The Plank And The World Cup: Recovering from A Sports-Related Back Injury (Part III) + MORE

The Plank And The World Cup: Recovering from A Sports-Related Back Injury (Part III) + MORE

How to Treat Your Middle School Athlete Like He Should Be Treated

As with every stage of parenting–from sleepless nights to potty training, all the way to setting curfews and paying college bills–there are adjustments you make in how you care for, discipline and relate to your child. And so it is in youth sports. You will not, and should not, treat t-.... More »
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On-Field Injury Recognition: If Not Now, Then When? + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recently published study provides a 25 year data analysis of emergency department visits for injuries from youth soccer and shows a year to year significant in.... More »

NFL analyst: We can only know so much if we weren’t in the huddle + MORE

We’ve all done it. Well, not you, but the rest of us have. We see a play go wrong for an NFL team, and we can see who screwed up. We diagnose the blown assignment or mental lapse and assign blame to the offending player. And really, unless we were in the huddle, we have no idea if we’re .... More »

DANGERS OF HAZING: How to Finally Put an End to This Abusive Behavior + MORE

As I discussed in length on my radio show this morning (and by the way, if you want to hear any of my shows, you can listen to the podcast at WFAN.com), the time has finally come to stand up and eradicate hazing from our schools. Now, I write that, knowing full well that hazing is one of the most in.... More »

What’s Your Family’s Summertime Strategy?

Summertime brings vacations, camps, lots of outdoor fun, and of course, the inevitable sound of your child saying, “I’m bored!” I do not advocate filling every moment of your child’s summer; in fact, I think “boredom” every now and then is good for kids because it.... More »
At first blush, as a sports fan, you might immediately think that having a written “mercy rule” in place is one of those rules that makes a lot of sense. After all, who wants to have their youngster play on the short side of a lopsided score?
Mercy rules are put in place to basically shorten the game in a one-sided affair…

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The end of June and first part of July became an exceptionally busy time at our house, juggling the final stretch of Physical Therapy for our son while trying to watch every second of the soccer World Cup coverage! Lucky for us, the Physical Therapy gym is well equipped with TV monitors, all tuned in to sports!
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