Category Archives: Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast

Collect more innovative experience and hear stories from a Pediatric Sports Medicine Doctor (Dr. Mark Halstead) who covers and educates about current hot topics in the world of the young athrlete relevant to health care professionals.

COVID-19 and Sports: What We've Learned and Where Are We Going for Fall 2021

COVID-19 and Sports: What We’ve Learned and Where Are We Going for Fall 2021



  We are 18 months into the COVID-19 pandemic. Just about a year ago we had an episode trying to gauge what would happen with fall sports. To date, it has been the most downloaded episode of this podcast. As we see surges continue to happen around the country and around the world as the … Continue reading COVID-19 and Sports: What We’ve Learned and Where Are We Going for Fall 2021


A Conversation with Former NFL Player Chris Long - The Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast

A Conversation with Former NFL Player Chris Long



  Many young athletes who play the sport of football have dreams and aspirations of playing in the NFL someday. Whether those dreams and aspirations are realistic or not is a different story. I could easily go through the statistics of the continually shrinking odds of the success rates of moving from high school to … Continue reading A Conversation with Former NFL Player Chris Long


The AMSSM Position Statement on Mental Health



  Sports medicine professionals interact with athletes daily, many of whom have some underlying mental health issue. Commonly this may be anxiety or depression. We know that many athletes don’t feel comfortable disclosing their mental health issues or concerns or often they may go undiagnosed for long periods of time. They can affect athletic performance … Continue reading The AMSSM Position Statement on Mental Health


Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast: A Conversation with Olympian Rachael Flatt (Mental Health Awareness Month 2021)

A Conversation with Olympian Rachael Flatt (Mental Health Awareness Month 2021)



  We continue our series during Mental Health Awareness Month discussing mental health issues facing athletes. Think that professional athletes have it all together and there aren’t any pressures? How about if you make the Olympics for your sport? Everything will be great from there on out, right? It’s easy to walk away. No pressures…..well … Continue reading A Conversation with Olympian Rachael Flatt (Mental Health Awareness Month 2021)