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Toben Nelson: Raising Awareness About Link Between Sports Participation And Risk of Heavy Drinking

In recognition of April as National Youth Sports Safety Month, MomsTeam is again asking our friends in the medical, health, fitness, nutrition and athletic training communities to write blogs answering two questions: first, how or why did they get into their field, and second, how have they made a difference in the life of a youth athlete in the past year. 

Today, we hear from Toben Nelson, Associate Professor in the School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology & Community Health at the University of Minnesota.

By Toben F. Nelson, ScD

A professor of public health discusses the link between athletics and underage drinking and the role parents can play in protecting their children from the problems associated with excessive drinking by teen athletes.

Michael Goldenberg: Year-Round Play And Pressure To Play In Pain Lead To Overuse Injuries

In recognition of April as National Youth Sports Safety Month, MomsTeam is again asking our friends in the medical, health, fitness, nutrition and athletic training communities to write blogs answering two questions: first, how or why did they get into their field, and second, how have they made a difference in the life of a youth athlete in the past year.  Michael Goldenberg Athletic Director Lawrenceville School

Today, we hear from Michael Goldenberg, Athletic Director of and Athletic Trainer at the Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

By Michael S. Goldenberg, MS, ATC 

A longtime athletic trainer at one of the nation's leading prep schools attributes the epidemic of overuse injuries in high school sports to early specialization, the intense pressure kids are under in today's youth sports to continue playing in pain, and the lack of proper medical care at the pre-high school level.

Deb Bowen: "Aha" Moment After Son's Injury Inspired Career Teaching Yoga To Teen Athletes

In recognition of April as National Youth Sports Safety Month, MomsTeam is again asking our friends in the health, fitness, nutrition and athletic training communities to write blogs answering two questions: first, how or why did they get into their field, and second, how have they made a difference in the life of a youth athlete in the past year.

Today, we hear from certified yoga instructor, Deb Bowen. 

A sports mom tells how she was inspired by her son's overuse injury to become a certified yoga teacher so she could bring the physical and mental benefits of yoga to teen athletes.

Don Hooton: Making A Difference In The Fight Against Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs

Two years ago, in recognition of April as Youth Sports Safety Month, MomsTeam asked 30 experts to write a blog answering two questions: first, how or why did they get into their field, and second, how have they made a difference in the life of a youth athlete in the past year.  

Today, we are honored to hear the story of Don Hooton, Sr. of the Taylor Hooton Foundation, which is working to educate America's youth and adult influencers about the dangers of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs.

National Youth Sports Safety Month: Some Progress, But Still A Long Way To Go

By Brooke de Lench

A solid foundation 

When the non-profit 501(c)(3) National Youth Sports Safety Foundation (NYSSF) was formed in 1989, its mission was to provide information on the prevention of youth sports injuries. It got its start after Rita Glassman's young daughter Michelle suffered a severe back injury which ended her tennis career. Rita was the first to designate April as National Youth Sports Safety Month, which MomsTeam has been celebrating every year since 2001.

In celebration of April as National Youth Sports Safety Month, MomsTEAM is re-posting many of the blog entries contributed in 2012 by some our favorite sports medicine and safety experts and sprinkling in some new ones.

Neal Alpiner (Exercise Medicine Specialist): Helps Guide Athletes and Families Through Concussion Maze

In recognition of April as National Youth Sports Safety Month, MomsTeam has asked 30 experts to write a blog answering two questions: first, how or why did they get into their field, and second, how have they made a difference in the life of a youth athlete in the past year.

Today, we hear from Neal Alpiner, MD, a exercise medicine specialist in Royal Oak, Michigan.

By Neal Alpiner, MD

A physician board certified in both Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) allows him to evaluate and treat patients with a wide variety of needs, from musculoskeletal to orthopedic to neurologic conditions.

C. David Geier, Jr. (Orthopedic Surgeon): Helped Lacrosse Player Win State Title

In recognition of April as National Youth Sports Safety Month, MomsTeam asked 30 experts in 2012 to write a blog answering two questions: first, how or why did they get into their field, and second, how have they made a difference in the life of a youth athlete in the past year.

Today, we hear again from Dr. David Geier, an orthopaedic sports medicine surgeon and Director of Sports Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina.

By C. David Geier, Jr, MD

An orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine doctor talks about helping a young lacrosse player return to the field in time to help his team win the state championship.

Edward Feldman (Chiropractor): Feldenkrais Method Helped Rock Climber Recover From Serious Leg Fractures

In recognition of April as National Youth Sports Safety Month, MomsTeam has asked 30 experts to write a blog answering two questions: first, how or why did they get into their field, and second, how have they made a difference in the life of a youth athlete in the past year.

Today, we hear from Edward Feldman, a chiropractor and certified CranioSacral therapist and Feldenkrais teacher from Kingston, New Jersey.

By Edward H. Feldman, DC, RCST

A Doctor of Chiropractic explains how the use of the Feldenkrais Method allowed an athlete to walk without a cane and with less pain after he fractured both his tibia and fibia while rock climbing.

Lindsey Remmers (Sports Dietitian): Helped Athlete Overcome Eating Disorder

In recognition of April as National Youth Sports Safety Month, MomsTeam has asked 30 experts to write a blog answering two questions: first, how or why did they get into their field, and second, how have they made a difference in the life of a youth athlete in the past year.

Today, we hear from sports nutritionist Lindsey Remmers.

By Lindsey Remmers MS, RD, CSSD, LMNT

A sports dietitian in the athletic department of a leading NCAA Division 1 university talks about how she helped a college athlete overcome an eating disorder and achieve a personal best in her sport.

Keith Cronin (Physical Therapist): Personal Injury History Prompted Career Choice

 

In recognition of April as National Youth Sports Safety Month, MomsTeam has asked 30 experts to write a blog answering two questions: first, how or why did they get into their field, and second, how have they made a difference in the life of a youth athlete in the past year.

Today, we hear from Keith Cronin, a physical therapist at SSM-Select Physical Therapy in St. Louis, Missouri, and a MomsTeam expert.

By Keith Cronin, DPT, CSCS

A physical therapist explains how his own long history of sports injuries prompted his career choice and helps him relate to injured athletes, especially those who stubbornly resist a PT's advice, as he had done.
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