Creatine: To Use or Not to Use

I recently spoke to one of the teams I coach about supplements and there was A LOT of interest in the use of Creatine. Below is a summary of the key points of my talk. What are Ergogenic Drugs Ergogenic … Continued

Sore Muscles…Could It Be Rhabdo?

Last year I had a patient in the hospital with a story like this: 15 year old football player, beginning of the pre season, hadn’t trained much during the early summer months and now training twice a day in the … Continued

My Son/Daughter Has Knee Pain: Is It Osgood-Schlatter?

Osgood-Schlatter (OS)…sounds ominous, but it’s actually the most common cause of knee pain in children. It occurs most often in children participating in sports that involve running, jumping or quick direction changes; think soccer, basketball, even figure skating and ballet. … Continued

Special Considerations for Female Athletes

You’ve heard that “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus,” but does this hold true for young athletes? Beyond puberty, we start to see some important differences between young males and females. Female athletes can suffer from specific conditions … Continued