Start ACL Injury Prevention Programs When The Players Are Young

Start ACL Injury Prevention Programs When The Players Are Young

COLLEGE RECRUITING: Don’t Be Shy: Ask the Tough Questions

THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER, AND OF COURSE, IN SOME STATES, SCHOOL HAS ALREADY BEGUN. AND NATURALLY, ALL HS SPORTS PRACTICES, TRYOUTS, AND SCRIMMAGES ARE ALSO UNDERWAY. AS WE HEAD INTO SEPTEMBER, COLLEGE RECRUITING CONTINUES TO ESCALATE AS WELL. TO THAT END, I WANT TO REMIND A.... More »

VIDEO: Your Greatest Opponent as an Athlete + MORE

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Can A Concussion Increase Lower Extremity Injury Risk?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Athletes who’ve had a concussion might have subtle alterations in eye movement or balance even after their symptoms are gone The differences in eye movement or.... More »

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COLLEGE RECRUITING: How to Prevent Your Athlete Making a Bad Choice of College

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national flag football tournament 1527038164 2138453630 Start ACL Injury Prevention Programs When The Players Are YoungBy Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

The FIFA 11 injury prevention warmup program has been proven effective in reducing lower extremity injury rates in soccer players
Pre-adolescent and adolescent female players are at particular risk for ACL injury, possibly due to risky movement patterns
A recent study shows that the pre-adolescent group may benefit most from training with the FIFA 11 program, although all groups show improvements in their movement patterns
This study suggests that starting the FIFA 11 program as early as possible would be beneficial

I’ve written and spoken about how much I believe in the value of the FIFA 11 program to reduce ACL and lower extremity injury rates, and make better soccer players…

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