Stop Sports Injuries Blog: Stay in the Game by Staying Informed

Friday, September 26, 2014 8:42 AM

As coaches and parents working with youth athletes, our primary concern should be their proper growth and development. Injuries specific to the youth athlete often arise from various growth patterns and disorders, combined with acute or chronic trauma. John Gallucci Jr., author of Soccer Injury Prevention and Treatment: A Guide To Optimal Performance For Players, Parents and Coaches addresses some youth-specific conditions that can be easily managed with proper care and treatment.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 1:56 PM

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), medial collateral ligament (MCL), and other ligament injuries of the knee can be devastating for football players and may result in significant loss of playing time and/or require surgical treatment. As player safety and injury prevention continue to be a priority, many players and parents wonder if a knee brace can help prevent major football injuries. Dr. Lance LeClere offers some

 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 1:46 PM

Cross country running has many challenges, including varied terrain, hills, inclines, and uneven surfaces.  A cross country runner has to adjust his/her stride length with these many variables.  This challenges the athlete differently than running on a flat surface track. Dr. Michael J. Smith shares some of the common cross country injuries, as well as tips for preventing them. 

Friday, September 12, 2014 1:35 PM

Answering the question, "How many sports should my kid play?" is a challenge for any medical professional. Dr. Benton Heyworth explores the benefits of multi-sport play, while also cautioning that no one athlete is the same.

 

Friday, September 12, 2014 12:56 PM

The fall season is prime-time for knee injuries, including the dreaded ACL tear. Dr. Matthew Panzarella shares some basics on how these injuries occur, as well as a number of programs created to help young athletes prevent them.

Friday, September 05, 2014 9:43 AM

As summer comes to an end and families prepare for children to return to fall sports and the school year there are some considerations that may be helpful in promoting a successful fall season. John Gallucci, Jr., author of Soccer Injury Prevention and Treatment: A Guide To Optimal Performance For Players, Parents and Coaches, shares tips for a successful return for athletes.

Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:45 AM

While baseball is commonly known as a non-contact sport, the risk of collision is certainly not minimal. Some are due to contact with the ball, bat, or another player, but it is easy to forget that a base can cause injuries. Help young baseball players avoid sliding injuries with these tips from our own Dr. Daryl Osbahr. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:27 AM

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries in sports. Identifying and treating the issue properly, however, can help young athletes return to play and avoid long term problems. 

 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 2:55 PM

Better understanding the truths and myths behind sports injuries can help create a safer environment for young athletes. Dr. Robert Brophy examines some of the common myths about concussions in soccer, centrally those that revolve around heading the ball.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 2:31 PM

Getting back to the field after ACL surgery may seem like a long, daunting process. Breaking down the rehabilitation plan into smaller periods of time can help athletes manage their recovery and feel less overwhelmed. John Gallucci, Jr., author of Soccer Injury Prevention and Treatment: A Guide To Optimal Performance For Players, Parents and Coaches, shares his recovery plan for athletes who undergo ACL surgery.