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Laughter, Tears, Frustration, Celebration (Book Review)

By Mike Woitalla Note: This article first appeared in Soccer America’s Youth Soccer Insider. Mike Woitalla is the Executive Editor of Soccer America, and a member of Sideline Sports Doc. If there’s a book about a youth soccer coach’s experience as entertaining and insightful as what Dan Woog has produced, I’m unaware of it. Woog…

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High School Sports Still Matter- For Now

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D., President, Sideline Sports Doc Today’s post is a follow up to last week’s, and I am straying from our usual injury and fitness topics.Please bear in mind that what follows is one man’s opinion and doesn’t represent anyone’s official policy. The decision by the US Soccer Federation to go to…

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Pay Attention To Back And Neck Pain In The Young Athlete

By Roger M. Lyon, M.D., Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI Don’t mess around with spine injuries in youth sports. In today’s post we’ll look at two situations: injuries that occur suddenly during play, and longer-term (??chronic) injuries. Spinal injuries have the potential for permanent injury to the spinal cord or…

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The Science of Stretching for Young Athletes- Part 2: Dynamic Stretching

By Thomas Henry, MS, CSCS, SCCC Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton, CA In last week’s post we had an opportunity to discuss the benefits of static stretching for the young athlete. In today’s post Thomas Henry discusses dynamic stretching. Dev Mishra, M.D., President, Sideline Sports Doc Q: Tell us a bit…

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The Science of Stretching for Young Athletes- Part 1: Static Stretching

By Thomas Henry, MS, CSCS, SCCC Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton, CA In last week’s post we had an opportunity to discuss the benefits of the foam roller for the young athlete. In today’s post Thomas Henry discusses static stretching. Dev Mishra, M.D., President, Sideline Sports Doc Q: Thomas, in last…

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The Best Exercise Your Young Athletes Are Probably Not Doing

By Thomas Henry, MS, CSCS, SCCC Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton, CA Note: Thomas Henry is one of the best thinkers I’ve come across in 17 years of my sports medicine practice. Mr. Henry directs the strength and conditioning program at Sacred Heart Preparatory School, which has gone from having no…

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27 States Have Concussion Laws, But Don’t Forget About The Rest Of The Body!

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D., President, Sideline Sports Doc Recently, Louisiana became one of 27 states that passed remove from play/return to play laws for athletes suspected of having a concussion on the field of play. These laws are for the most part directed at high school athletes but as far as a coach or…

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Sideline Sports Doc on ESPN Radio

Dev Mishra, Founder and President of Sideline Sports Doc appeared on SportsMedicineWeekely on Chicago’s ESPN 1000 to discuss youths sports injury management. Audio File (Mp3) : Dev Mishra – Sports Medicine Weekly

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Tips for Cold Weather Sports

I live in northern California now, but I grew up in the Midwest and fondly remember snowball fights in our neighborhood. The ideal snowball somehow required that your gloves were removed and the snowball was formed with bare hands. And then of course I remember the pain to endure when rewarming those frozen fingers under…

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Finding A Class Or Personal Trainer For Youth Strength Training

Posted by Dev Mishra, M.D., President of Sideline Sports Doc LLC. http://www.sidelinesportsdoc.com/     In our last post called “Is Strength or Resistance Training OK For Young Athletes” http://blog.sidelinesportsdoc.com we noted that the single most important element in a safe and effective training program for a child or adolescent is the quality of the supervising…

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