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A low carb diet may be a sensible option for children or athletes concerned about excessive weight, risk of diabetes and athletic performance. That very phrase may run contrary to common teaching. For example, if you click this link on traditional sports nutrition guides, you will often find...

What side of the net do sports medicine experts land on when discussing volleyball ankle braces? There little doubt that ankle sprains are the most common acute injury in indoor volleyball. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="410"] Photo courtesy of USA Volleyball[/caption] The debate begins when recommending for or against the...

Childhood Allergies WHAT CAUSES CHILDHOOD ALLERGIES? One helpful ways to think about childhood allergies is to view them as being caused by the immune system having gone haywire. Specifically, the immune system of people with allergies responds to dust, for example, as if a germ or a threat...

One of the most common concerns young athletes and their families bring to my attention is heel pain. Heel pain that tends to range from a little discomfort to limping,  decreased speed, and pain for both athlete and parents. There usually is no swelling or numbness, and comes with gradual onset...

Each concussion is unique and deserves individualized assessment and management. CLICK HERE FOR MORE CONCUSSION INFORMATION There is no one standard test or question to diagnose a concussion- I often will use multiple questions and evaluation tests to follow a concussion. Please refer to the SCAT Concussion Form...

Skateboarding, BMX biking, snowboarding, skiing, and mountain biking are all sports practiced by dedicated athletes who put time and attention into bettering their tricks, handling, and overall skill. These athletes deserve credit for their abilities- and also should follow some basic recommendations to prevent injury...

NEW AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS REPORT ENCOURAGES SAFER PARTICIPATION IN MARTIAL ARTS Nation’s pediatricians offer guidance on injury risks among various forms of martial arts, including mixed martial arts Karate, taekwondo, judo and other martial arts can boost fitness, motor skills and emotional development for the estimated...

After seeing plenty of shin pain in ballet Nutcracker performers , Olympic Volleyball players and various other athletic activities , here are 7 practical clinical observations to help assess and treat this common problem. 1)      Look above the shin Landing  from a jump with inadequate hip or...

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