The third installment of Sports Medicine in 140 is here! I have decided to post the best sports medicine tweets of the previous month for future Twitter posts, so this feature should appear monthly, hopefully toward the end of the first week of each month. As always, I want this to be a resource that people can use to learn and share sports medicine, health, fitness, and wellness information. Please share this post with any athletes, parents, coaches, healthcare professionals, or sports medicine experts you know. And if there is someone you know who writes tweets that would make good additions here, please let us know. Leave the name and Twitter handle in the Comments below or tweet to @drdavidgeier on Twitter.
If winning isn’t everything….why do we keep score?
Kids’ Concussion Symptoms Can Last a Year, Study Says
Exercise-Induced Asthma: A [Video] Primer for Parents
VO2 what? a brief explanation of this vital stat (via @sharecarenow)
Cold-water immersion (cryotherapy) for preventing and treating muscle soreness after exercise
Injuries that develop at a young age may become more serious as child ages. Precautions can be taken to prevent/minimize injuries
No surprise here: This report says that young athletes who specialize are more prone to injury… (via @jbmthinks)
What do you think? Should Yoga be a Competitive Sport?
How to Fix Muscle Imbalance–Balance your body & reduce your risk for injury with this helpful guide
Question: How can I stay in shape while recovering from a knee injury?
All red meat is not created equal. Organic, grass-fed beef can be a great source of quality protein. Grain-fed beef is the kind to avoid.
5 Reasons to Break Up With Your Scale (via @whole9life)
Full-Thickness Knee Articular Cartilage Defects in NFL Combine Athletes Undergoing MR Imaging
More Touchbacks = Less Concussions, NFL Reports
ATC Advice: Chocolate Milk is one of the best post workout drinks avail. 8oz typically yields 4:1 Carb:protein for maximal recovery.
Editorial: The PRP Question
Great story about challenges @TaylorTwellman faces daily with concussions. Parents and kids should read this.
I notice when young players take a 2 – 4 week break in their training schedule they really excel after their break.
Core Stability From the Inside Out
Positive peer pressure! Weight loss can have a ripple effect. Work out and diet in teams (via @TheAtlanticHLTH)
Even pros work on fundamentals. Fundamentals matter. That’s why they are a big part of our athletic development programs.
What is Paleo, and how can I do it? Here are 5 easy tips (via @PranaPT)
Man was not made to sit behind a desk. Man was made to run, jump, climb, and hunt
Nutrition 1st. Exercise 2nd. You can’t expect results when you eat trash all day!
Another reason why pets are great…help your heart too
Running down hill does not put you at more risk of knee injury, it puts more load thru your kneecap & needs better muscle control
Soccer Mom on a (Nutrition) Mission
Great descriptions of Athletic Training vs. Personal Training (via @NATA1950)
The average age of ACL surgery for females in the US is 16 years old! What are you doing to prevent this for yourself, team, or patients?
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