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

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

When Sports Parents SHOULD Butt In

As the words in Ecclesiastes 3 say, “There is a time for everything,” and that is especially true for sports parents. There IS a time to butt in….          Related Stories8 Things Every Soccer Parent Needs to KnowHow to Deal with a Negative .... More »

Top 5 Youth Sports Injuries,Part 4: Female Concussions and 3 Facts You Should Know

This week, Female Concussions is the fourth injury in a 5-part series on youth sports injuries, 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.... More »
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It’s Time to End the Sideline Sportsanity + MORE

As soon as I stepped out of my car in the parking lot, I could hear it. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon of travel soccer, but there it was. You know what I’m talking about: that sometimes beautiful, often times excruciating cacophony of sounds that we have come to know as “cheering for our.... More »

5 Ways You Are Encouraging Entitlement in Your Athlete + MORE

No parent wants their child to grow up with an attitude of entitlement. How can you keep that from happening? I didn’t grow up with things being handed to me. I had to work hard. Serena Williams I’m not one bit surprised to hear this statement come out of Serena’s mouth. She’.... More »
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You Need An Emergency Action Plan + MORE

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 »
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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