Category Archives: Tips and Training

What To Do When You’re Injured: Introducing You To CaptainU

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University This month we’ll be starting collaboration with a great company called CaptainU. We’ll feature CaptainU podcasts periodically, on fitness and performance issues of … 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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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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Calf Bruise/Contusions Are Common In Football and Soccer

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Key Points: Calf bruises are common injuries in football and soccer, occurring from direct contact to the calf muscle (usually from being kicked) Bruises result in varying injuries from minor disruption … Continue reading

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Post-Concussive Symptoms Need Careful Management

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc This week my college soccer-playing son sustained his first ever concussion.  This is not a “first” we were hoping to have but it’s allowed us to see a concussion from a … Continue reading

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Body Language Lessons For Coaches

By Mike Woitalla This article first appeared in Soccer America’s Youth Soccer Insider A few years ago I arrived at soccer practice in a bad mood for reasons I don’t recall. The giggly girls hardly hit a decent pass during … Continue reading

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