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How to Manage Female Athletes with Higher Risk for ACL Injury

Educating the Athlete on Proper Jump Mechanics I was recently asked by a parent, “What should I do with my girls?  They are both athletes, but because they are female, they are at an increased risk for ACL injuries.” I love getting questions like these.  So many parents are not well-informed, but this dad wanted…
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My Child Was Diagnosed with Sever’s Disease, Now What?

Sever’s Disease (also known as calcaneal apophysitis) is actually an irritation of the growth plate on the heel bone (calcaneus) where the Achilles Tendon attaches to the heel. It is thought that in the growing child, the bones of the leg (Tibia and Fibula) can grow faster than the surrounding muscles, causing an increased stress…
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Osgood-Schlatters Disease, Is it contributing to your child’s knee pain?

Osgood-Schlatter Disease (AKA traction apophysitis) is considered to be an overuse injury, where small mictrotruama occurs over time at the patellar tendon where it attaches to the front of the tibia (lower leg bone). This microtruma usually occurs due to excessive, repetitive pulling of the tendon on the tibia over the open growth plate. This leads…
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Tips for the Beginner Skier

It’s that time of year again when people of all ages head up to the mountains for a fun day of skiing.  If you are going to try skiing for the first time, there are few things to consider before you hit the slopes. Tips for the beginner skier: Be sure you have all the…
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