Tag "sports medicine"

Like most of you reading this, I am figuring out how to keep my children and myself physically active without the normal routine of school and sports during the COVID-19 pandemic. These are certainly challenging times for all of us. › Continue Reading

Before kids take the field on crisp fall nights for sports like football and soccer, they get ready for the season in the heat of the summer. With heat indices regularly reaching triple digits in some parts of the country, › Continue Reading

Almost one-third of athletes will have back pain at some point while playing sports. It is one of the most common ailments we see in Orthopedic and Sports Medicine clinics and on the sideline. But not all children who have › Continue Reading

Dance is hard on the body. Long hours of practice mean a dancer’s muscles are aching nearly every time they take the floor due to muscle fatigue. We consider that muscle fatigue to be a “good” pain because it will › Continue Reading

As the director of research for the division of sports medicine at Cincinnati Children’s, I encourage kids to play a variety of sports. In my opinion, the benefits of playing far outweigh the risks when it comes to injuries and › Continue Reading

The role of strength training in youth sports has long been a point of contention among parents, coaches and even doctors. Much of that has to do with a lack of understanding and myths about the subject. You might be › Continue Reading

Catesby is our 14-year-old son who literally lives for sports. It is his identity. As a child who successfully deals with dyslexia, his main outlet is sports, the number one sport being soccer. Catesby plays on a highly competitive select travel › Continue Reading

Every big medical discovery starts with a big question.  And asking those big questions is part of the Cincinnati Children’s culture. Can we help the brain protect itself from injury in sports? Can we partner in communities and schools to › Continue Reading

Doing piles of laundry and managing the logistics of getting your child to games and practices comes with the territory for any athlete’s parent. But there’s something else nobody told you about when your kid signed up to play sports: › Continue Reading

Promising results were published last month in the Journal of Neurotrauma, regarding a concussion study performed by Cincinnati Children’s which has followed high school football players from Moeller and St. Xavier in testing the effectiveness of a device known as the › Continue Reading

The female athlete triad is a combination of three conditions: low calorie intake, menstrual function and loss of bone density. It can affect girls in all sports and put them at risk for more injuries, poor performance and long-term bone › Continue Reading

My daughter Riley is a gymnast. She started when she was eight years old, and we knew almost immediately that this was her sport. That’s why we decided after less than a year of classes, she could join the trampoline › Continue Reading

Researchers at the Division of Sports Medicine are now studying the impact of a protective collar on female soccer players. The Q-collar, puts pressure on the jugular vein, increasing blood volume to create a natural bubble wrap around the brain. › Continue Reading

Two new studies involving high school football and hockey players indicate wearing a specifically designed compression collar around the neck may prevent or reduce the devastating effects of head collisions in sports. The neck device, called a Q-Collar, is designed › Continue Reading

Heel pain is a common complaint among the pediatric population seen by team members in the Division of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s. Calcaneal apophysitis, or Sever’s disease, is an inflammation at the growth center of the heel. To read › Continue Reading

Greg Myer, PhD, FACSM, CSCS*D, is leading an independent study on the efficacy and safety of a collar-like device to decrease concussions in impact sports. The device, inspired by the brains of woodpeckers, puts pressure on the jugular vein to › Continue Reading

The fifth annual Skyline Chili Reds Futures High School Showcase presented by Cincinnati Children’s Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics will feature 92 teams from the Greater Cincinnati area in 47 games from April 2 – April 30. Learn more in the › Continue Reading

Parents often ask me: “Should I let my kid play football?” Or hockey, or lacrosse, or soccer, or any other contact sport. Their biggest concern with these sports has to do with concussions, and rightfully so. Are Concussions On The Rise? › Continue Reading

Sports-related traumatic brain injury (sTBI) is a significant public health problem, yet current medical consensus offers limited solutions to prevent brain injury from sports-related head impacts. One explanation for this lack of progress could be that all attempts to protect the › Continue Reading

St. X’s and Moeller’s football teams participated in a study of an experimental collar to minimize concussions in contact sports. Greg Myer, PhD, FACSM, CSCS*D, director of research, Division of Sports Medicine, helped with the study and explains how the › Continue Reading

The movie Concussion draws attention to the issues of player safety and concussions in the NFL. The film is re-igniting discussions around concussion research and football safety. Greg Myer, PhD, FACSM, CSCS*D, talks about his ongoing research on concussions. Myer › Continue Reading

Doctors, coaches, and players weigh in on the issue of concussions in sports, primarily football. Concussion research and protocols have advanced over the past couple of years to make football safer, but many professionals argue that more needs to be › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s is partnering with St. Xavier High School and Moeller High School’s football teams to conduct a study on a collar-like device to prevent concussions. It puts light pressure on the jugular vein to increase the cranial blood volume, › Continue Reading

The latest research shows youth sports participation has increased dramatically across the country in recent years. In some cases, a young athlete is focusing on single sport at a young age. As a result, we are seeing an increase of › Continue Reading

If you’re the parent of a young athlete, you’re likely familiar with sports physicals. You’ve seen the ads for them: short wait times, no appointment needed, open seven days a week. But are these quick medical check-ups the best way › Continue Reading