Opening Day Hopes and Dreams

The Boston Red Sox Home opener is today! This is a big deal for die-hard Red Sox fans. Its truly akin to a National holiday. In fact, it's even talked about in school - at all levels. As our home team boys embark upon their new season, many of our kids are embarking upon their new sports seasons, too. As the weather is warming and teams are organizing, this is the perfect time to remind our … [Read more...]

Bug of the Month: Sprains and Strains

Technical Names: Sprains, Soft Tissue Injuries, Musculoskeletal Injuries NickNames: twisted arm or leg, thrown joint What it is: a pulling and/or tearing of the soft tissues of a joint, the ligaments, tendons, and muscles. The ankle is the most commonly sprained joint in kids and often sports related. Typical Ages: Any and all ages. Etiology: trauma - intentional and nonintentional, … [Read more...]

Sledding, Physics and Helmets…All Part of the Same Equations

Don’t tell this to my kids – but my favorite place to sled as a kid was a hill in the woods behind a friend’s house. And, my second favorite hill was at the high school, Senior Hill, which ended at the driveway entering the campus. Talk about violating just about every sledding rule there is! If I only knew then what I know now. The statistics on injuries from sledding may surprise you. The … [Read more...]

Sports and Energy Drink Use in Teens

Are sports drinks, energy drinks harmful to kids?: … [Read more...]