Category Archives: Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast

Collect more innovative experience and hear stories from a Pediatric Sports Medicine Doctor (Dr. Mark Halstead) who covers and educates about current hot topics in the world of the young athrlete relevant to health care professionals.

The AMSSM Position Statement on Mental Health



  Sports medicine professionals interact with athletes daily, many of whom have some underlying mental health issue. Commonly this may be anxiety or depression. We know that many athletes don’t feel comfortable disclosing their mental health issues or concerns or often they may go undiagnosed for long periods of time. They can affect athletic performance … Continue reading The AMSSM Position Statement on Mental Health


Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast: A Conversation with Olympian Rachael Flatt (Mental Health Awareness Month 2021)

A Conversation with Olympian Rachael Flatt (Mental Health Awareness Month 2021)



  We continue our series during Mental Health Awareness Month discussing mental health issues facing athletes. Think that professional athletes have it all together and there aren’t any pressures? How about if you make the Olympics for your sport? Everything will be great from there on out, right? It’s easy to walk away. No pressures…..well … Continue reading A Conversation with Olympian Rachael Flatt (Mental Health Awareness Month 2021)


Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast: Mental Health Awareness Month - A High School Athlete's Story

Mental Health Awareness Month – A High School Athlete’s Story



  Injuries can be devastating to an athlete of any age. It typically means loss in many respects… of goals, dreams, aspirations, normal physical activity, interaction with teammates and just being part of a team. Over the years, many tears have been shed in sports medicine offices over a diagnosis that results in that loss. … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month – A High School Athlete’s Story


Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast: Research Review -- The Shoulder

Research Review — The Shoulder



  It’s time for another Research Review on the Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast. Today we tackle the shoulder. We’ll review 3 articles covering shoulder instability bracing, clavicle fractures and the effectiveness of a throwers injury prevention program. Time to dive in to the medical literature.   The Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast Links Bar:  Subscribe via … Continue reading Research Review — The Shoulder


Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast - Life as an Athletic Trainer. National Athletic Training Month 2021

Life as an Athletic Trainer. National Athletic Training Month 2021



  We are nearing the end of March 2021. It is Brain Injury Awareness Month but certainly not to be overlooked, it’s also National Athletic Training Month. I’ve said it before that I don’t think it’s a coincidence, given that the important role our athletic trainers take in concussion awareness, education, diagnosis and management that … Continue reading Life as an Athletic Trainer. National Athletic Training Month 2021


Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast: CTE: A Conversation with Chris Nowinski

CTE: A Conversation with Chris Nowinski



  Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, otherwise known as CTE, is a major topic when talking about the spectrum of things related to brain injury in sports. From its first descriptions in 1928 by Dr. Harrison Martland when coining the term “Punch Drunk Syndrome” to its portrayal in the movie “Concussion” with Will Smith starring as pathologist … Continue reading CTE: A Conversation with Chris Nowinski


Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast: Remembering Jake Snakenberg: Brain Injury Awareness Month 2021

Remembering Jake Snakenberg: Brain Injury Awareness Month 2021



  It’s March and that means it’s Brain Injury Awareness Month. It’s easy for many of us to see the many patients who come into our practices or we evaluate on the sidelines and help guide them through their evaluation and recovery from their concussion. But as a pediatric sports physician who has a huge … Continue reading Remembering Jake Snakenberg: Brain Injury Awareness Month 2021