When I give lectures on growth plate problems, I often present a slide with an x-ray of a knee in a kid who hasn’t fully finished their growth. I outline where the physis, or the growth plate, is. Then we show the metaphysis, or the area between the growth plate and the shaft of … Continue reading Research Review – The Apophysis
Category Archives: Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast
What kind of reaction do you get when you read a news article reading about a grade-school kid who’s running a marathon? It typically doesn’t get news coverage because it doesn’t happen often, but if you look at comments on social media there are often lots of comments about the cruelty of it. The … Continue reading Should Kids Run Marathons?
I remember the excitement I had receiving my first sideline team bag as a fellow at Vanderbilt. It was certainly a sturdy bag as I still have it and it has held up better than any bag I’ve purchased since then. It was stocked with various supplies and over the years has seen things … Continue reading What’s In Your Sideline Bag?
Groin pain. Literally can be a pain to deal with as a sports medicine professional. The source and location of the pain can be vague and may lead someone down the wrong path to diagnosis and treatment. Most people in sports medicine have heard of a sports hernia. It is a source of groin … Continue reading Sports Hernia
While recently browsing through Twitter, I noticed a debate in the athletic training twitter world about whether or not icing is beneficial following an ankle sprain. There was some significant discussion on both sides of the issue, so I thought I’d do a little dive into the research out there and get everyone current … Continue reading Does Ice Help an Ankle Sprain?
If I was a cleverer Podcast host, I would have timed this better and had my 50th episode coincide with this. But – alas I’m on episode 47. As I turn 50 today, I wanted to take some time to reflect on my career and those who have helped me get to where I … Continue reading Reflections at 50
As sports medicine professionals, we interact with athletes at all levels. I was one of a handful of sports medicine physicians who started from a pediatric background and work with an NFL team as one of their team physicians. It was a part of my career I won’t ever forget, and no question gave … Continue reading The Adaptive Training Foundation: A Conversation with David Vobora
Athletes with trouble breathing are nothing new. Obviously, athletes may get winded with deconditioning or just a really hard work out. But what about when it isn’t expected? Commonly we think of asthma and as an asthmatic since college, it is a near and dear problem to me. But not all things that may … Continue reading The Athlete With Trouble Breathing
Iron Deficiency is an often under recognized source of reduced performance and fatigue particularly in female athletes. Endurance athletes seem to experience this more commonly, but we certainly do see other athletes who may have these struggles as well. But are we diagnosing and treating it properly? I’ve heard several speakers on this topic … Continue reading Iron Deficiency in Athletes
It is March 2022, and it is National Athletic Training Month. Last year we did an episode with 3 athletic trainers with whom I’ve crossed paths and enjoyed it so much I wanted to do that again. Today on the podcast, I am joined by three athletic trainers who have all played a role … Continue reading Life as an Athletic Trainer: National Athletic Training Month 2022