to improve safety, but how many are actually m.... More »
 

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 the only exposure many teens have to medical care, should be used to provide lifestyle advice to adolescents who are not receiving regular medical care…

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