Running Backwards Could Help Your Game + MORE

Running Backwards Could Help Your Game + MORE

TRENDS IN SPORTS: What Parents Need to Know about Youth Hockey + MORE

I really can’t recall the last time I did a WFAN show on the sport of youth and travel team hockey. Which is curious, because for years, ice hockey was the poster child for everything that was wrong about over-the-top and obnoxious sports parents…concerns about a kid’s playing time…t.... More »

DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: How State Laws Are Mandating Adult Education on This Important Issue

A New Study on Adult-Education Mandates In State Concussion Laws By Doug Abrams  Between 2009 and 2014, amid heightened public awareness about the serious consequences of concussions suffered in youth sports, every state and the District of Columbia enacted laws designed to promote prevention and t.... More »

SPORTSMANSHIP: Are HS Basketball Routs Inevitable?

It’s that time of the year when HS basketball games sometimes turn into lopsided affairs, and each year I wonder why coaches and refs allow this to happen. I mean, if you’ve been around the sport of basketball, it doesn’t take a great deal of expertise to see when the score of a HS gam.... More »

SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: Revisiting the Most Pressing Issues in Youth and Amateur Sports + MORE

Back in June of this year, I did a Sports Edge show in which I asked a fairly simple question about youth sports. And the response was so overwhelming that I promised myself that I would come back to revisit the topic soon. And today is that day. What was that question? What do you think is the bigg.... More »
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Top Youth Sports Injuries,Part 5: Smart Habits for Athletic Recovery + MORE

  This is the fifth and final week in the series Top Youth Sports Injuries series sponsored by the UHealth Sports Medicine Institute, part of the University of Miami health system. UHealth is paying me for these posts because they believe strongly in the importance of a safe youth sports e.... More »
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Running Backwards Could Help Your Game

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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Backwards running can be used in training, with several benefits.
Forces across the kneecap are reduced compared to forward running, this backwards running can be a useful tool for athletes with pain in the front of the knee
Backwards running can also improve in-game performance in many sports

Basketball players train this way often…

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