If you’re an avid hiker, at some point you’ve probably thought about tackling Half Dome, Yosemite’s iconic, almost-mile-high peak. As our recent experience testifies, it can be the perfect adventure—strenuous but not out of reach for outdoor fans in good physical shape. However, climbing Half Dome—or a similar endurance event
Skateboarding is an increasingly popular sport enjoyed by many young people. Skateboarding involves speed, balance and coordination, providing a low impact aerobic workout. However, if a rider is not careful, serious injuries may result. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), over 15,000 persons need hospital emergency room treatment per year for injuries
Adequate nutrition is important for the proper growth and development of young people. It is even more essential to the competitive youth athlete. With the higher demands of strenuous training and competition, proper diet is crucial to not only insure optimal performance, but also to prevent developmental problems, which may have lifelong effects.
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.