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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Jammed Finger- See A Doctor Or Not?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A jammed finger occurs with direct impact to the tip of a finger and is generally a mild sprain that resolves in a few days Some finger injuries can be more seri.... More »
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Young Athletes Who Suffer From Pregame Jitters Podcast

Pregame Jitters in Young Athletes Do your kids interpret pregame jitters as something is wrong with them before they compete? Often, the pregame jitters can help kids focus better and boost their energy just before a game. However, those butterflies and sweaty palms are more than just jitters; they.... More »
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Hank Aaron: Greatest Baseball Hitter + MORE

Hank Aaron, the greatest baseball hitter of all time played in a National League city – Atlanta, home of the Braves. Growing up in Kansas City, an America League City, where I first followed the Kansas City Athletics and then the Kansas City Royals, Hammerin Hank didn’t receive a lot of .... More »

COMMUNICATING WITH SPORTS PARENTS: More Thoughts on Reducing Parents/Coaches Conflicts + MORE

It’s a topic that constantly needs to be addressed, and the calls came pouring in on this AM’s Sports Edge show. In short, what can be done – if anything – to try and reduce the friction between involved sports parents and the HS varsity coaches. Most of the time, the issue b.... More »
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Sociability: How Families Learn Together with Love and Respect

Each of us wants our children to develop positive relationships—to experience the power of unconditional love, support, friendship, and encouragement throughout school and life. But we also know that creating and sustaining relationships is hard work—effort that requires a cooperative ability to.... 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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national flag football tournament 1446609896 500595475 SmartTeams Talk™:  Chiropractor's Role In Concussion Testing and Treatment + MOREBy Dev Mishra, M.D.
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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