Vector Mouthguard Season Wrap Up: Product Review and Impressions + MORE

Vector Mouthguard Season Wrap Up: Product Review and Impressions + MORE

How to Prevent Injuries in Youth Sports + MORE

Every parent wants to prevent injuries in youth sports. Here are some real steps you can take. This post is sponsored by SPRTID, a player safety app that provides important medical information for coaches and teams to help them keep young players safe. Safety is a top concern for many sports par.... More »

What do you do when your child’s coach isn’t doing a lot of coaching? + MORE

“My child’s coach doesn’t do much coaching… what do I do?” Here’s how I answered that parent’s questions: Learn More About How You Can be a Sticky Sports Parent!        Related StoriesDon’t Fall for these 10 Youth S.... More »

3 Words That Will Combat Childhood Obesity + MORE

Childhood obesity is a national epidemic. Almost 1 out of 3 children (ages 2-19) in the US is overweight or obese, putting them at risk for serious health problems.  That fact alone is a huge reason to encourage your kids to play sports.  Today’s guest post by nutritionist Cassandra Gold.... More »
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Three Little Words to Diffuse Your Next Power Struggle + MORE

Power struggles and back talk issues? I hear ya! In fact, “I hear ya” is a phrase I encourage you to try the next time your child complains about doing homework, washing the dishes, taking a bath, or – whatever the complaint department problem is at the moment. “I hear ya” is a great way .... More »
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Parents: Give Your Kids Permission to Make Mistakes + MORE

Do Parents Expect Athlete to Not Make Mistakes? Do your sports kids struggle with their composure or game after making mistakes? We receive this question a lot: A coach asks: “I coach a U16 girls team, and I find that while they are great athletically, they tend to fold under pressure and cru.... More »
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 1449592442 325755676 Vector Mouthguard Season Wrap Up: Product Review and Impressions + MOREBy Adam Bitterman, DO
Fellow, Foot and Ankle Surgery
Rush University Medical Center
 
and Johnny Lin, MD
Assistant Professor, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
Rush University Medical Center
Key Points:

Snowboarding is growing in popularity, especially amongst young people
Lightweight boards with less rigid boots lead to faster speeds, with an increase in injury risk
Injuries to the foot and ankle with snowboarding may include fractures, sprains, and tendon injuries…

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