When Can I Return To Sports After ACL Surgery? + MORE

When Can I Return To Sports After ACL Surgery? + MORE

Top 10 Best Selling Skill and Strength Training Tools

Does your child to do skill or strength training outside of practice? If so, this is a great way for you to help and spend time with her. I’ve researched the best selling skill and strength training tools on Amazon for youth athletes. Look over these ten with your athlete and decide toget.... More »

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Sports Parenting Podcast: Parenting Tips from a Soccer Mom + MORE

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. In this episode I am featuring Skye Eddy Bruce of The Institute for Soccer Parenting. Skye is the founder of SoccerParenting.com and a former All-American goalkeeper, professional player and collegiate coach. As a mother of two athletes, she kno.... More »
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Do Your Athletes Have Pregame Jitters or Performance Anxiety? + MORE

Helping Sports Kids Overcome Pregame Anxiety Just before a game, your kids may say they’re feeling jittery and will look distracted, over-excited and tense. They may have sweaty palms and a pounding heart. In many cases, such feelings are pregame jitters or “butterflies” that actually.... More »
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The Athletes Guide to Essential Self-Care + MORE

Many athletes like to pride themselves on being “tough” and pushing themselves to the limits. They are hyper-focused on their goals and apply all their energy towards the big game, race, or performance coming up in the near future or the end of the season. They wake up early to work out, put i.... More »
national youth football tournaments 1444156281 1420991758 When Can I Return To Sports After ACL Surgery? + MOREBy Geoffrey Abrams, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
 
And Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Most surgeons will like to see at least 90% strength in the operated knee and 100% motion compared to the normal knee before allowing a return to sports
We often use “functional testing” such as hops or 3-D motion analysis to provide more data on readiness
High school aged athletes will typically take at least 9 months after surgery before they are successfully able to pass all the tests and return to cutting, pivoting, or power based sports

We’ve written previously about the timing of ACL surgery for high school age athletes, and in the post one of us (Dr…

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Bleacher Report has maintained a blacklist of clichés to avoid since 2012. The Quality Control team, using a combination of analytics and human judgment, has revised and expanded the list. These are the words and phrases that editors will zap from copy every time.
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One of the country’s latest and greatest obsessions to hit the sports training market is the desire to constantly consume protein bars. These protein bars are hailed as not only a weight loss tool, but as something that will help you get bigger and stronger in no time. However, as Kelly Rodgers Victor points out on her blog, Kale and Kant, protein bars can actually cause more harm than good…

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Parenting Tips for the Sidelines

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The Huffington Post shared an article entitled, “10 Tips for Soccer Parents on the Sidelines.” Bruce Reyes-Chow, a pastor, parent and writer, says one of the top parenting tips to remember is to cheer, not coach. Bruce stresses that your child probably won’t hear what you yell during the game either way, but if they do, you want the message to be overwhelmingly positive and cheerful! He suggested cheering not only for your child but for their teammates – and even the opposing team when they make a nice play…

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