Tag Archives: hockey

4 points all teams should learn from Peverley’s collapse

Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench in a National Hockey League game this week. Fortunately the quick actions of the medical staff saved his life. What can teams of all sports and ages learn from this event to be equally prepared should a medical emergency occur?Continue Reading

Is fighting a calculated behavior in professional hockey?

A new study looks at when hockey players engage in fights to try to determine if fighting is an impulse reaction or a calculated and strategic decision.Continue Reading

Episode 90: Will young athletes deny concussions symptoms in order to play sports?

We know that concussions are common and dangerous in young athletes. Do these athletes often hide their symptoms like the pros often do? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay, Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol, Boston Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan, Houston Texans safety Ed Reed, and Montreal Canadiens center Lars Eller. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Episode 81: Are herbal and other dietary supplements safe and effective for athletes?

Are herbal and other dietary supplements effective for athletes? Are they safe? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal, Olympic gold medalist skier Lindsey Vonn, New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal, and the insurance policy of University of South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. 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

Episode 40: Why do some athletes never return to sports after injuries?

What are some of the injuries that end the careers of athletes? And what circumstances and factors can lead to those possible endings? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of the L.A. Lakers C Andrew Bynum, Boston Celtics SG Avery Bradley, Boston Red Sox OF Cody Ross, Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Mark Ellis, Barcelona striker David Villa, St. Louis Cardinals 1B Lance Berkman, and Miami Heat G Dwyane Wade. Plus he answers your sports injury questions.Continue Reading

Episode 26: Should surgeons operate on young athletes with shoulder dislocations?

Shoulder dislocations have been a difficult problem in athletes, but new studies suggest that earlier surgical treatment might be appropriate for many young athletes. Also, Dr. Geier discusses the injuries of New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, and Boston Bruins forward Rich Peverley. Plus he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Contamination of athletic mouthguards

A new study in Sports Health suggests that athletic mouthguards can easily become contaminated with bacteria and other microorganisms. Here are some recommendations to keep them clean and in good condition.Continue Reading

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