By Tamara Hew Butler, DPM, Ph.D., FASCM
When we hear about catastrophic injury and death amongst athletes, we typically think about concussion (1), cardiac arrest (2) and heatstroke. (3) Exercise-associated hyponatremia (EAH) is rarely uttered amongst the "big three", despite .... More »
With the start of another school year comes great excitement and anticipation for those who will be participating in sports. For some, this becomes a great way to make friends, have fun, learn new skills and reach for excellence. For others, it quickly transforms into a time of anxiety and fear.
If.... More »
Just before a game, you want your athletes to trust in their skills.
If they don’t trust in what they’ve learned, they’re likely to try too hard to perfect their skills during the game or perform tight—and that will hurt their performance and confidence.
In fact, kids should trust so much in.... More »
There’s been a lot of discussion in the youth sports world about whether parents and coaches are coddling athletes. So I thought you’d be interested in this post I just published on the Huffington Post Parent Blog yesterday: 10 Signs You are Coddling Your Young Athlete After you’ve.... More »
We caught up with authors Nolan McMonagle and Mike O’Halloran for a Q & A session to discuss their new MVP Offseason Workouts for Basketball e-book:
Sports Feel Good Stories (SFGS): Who should be using these basketball workouts?
Nolan McMonagle: The workout plans were designed for youth basketball players, ages 10 – 17 years old, who have played on a team before…
April 16 and 17 in Washington DC – make your plans now! Visit Site HERE. Now in its 4th year, Arrowhead’s Annual TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CONFERENCE brings together researchers and clinicians from industry, academia, the military and government to present ground-breaking research in a variety of areas related to traumatic brain injury, including: Neuroimaging Clinical Trial Design Cognitive […]
She was a miracle from the first time his bewildered eyes saw her and she was placed in his arms. Tears poured down his cheeks as he promised her he would always protect her from the world. Now she’s a girl quickly growing into a woman, and the pledge he made in that moment is as strong today in his heart as the day he made it…
According to a recent article, a "debate is stirring about whether ice – for decades a medicinal tool employed by physicians, athletic trainers and soccer moms alike – is effective in limiting swelling and enabling athletes to return to action."
Sometimes it’s the little things that mean the most. Here’s how one dad’s simple gesture touched his daughter. Make the most of each day you have with your children; they’ll be grown up before you know it.
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
To most observers baseball pitching looks like it’s an upper body activity. However, researchers have found that like many rotational movements such as golf swings and tennis serves, it involves the lower body and trunk musculature extensively. In fact, our most current knowledge of the motions required in throwing suggests that the action starts from the ground and works its way up…
Last week, we posted to the site a group of four articles about a peer-reviewed study in the Journal of Neurosurgery showing that football helmet design affected concussion risk among a large group (or what scientists call a "cohort") of college football players.
I was dropped a line from a source back home (OK my dad) about reports recently on the news in Denver. Here is the LINK to the 9news story that prompted my father to send the info. I found the report very informative and brought forth many angles on the story of helmets. Meanwhile I […]