Your young athlete takes a blow to the head. They’re dizzy, having headaches and seem somewhat out of it. It seems like they may have a concussion. You get concerned and start to wonder if a CAT scan is needed to sort things out. You see your pediatrician and ask about getting his head … Continue reading Does My Child Need a CT Scan After Their Concussion?
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In advance of the Super Bowl this past week, there was a new press release about a new blood test for concussion praising the advances and that it would be revolutionary for the sideline diagnosis of concussion. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Well, is this new FDA approved test really all it is being touted … Continue reading Is There Really a Blood Test for Concussions?
If you have a child who has a concussion there may be all sorts of guidance you may receive on what to do for your child. Unfortunately, in caring for kids with concussions, I see outdated advice given on a regular basis and often families rely on recommendations from other parents or online information … Continue reading Return to Learn After Concussion
The female athlete triad. What exactly is this? Why is this something important for you to be aware about as a parent, coach or young athlete? As a problem that may be overlooked, but can have huge implications to the long-term health of your young female athlete, this will be an episode you won’t … Continue reading The Female Athlete Triad
Whether it is indoors on a court or outdoors in the backyard or even on the beach, volleyball is no question a popular year round sports. Today on the podcast, we will be talking about all things volleyball; touching on the common injuries we see, some ways of possible prevention of these injuries and … Continue reading Volleyball Injuries
Today on the Healthy Young Athlete Podcast we are going to tackle a topic that I would predict that most of us do not get enough of……and that’s sleep. Sleep is a necessity for all of us but it can have a critical role in the life of an athlete in terms of injury … Continue reading Does Sleep Affect Athletes?
It’s summertime. Throughout much of the country, heat and humidity are starting to become the norm. When you add that to a world navigating through a pandemic, and young athletes anxious to start up organized sports again, those of us in sports medicine are on high alert for a potential surge in heat related … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Exertional Heat Stroke
I don’t know many people that don’t enjoy watching gymnastics during the Olympics. It’s unfortunate we won’t be able to watch them this upcoming summer but here’s hoping for 2021. It’s estimated that nearly 75,000 of our kids participate in gymnastics. However, there is a risk of injury and there are also some common … Continue reading Gymnastics: Injuries & Myths…
The Emergency Action Plan. What exactly is that? Why are they important to know about when your young athlete is participating for a team? How can you find out if your team has one? We will answer those questions and more today on the podcast. The Healthy Young Athlete Podcast Links Bar: Subscribe … Continue reading Creating an Emergency Action Plan for Your Team
If you aren’t a self-declared shoe geek like me, you may find trying to buy athletic shoes for your young athlete a major chore. It can also be challenging to fight against the pressures of what is the trendy shoe as opposed to what is truly functional. With so many brands and models, you … Continue reading Choosing the Right Shoe for Your Healthy Young Athlete…