Author: Lora Scott MD

  • Lora Scott MD

    Lora Scott, MD, is the medical director for primary care sports medicine at Dayton Children's. Her blog includes relevant topics for athletes of all ages on sports nutrition, injury prevention and rehabilitation.

How can we reduce injuries in youth football?

In my last blog I talked about the new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics on concussions. There are several ideas on how to reduce injuries from tackling in youth football. All come with their own pros and cons. … Continue reading

Safety and tackling in youth football – Part 1

American football is one of the most popular sports for boys ages 5 and over. It is generally safe and has a positive impact on physical, social and academic health. But like all sports, it is not risk-free. As concussions … Continue reading

The World Cup and women’s knee injuries

By: Dr. Lora Scott – Sports medicine Seeing the USA’s women’s soccer team win the World Cup, as well as the concern when Alex Morgan missed the first few rounds due to injury, gives us a chance to talk about … Continue reading

For or against red-shirting?

By: Dr. Lora Scott, MD- Sports medicine Dr. Ramey recently wrote a blog about red-shirting eighth graders. By repeating the eighth grade, parents hope for an extra year of growth and an advantage in high school sports, eventually leading to a sports … Continue reading

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