Tag Archives: basketball

Strategies to decrease basketball injuries

With basketball starting up across the nation, it is a good time to consider some simple strategies that might decrease the number of injuries this season.Continue Reading

Episode 113: How can basketball players lower their risk of injuries?

What injuries are most common in basketball? And how can players decrease their risk of suffering them? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb, Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Levi Brown, and Oakland Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Episode 89: How much do meniscal tears affect sports performance?

Meniscal tears are one of the most common injuries among athletes and active people. How much do these injuries and the surgeries to treat them affect sports and exercise performance? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Chicago Bulls’ Luol Deng, Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin, Green Bay Packers’ Eddie Lacy, Minnesota Vikings’ Christian Ponder, and Utah soccer referee Ricardo Portillo. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Would eliminating dirty play decrease injuries in youth sports?

What percentage of injuries in US high school sports are caused by fouls, illegal activity and dirty play? What sports have the highest rates of these injuries?Continue Reading

Is it fair to blame Mike D’Antoni for Kobe Bryant’s injury?

In my latest column for The Post and Courier, I discuss the notion that Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni might have contributed to Kobe Bryant’s Achilles tendon injury by playing him too much.Continue Reading

Louisville’s Kevin Ware faces long recovery after horrific injury

My latest column for The Post and Courier explains the long recovery process Louisville guard Kevin Ware faces as he tries to return to basketball after a devastating tibia fracture.Continue Reading

Episode 83: What medical supplies should be available to athletic trainers at sporting events?

What basic supplies should athletic trainers have available in a training room and on the field at sporting events? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez, St. Louis Cardinals closer Jason Motte, New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum, New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler, and women’s tennis star Venus Williams. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Episode 82: Should football players be allowed to play in more than one game per week?

Is it safe for football players to play in more than one game per week? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, Boston Bruins forward Chris Kelly, and women’s tennis player Sam Stosur. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Episode 80: Should athletes take vitamin and mineral supplements?

Should athletes take vitamins and minerals, and would they increase sports and exercise performance? If so, which ones? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, New York Knicks forward Rasheed Wallace, and University of Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Episode 78: Can a gluten-free diet improve sports performance?

Can switching to a gluten-free diet actually improve your sports and exercise performance? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose, University of Kentucky forward Nerlens Noel, Boston Celtics guard Leandro Barbosa, Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger, Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson, and Seattle Mariners P Felix Hernandez. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

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