With some kids and teens returning to team sports after an extended break amid the COVID-19 pandemic, parents and pediatricians alike have safety top of mind. Taking care of your physical and mental well-being will lead to more achievement and fun on the field, says Dr. Matthew Kornswiet, a sports medicine pediatrician in CHOC Primary […]
Dr. Kelly Davis specializes in sports injuries, injury prevention, concussion management and advanced musculoskeletal ultrasound medicine.
After a concussion, the rules for getting back to sports are clear. But do you know return-to-learn guidelines for getting back to class?
Stretching can often take a back seat to your general exercise routine and sport-related activities, but these are an essential part of any conditioning or physical therapy program.
When athletes of any caliber come to physical therapy appointments, they often struggle with emotional hurdles as big as their physical challenges. Working with an expert who understands their struggles can make it easier to cope, especially when that expert is a former Olympian. Robin Beauregard, a physical therapist at CHOC and two-time Olympic medalist […]
Overuse injuries can affect athletes of all ages and sizes, and youth softball and baseball competitors are no exception, a CHOC Children’s pediatrician says. Two of the most common injuries that affect softball and baseball are commonly referred to as “Little League Shoulder” and “Little League Elbow,” says Dr. John Mersch, a CHOC pediatrician. These […]
Athletes and other adolescents with mild to severe concussions who experience symptoms such as dizziness, feeling unbalanced on their feet, blurred vision or trouble focusing on objects, may be good candidates for at-home visual and vestibular exercises recently designed by experts of the CHOC concussion program. “Concussions are like puzzles, and every one is a […]