Tag Archives: youth sports

Valuable life lesson for young athletes and social media

Another hard, but valuable lesson learned from sports about conduct and consequences   Thanks for watching, Ed Deboo, PT Bellingham, Physical Therapy  

Physical Therapy Video: ACL tears in sports, what can we do?

We must train the landing to help reduce the chance of ACL injuries in our youth playing sports. Check out my latest video with real footage of a NBA player who suffers not one, but two ACL injuries. Let me know if you have any questions, Ed Deboo, PT Bellingham, Physical Therapy

Little known fact about Concussions in youth athletes

Recent studies have shown that young female athletes (11-20 years old) take on average 6 days longer to recover from concussion related symptoms and return to their respective sport? Parents, pay close attention to your student athlete (boy or girl) to see if they continue to exhibit symptoms of a concussion, i.e. extreme fatigue, loss […]

4 Exercises to help with achilles tendon pain

Achilles tendon injuries are a very common sports injury. Check out the video below to learn 4 exercises you should add to your rehab program if you are suffering from achilles pain. They include stretching of the gastroc and soleus, eccentric exercises, and  nerve flossing or nerve mobilizations. Let me know if you have any […]

ACL rehab and injury prevention: train the landing and what to look for

Attention all coaches, trainers, and other fitness coaches who work with youth athletes: We must do a better job of training the “landing” or eccentric phase of jumping as a majority of ACL injuries are NON contact. In the US alone, it is estimated that 20,000 to 80,000 high school female athletes experience ACL injuries […]

Parents, are we doing a good job keeping our kids fit?

How fit are our kids when compared kids in other countries? There were no chants of “we’re #1, we’re #1” when a recent study ranked the top 50 countries in the “youth fitness” category. Well, we didn’t fare so well, placing 47/50. Top 5 were Tanzania, Iceland, Estonia, Norway, and Japan in 5th. We did […]

When Fascia gets too tight: Compartment Syndrome

 Case Study: Acute Compartment Syndrome 22 year old male basketball player accidentally takes a knee in the thigh during a game, a fairly common injury in basketball. He stops playing and ice’s his knee. The next day, his leg is noticeably swollen and becoming painful. He has a desk job and during the next day, […]

Youth athletics: Return to sports after a concussion

 

Youth basketball and weight training: is it safe?

      Basketball season is upon us and that means many parents now find themselves at the helm of their child’s basketball team. Most competitive athletes are looking for methods to become more explosive, jump higher, and increase their speed.  Well, look no further than the weight room!  Early teenage years are a great […]