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Review Your Emergency Action Plan

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: An Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is a key document that outlines the specific steps taken by a Club, Tournament Director, High School, or individual team in case o.... More »

12 Signs That a Sports Parent Needs to Take 2 Steps Back + MORE

You don’t have to be a crazy sports parent to be a little too invested in your child’s youth sports experience. I was never seen as a whacko parent, but there were definitely times when I sensed that I was taking my kids’ games way too seriously. When I was thinking clearly enough .... More »
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What If You Could Regrow A Torn ACL?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A new technique pioneered by Boston orthopedic surgeon Dr. Martha Murray carries the promise of harnessing the body’s ability to heal a torn ACL through a mini.... More »
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Can We Shift the Paradigm in Youth Sports? + MORE

I was recently in Ohio for a family event. At this event, my father and his friends began sharing stories of their childhood. Everyone shared stories of their days of triumph on the sporting fields in their small Midwest town. As the event progressed, it evolved into a full on discussion about youth.... More »
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Help Young Athletes Reframe Doubts + MORE

Do Your Sports Kids Lack Self-Confidence? In “Sports Parents Success Tips,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your youth sports psychology and mental training questions about sports parents and the mental game challenges their sports kids have. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to subm.... More »
 1443015084 934798994 Sideline Tips: Safe Steps In The Return To Play Decision + MOREBy Dev Mishra, MD
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
 
And Bert R. Mandelbaum, MD DHL (hon)
Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group and Sports Foundation
Team Physician LA Galaxy, US Soccer, Pepperdine University
Member FIFA and CONCACAF Medical Committee and F-MARC
Assistant Medical Director Major League Soccer
 
Key Points:

The coach will often have to make a decision on return to play after injury during competition
One tactic would be to observe the player in pregame warmup for any pain or poor movement
A second in-game method is to make sure the player is pain-free, has no swelling, and can pass a sideline functional test of jog, cut, sprint, and jump

One of the toughest decisions in youth sports is determining when a player who has suffered an injury is ready to return to action…

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