Author Archives: Dev Mishra MD

Tiger’s Back: Could It Happen To A Young Athlete?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University The Master’s Golf Tournament has a bit of a hollow feeling this year.  As I write this post it’s Saturday morning and the … Continue reading

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Youth Sports Can Be Great, Lifetime Fitness Is Better

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University We spend quite a bit of time and focus in Sideline Sports Doc on competitive sports. Today’s post is on a related but … Continue reading

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Resistance Training: Beginners Should Start Slow And Advance 10%

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University This week we’ll take one final look at a section from the consensus statement in the British Journal of Sports Medicine regarding the … Continue reading

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Resistance Training Start-Up Basics For Young Athletes

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University Last week I wrote about the recently published consensus statement in the British Journal of Sports Medicine regarding the benefits of resistance training … Continue reading

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Giving The Green Light To Resistance Training In Young Athletes

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University I am frequently asked questions about resistance training (otherwise called “weight training”) for young athletes.  Is it “right” or “wrong”?  When is the … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Core Healthy

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University In recent posts we’ve been discussing the importance of the large lower extremity muscles and core, especially for sports such as baseball.  Today … Continue reading

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How Long Should A Young Athlete Rest?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University In January I wrote a post titled “3 Things High School Athletes Must Do Between Seasons”.  The summary of the three things is … Continue reading

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Throwing From The Ground Up

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc To most observers baseball pitching looks like it’s an upper body activity. However, researchers have found that like many rotational movements such as golf swings and tennis serves, it involves the … Continue reading

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You Need To Train Like An Olympic Athlete

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc I’m sure you’re watching at least a little bit of the Winter Olympics, and hopefully you’ve been impressed with some of the spectacular performances.  What’s interesting to me is that the … Continue reading

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Football Helmet Design Can Reduce Concussion Risk

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Can helmet design reduce the risk of concussion in football?  Short answer: yes.  Dr. Steven Rowson and colleagues recently published a study in the Journal of Neurosurgery to evaluate concussion risk … Continue reading

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