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Social media Saturday: Brainstorm topics for your blog

This one exercise will help you quickly figure out if you have something to say as you prepare to start a blog, video posts and more.Continue Reading

Healthy athlete tip: Watch for signs of burnout in young athletes

We usually think burnout is a problem adults face but it can also be an issue for kids too, and sports are often involved. Keeping an open line of communication with kids before they quit playing altogether is vitally important.Continue Reading

What is causing the spike in Tommy John injuries?

Is the apparent rash of Tommy John surgeries early this season in Major League Baseball a real concern? Is there any measure that professional teams can take to decrease these injuries? Can the athletes themselves take steps to avoid these injuries?Continue Reading

Sports medicine stats: Baseball participation

Every year in the United States, approximately 15 million children and adults play organized baseball. This number includes 5.7 million children in eighth grade or lower.Continue Reading

Tips to prevent eye injuries in sports

With April serving as Youth Sports Safety Month, we look for steps to lower the risks of injuries for children in all sports. The American Academy of Ophthalmology points out that a large number of eye injuries occur to young people in sports. Decreasing these eye injuries would be a significant step to keeping kids safe.
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Episode 138: Why are preparticipation physicals so important?

Why are preparticipation physicals so important and who should be getting them? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton, Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Social media Saturday: How can you pick a theme for your content?

Ask yourself these two questions to help you pick subject matter for your blog, videos and other social media content that can benefit your readers and keep you motivated to write.Continue Reading

Healthy athlete tip: Don’t allow kids to play for more than one team in the same season

Overuse injuries among youth sports athletes are on the rise. One way to combat this issue is to limit kids to play for only one team in the same season.Continue Reading

Youth sport burnout and injury prevention: The STOP Sports Injuries tweetchat

For the latest STOP Sports Injuries tweetchat, we discussed youth sport burnout and injury prevention. How can parents and coaches help kids balance competition with safety? What youth safety education programs are available for athletes in your area? Check out the transcript!Continue Reading

Sports medicine stats: Elite youth athletes

Less than 1% of young athletes 6 to 17 years of age achieve elite status in basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, or football.Continue Reading

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