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.

Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast: Research Review: Protective Equipment

Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast: Research Review: Protective Equipment



  There is a lot of equipment out there we use with our young athletes to hopefully reduce the risk of injury. Some is required for a particular sport, although some athletes and families just purchase things on their own to use. But does the protective equipment do what is intended? How about protective equipment … Continue reading Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast: Research Review: Protective Equipment


The Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast: Discoid Meniscus: A PRISM RIG Discussion

Discoid Meniscus: A PRISM RIG Discussion



  If you do any sort of sports medicine, you’ve heard of the meniscus, that shock absorber between the bones in the knee. Do you know what a discoid meniscus is? Why is this even important when discussing young athletes? Today on the podcast, we discuss the discoid meniscus, something that may have seen you … Continue reading Discoid Meniscus: A PRISM RIG Discussion


The Pediatric Heart and COVID



  It’s 2021. CoVID-19 is still here. We amazingly have a vaccine out and I’m so thankful and grateful to the scientists who worked tirelessly to get it out and to have had the opportunity to be a recipient of the vaccine. But despite these advances, cases, hospitalizations and deaths have continued to surge. We’ve … Continue reading The Pediatric Heart and COVID


Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast: What is the PRISM Society?

What is the PRISM Society?



  Have you heard of PRISM? I’m not talking about A prism, the geometric shape, but the sports medicine organization PRISM. If you haven’t, you’ll want to listen in as this has become a very important organization in the world of pediatric sports medicine providing an opportunity for increased collaboration of sports medicine professionals and … Continue reading What is the PRISM Society?


Nutrition for Athletes, Part 2

Nutrition for Athletes, Part 2



  Carbs, protein and fat. Macro and micronutrients. Dieting and calories. Supplements. All things that athletes are concerned about to varying degrees. Proper nutrition is essential for fueling our bodies and optimizing our athletic performance. But are our athletes doing it correctly? Are we advising our patients correctly? Join us for Part II as we … Continue reading Nutrition for Athletes, Part 2


COVID Update: The Heart, Winter Sports and More...

COVID Update: The Heart, Winter Sports and More…



  We are closing in on a year into this pandemic. We just elected a new President. We’ve had sports return at a professional and collegiate level and around the country kids have continued to be involved in sports, with some areas more restricted than others. Locally, here around St Louis and in Missouri we’ve … Continue reading COVID Update: The Heart, Winter Sports and More…


Nutrition for Athletes, Part 1



  Carbs, protein and fat. Macro and micronutrients. Dieting and calories. Supplements. All things that athletes are concerned about to varying degrees. Proper nutrition is essential for fueling our bodies and optimizing our athletic performance. But are our athletes doing it correctly? Are we advising our patients correctly? Today I’m joined by a prominent sports … Continue reading Nutrition for Athletes, Part 1


Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast COVID-19 Update: Are Sports Happening This Fall?

COVID-19 Update: Are Sports Happening This Fall?



  COVID-19. It’s August 2020. Months ago, I think we were all hopeful that the virus would be something of the past. But it didn’t go away. Obviously, we could debate all of the reasons why that may be but here we are. The summer has nearly passed us by and fall sports practices, for … Continue reading COVID-19 Update: Are Sports Happening This Fall?