Skill and training are essential for every athlete. Another factor that has a massive impact on an athlete’s performance is optimal nutrition. No matter what sport they play, young athletes need the right fuel to train and perform well and meet their growth demands. Here are some game day nutrition tips for young athletes to help them deliver a top-notch performance. Carbohydrates for Energy Carbohydrates or carbs are a source of energy. Choosing foods like crackers, whole-grain bread, … [Read more...] about Game Day Nutrition Tips for Young Athletes
Baseball is one of the most popular youth sports in the United States, and like any other sport, it comes with a risk of injuries. Just like baseball is a team sport, it also needs the collective effort of parents, coaches, teammates and officials to ensure the safety of its players. Here are some essential baseball safety tips to keep in mind to protect children from injuries. Preventing Injuries Pre-Season Before the season starts, ensure that your child is healthy. It’s advisable to get … [Read more...] about Baseball Safety for Children
One of the most popular team sports in the world, soccer (also known as football, outside of the United States) is a great exercise that helps improve agility, coordination, balance and develops the ability to do teamwork among young ones. (Advanced Solutions International) An estimated 15.5 million people play soccer in the United States. More than 700,000 girls and boys played soccer in US high schools in 2008-09, leading to growing participation in the game. (Koutures et al.) Since it … [Read more...] about Preventing Soccer Injuries in Children
Our children play a myriad of sports where physical contact is inevitable. Even with protective headgear, it is possible for head impact to result in concussion. Here are some head injury statistics for some more popular youth sports activities. Football Head Injuries Football is all about Friday night lights and cheering for our team. We can easily find concussion statistics on high school, collegiate and professional football, but more recently, the focus has been on younger players. Children … [Read more...] about Concussion and Head Injury in Youth Sports
We Texans love our sports. We love to watch them and cheer on our favorite teams and players. But we also love to play them ourselves. And sometimes on the field, on the court, or in the rink, accidents happen. Hi, I’m Dr Schwartz, ER physician here locally at Elite Care in Rice Village. Sports-related injuries range from very minor bruises to potentially life-threatening accidents. When an injury is serious enough to require emergency medical treatment it’s imperative that you know … [Read more...] about When Do Sports Injuries Require an Emergency Room Visit?
With football season in full-swing, concussions and head injuries are in the front of a lot of parents’ and coaches’ minds. With advances in protective gear along with increased awareness and legislation surrounding the need to remove injured athletes from play, athletes are being kept safer. But when should a parent worry? Will there be long-term consequences after a head injury? When is a CT scan necessary? How long will the athlete need to be removed from play? These questions will all be … [Read more...] about Concussion Treatment
We have all heard more and more about concussion in the news lately, especially regarding athletes. The term concussion protocols for athletes returning to play after a head injury has been particularly talked about. But athletes are not the only individuals who can suffer from concussions. What Is A Concussion? A concussion, also known as a mild traumatic brain injury -MTBI, is a type of brain injury that is defined as a short loss of normal brain function after a head … [Read more...] about How Should You Treat A Concussion?