Category: Sports Medicine

5 things to know if your kid plays football

The risks of playing football, and growing concerns related to long-term consequences of concussions, are all over the news and social media right now. Regardless of how you came to the decision, your child is going to play football. How … Continue reading

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 hidden dangers of high school athletics

Participation in high school sports results in significant risks to the mental health of our teens. Are the risks worth the benefits? Sports are great activities for our kids. Teens acquire skills from teammates and caring coaches that they can’t … Continue reading

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