A “Reality Check” Conversation from an Ivy League Coach

January 28th, 2012 · Comments Off · Recruiting, Sports Parenting

He can always tell when they’re about to commit and then he has his “reality check” conversation with the recruit. “If you broke your leg the day you arrived on campus and couldn’t compete, would you still want to be here?” “Imagine your worst high school teacher and multiple that times five. What would you [...]

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What diagnosis would you make?

November 30th, 2011 · No Comments · Resources We Recommend, Sports Psychology

I get very excited about learning new things and luckily have a variety of professionals around me from whom I learn. One of those is a neuropscyhologist who presents to our practice and at various hospitals on the topic of concussions. Hearing about the latest research and information on the prevalent topic of concussions has [...]

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Reduce the Risk of ACL Injury By An Average of 50%

September 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · Sports Medicine

Katherine Hobson published an article in the Wall Street Journal (9/20/11) about “New Steps to Help Prevent Knee Injuries in Teen Sports.”  The article is filled with stats, facts about growth and development for girls and boys, recommendations from the medical community and athlete experiences with ACL injuries. I think she did an excellent job [...]

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Finding the Right Treatment Team

May 19th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Resources We Recommend, Sports Medicine, Sports Parenting

As my youngest approaches high school graduation, I'm thinking back to how much I've learned about sports injuries and treatment, all because of him. He spent his first 15 years fairly injury-free. Maybe it was because our life overseas was not as sports and training focused. But bones, noses, tendons and skin all came apart [...]

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Safe Kids USA Offers Webcast for Sports Parents

April 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Resources We Recommend, Sports Parenting

Safe Kids USA and Johnson & Johnson team up to help sports parents get the information they need to detect sports injuries in their children. I came upon the article while trolling my Twitter account. Safe Kids USA is dedicated to helping kids avoid sports injuries as well as educate coaches and parents on best [...]

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Does Your School Have Insurance Coverage for Sports Injuries?

March 25th, 2011 · No Comments · Sports Medicine, Sports Parenting

Did you know most schools provide sports injury accident insurance coverage? If your athlete is injured when training or playing on a school sponsored team (and your school has this type of insurance coverage) you can use the school’s policy to cover expenses not covered by your primary insurance. Make sure a coach or athletic [...]

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The Silver Lining to a Sports Injury

February 21st, 2011 · No Comments · Resources We Recommend

In Sports Psychology:Tips for Faster Sports Injury Recovery, Elizabeth Quinn does a great job explaining how injury can become a time for personal growth. Please share with your injured high school or college athlete.

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Your Athlete’s Psychological Health During An Injury

February 15th, 2011 · No Comments · Resources We Recommend, Sports Medicine, Sports Parenting, Sports Psychology

We are so well trained to get immediate medical care for our injured athletes, but what about their emotional adjustment during the time when they cannot train or compete? Athletes can have a range of emotional responses to their injured status. How will your athlete respond to the sudden change of inactivity, loss of team, [...]

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Injuries: How to manage care and when to get a second opinion

January 17th, 2011 · No Comments · Sports Medicine

Getting injured is never pleasant or convenient, but how you handle your athlete’s care can mean the difference between a speedy recovery and a long and painful process. To get started, see a doctor that you trust. Get a referral from a fellow parent or ask the school’s athletic trainer to recommend someone. Pediatricians and [...]

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Do I Go Down to the Field If My Athlete Is Injured?

November 9th, 2010 · No Comments · Sports Parenting

Sitting in the stands with other parents, watching our teens participate in a popular fall contact sport, the topic of concussions came up. It came up because one of the players was taken out of the game after his helmet came off during a big hit. He was being evaluated by an adult, but it [...]

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