Category Archives: Youth Sports

The importance of baseline concussion testing in sports

One of the most difficult challenges when treating an athlete who suffers a concussion is knowing when that athlete has completely recovered. The risk of recurrent concussions and more severe brain injuries increase when the brain has not fully recovered. In this video, I describe how baseline concussion tests are extremely valuable in concussion evaluation and management. Continue Reading

New pitch count rules in high school baseball aim to decrease youth pitching injuries

Last week, the National Federation of State High School Associations took steps to keep young pitchers injury free. Starting next season, each state must regulate how many pitches a player can throw in a game. Each pitcher will have a mandatory rest period between outings based on the number of pitches he throws. Will these rules prevent injuries? Continue Reading

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