SmartTeams Talk™: Chiropractor's Role In Concussion Testing and Treatment + MORE

SmartTeams Talk™: Chiropractor's Role In Concussion Testing and Treatment + MORE
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Parents, are you ready for back-to-school? Teachers, would you like to share some great parenting articles with student’s families?  This popular list of back-to-school articles is updated each year. It contains some of the latest thinking and research on learning, achievement, family well-be.... More »
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Using Painkillers To Play

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Over-the-counter pain relievers such as Tylenol or ibuprofen are commonly used to reduce pain and soreness from mild sports injuries. It’s okay for young a.... More »

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Pop Warner youth football under fire after court allows case to proceed + MORE

In 2011, thirteen year-old Donnovan Hill was paralyzed in a Southern California football game and, as the family says, it was because his coach allegedly taught the youngsters to tackle by leading with their heads. For a while, the claims were dismissed because parents must provide and sign a parti.... More »
Plyometrics is a form of neuromuscular training, says Dallas-based chiropractor and strength and conditioning coach, Steve Horowtiz, D.C., CSCS, involving jumping, hopping, and landing which first lengthens and then shortens the muscle.

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Neuropsychologist Elizabeth M. Pieroth, Psy.D, Associate Director of the Sports Concussion Program of NorthShore Medical Group and consultant to the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, White Sox, and Fire, says that an athlete experiencing any of the following symptoms may have suffered a more serious head injury and should be taken immediately to the emergency room at the nearest hospital:
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Resistance training in youth football, says Dallas-based chiropractor and strength and conditioning coach, Steve Horowtiz, D.C., CSCS, is not only safe but it should be mandatory.

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

Basketball players are at risk for ankle sprains, knee ACL injury, and general lower extremity injury
Using lace-up ankle braces and/or performing balance training can reduce the risk of ankle sprains and general lower extremity injury
Unfortunately, there is no currently proven training method that reduces the risk of ACL injury in basketball players
Basketball players should strongly consider using lace-up ankle braces for practices and games, and consider balance training programs too

I wrote recently on the effectiveness of the FIFA 11+ program to reduce the incidence of a wide variety of lower extremity injuries in soccer, including ACL tears…

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A chiropractor’s role in concussion testing and treatment is similar to that of a pediatrician, says Dallas-based chiropractor and strength and conditioning coach, Steve Horowtiz, D.C., CSCS, in that he or she needs to know about the importance of  core and neck strengthening and range of motion in preventing concussions, and about the importance of baseline testing (neurocognitive, visual, and balance) in concussion treatment.

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The NFL has long strived to spread the sport of American Football, even playing a few games in London each year, but its proved difficult to teach the expensive and potentially dangerous sport to countries around the globe.  However, there’s word of football cropping up in a place you’d never expect it to, China…

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The Secret Ingredient of Great Coaching

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“I just can’t figure it out,” an exasperated coach said to me recently. “One day we are flying around the field, and the next it looks like we’ve never played together before. Why does this happen?” “Do you think your players lost all their skill?” I asked? “Do you think they forgot how to play?” […]

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