Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast

Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast


Latest Episodes

Research Review – The Apophysis
September 18, 2022

  When I give lectures on growth plate problems, I often present a slide with an x-ray of a knee in a kid who hasn’t fully finished their growth. I outline where the physis, or the growth plate, is. T

Should Kids Run Marathons?
September 01, 2022

  What kind of reaction do you get when you read a news article reading about a grade-school kid who’s running a marathon? It typically doesn’t get news coverage because it doesn’t happen often, but i

What’s In Your Sideline Bag?
August 25, 2022

  I remember the excitement I had receiving my first sideline team bag as a fellow at Vanderbilt. It was certainly a sturdy bag as I still have it and it has held up better than any bag I’ve purchased

Sports Hernia
August 01, 2022

  Groin pain. Literally can be a pain to deal with as a sports medicine professional. The source and location of the pain can be vague and may lead someone down the wrong path to diagnosis and treatme

Does Ice Help an Ankle Sprain?
July 24, 2022

  While recently browsing through Twitter, I noticed a debate in the athletic training twitter world about whether or not icing is beneficial following an ankle sprain. There was some significant disc

Reflections at 50
May 27, 2022

  If I was a cleverer Podcast host, I would have timed this better and had my 50th episode coincide with this. But – alas I’m on episode 47. As I turn 50 today, I wanted to take some time to reflect o

The Adaptive Training Foundation: A Conversation with David Vobora
May 15, 2022

  As sports medicine professionals, we interact with athletes at all levels. I was one of a handful of sports medicine physicians who started from a pediatric background and work with an NFL team as o

The Athlete With Trouble Breathing
April 08, 2022

  Athletes with trouble breathing are nothing new. Obviously, athletes may get winded with deconditioning or just a really hard work out. But what about when it isn’t expected? Commonly we think of as

Iron Deficiency in Athletes
March 26, 2022

  Iron Deficiency is an often under recognized source of reduced performance and fatigue particularly in female athletes. Endurance athletes seem to experience this more commonly, but we certainly do

Life as an Athletic Trainer: National Athletic Training Month 2022
March 13, 2022

  It is March 2022, and it is National Athletic Training Month. Last year we did an episode with 3 athletic trainers with whom I’ve crossed paths and enjoyed it so much I wanted to do that again. Toda