Category Archives: Healthy Young Athlete Podcast

Podcast for parents, coaches & young athletes covering a wide variety of topics relevant to the world of youth sports. Hosted by Dr. Mark Halstead

Healthy Young Athlete Podcast: Is There Really a Blood Test for Concussions?

Is There Really a Blood Test for Concussions?



  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?


Does Sleep Affect Athletes?

Does Sleep Affect Athletes?



  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?


What You Need to Know About Exertional Heat Stroke



  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


Healthy Young Athlete Podcast: Gymnastics: Injuries & Myths...

Gymnastics: Injuries & Myths…



  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…


Healthy Young Athlete Podcast: Creating an Emergency Action Plan for Your Team

Creating an Emergency Action Plan for Your Team



  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


Choosing the Right Show for Your Healthy Young Athlete...

Choosing the Right Shoe for Your Healthy Young Athlete…



  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…