Posts tagged "Injury"

Sports: The Day My Daughter's Sports Life Took a Terrible Turn

It was a long drive to the WAGS soccer tournament out in the Washington D.C. area back in the Fall of 2001. My oldest daughter had just come off of a solid high school soccer season, as a freshman on varsity, along with a successful prior summer camp experience with her club team out in... Read more »

Stem Cells Plus HGH Could Change Sports Landscape Forever

Follow @KirkMango If you go to the ChicagoNow homepage  and type Steroids, Performance-Enhancement in their search box, you will find (based on what pops up) that I spend a good deal of time reflecting, writing, and offering my thoughts on the use of illegal performance-enhancement as a means to succeed in sports. In addition, perusing... Read more »

Wrestler Anthony Robles Not The Only Inspirational Story In Town; Boise State Gymnast Amy Glass Certainly Knows The Score

Geez, how much inspiration can a guy take in one month. First comes that story of the one-legged wrestler from Arizona State, Anthony Robles, winning an NCAA Championship, then up pops another story about Boise State gymnast Amy Glass who launched a successful comeback from a likely career ending injury–a broken neck!!! Yes, you read... Read more »
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Head Injuries A Big Concern For Athletes

Neurologist Dr. Richard C. Senelick’s recent article in The Huffington Post, Head Games and Youth Sports: Have We Gone Too Far?, is a timely piece emphasizing the growing anxiety over head trauma and brain injury to young developing athletes. Dr. Senelick goes into some detail about Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) – a “result of multiple... Read more »

Wow, A Little League Baseball Injury Turns Ugly - Lawsuit Pending

WKYC TV in Cleveland Ohio reports that a father is suing an opposing team’s coach after the coach allegedly told his pitcher to throw at the father’s son on his second bunt attempt during a game this past June. The pitch hit the batter, breaking two bones in his hand.   Here, check it out:... Read more »

Part IV: Brett Favre Not the Only One; The Rise in Youth Sports Injuries - What to do?

Many might mistakenly believe that Functional Sports-Specific Training and Core Strengthening discussed in Part III is all they would need to help lessen an athlete’s risk of injury; however, there is more. Proprioception Proprioception has become much more common as a training method to help prevent injury in recent years. Basically, proprioception is a subconscious... Read more »
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Part III: Brett Favre Not the Only One; The Rise in Youth Sports Injuries - What to do?

In this third piece of The Rise in Youth Sports Injuries, I will offer some basic principles of injury prevention by directing you toward articles that detail important ideas related to this concept. Additionally, in Part IV, I will take it a step further by encouraging conditioning/training in four areas that are often neglected. The... Read more »

Part II: Brett Favre Not the Only One; The Rise in Youth Sports Injuries - Why?

Part II:  Brett Favre Not the Only One; The Rise in Youth Sports Injuries - Why?
Continuing where we left off in Part I on youth sports injuries, there is clear research that demonstrates the increased risk to females, most notably at the knee, over males due to anatomical, neuromuscular, and biological differences. Years ago, before women engaged in the intense training and competition that you see today, how would anyone... Read more »

Part I: Brett Favre Not the Only One; The Rise in Youth Sports Injuries - Why?

Part I:  Brett Favre Not the Only One; The Rise in Youth Sports Injuries - Why?
In May of this year I published a three-part article, Specialization in Youth Sports, Good or Bad, where I touched on the current increase in injuries to young competitors playing sports – something that has become a hot topic in youth sports circles over the last several years. I have also reported in other writings... Read more »
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