As a sideline observer, I have frequently witnessed coaches, first aid providers, and anxious parents reaching into their training bags and purses, and medicating the acutely injured athlete. As an orthopedic surgeon interested in sports medicine I treat athletes who were initially prescribed medications by their primary care physicians, emergency room personnel,
Introduction Over the past several years, athletes have been challenged by an opponent so small that it cannot be seen by the naked eye. This foe not only has the ability to affect the individual player’s ability to compete but may also be capable of defeating teams and even larger sports organizations.
Elicia Jacobs, A.T.C. Tri-Valley Orthopedic Specialists is pleased to support the athletes and their Athletic Trainers for Sports Programs at Foothill High School, Amador High School and Dublin High School. Our Sports Medicine Program includes sports coverage by Athletic Trainers and Physicians (varsity football games), sports physicals several times during the year
November 2003 Despite almost a decade of explosive growth in the interest and participation of women in soccer, this sport continues to be one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. Starting in preadolescence, extending through the teenage years and now into adulthood, more and more women are participating in soccer.
A group of Certified Athletic Trainers and surgeons has teamed up with Tri-Valley high schools to assure athletes have the same level of quality medical care, both preventive and surgical, as that provided to professional athletes. In a special arrangement with Amador, Foothill and Dublin high schools, Tri-Valley Orthopedic Specialists of Pleasanton (TVO)