Patient Education

We have provided for you links to documents, sites and videos that may be helpful in achieving your highest potential
We are also including a list of the articles we have reviewed at our monthly sports medicine journal club
 
  1. Sleep Hygiene
    Here is a link to a YouTube video that discusses multiple aspects of sleep hygiene. We know that sleep hygiene is important. New research shows that some NBA games can be predicted based on the quality of sleep that athletes get. Did you know that LeBron James gets an average of 12 hours of sleep a day?
  2. Sickle Cell Trait and Athletes
    Sickle cell trait occurs in 1 in 12 African Americans. It is also prevalent in other demographics. NCAA instituted screening with the option to opt-out for sickle cell trait in Division 1 athletes in 2010. Screening is recommended for NCAA and NAIA division sports teams by many health organizations. If you have sickle cell trait or your son/daughter has been told they have sickle cell trait, please click the link below to watch an information video about sickle cell trait in athletes.
  3. Thrower's Exercise Program
    Here are exercises which throwing athletes should perform to help maintain shoulder health, prevent injury, and preserve strength of the rotator cuff and shoulder blade stabilizing muscles. Download the attached document and include these exercises in your exercise program, if recommended by your physician.
  4. Concussion Education
    Download the Acute Concussion Evaluation Care Plan which was created by Children's National Medical Center and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, one of the leading concussion programs in the country. This document reviews the symptoms of concussion, red flag symptoms to monitor for, return to daily activities, return to learning and potential accommodations, as well as returning to sports activities. Discuss this with your doctor if you or your child has experienced a concussion.
  5. Shoulder Exercise Program
    Attached is a home exercise program (HEP) to work on strength and flexibility of the shoulder. If recommended by your doctor, a HEP can help alleviate pain, increase range of motion, and improve strength of the shoulder.
  6. Core Home Exercise Program
    All athletes and active individuals should ensure that they continue to work on maintaining core strength. This includes golfers and baseball players with constant rotational stresses, as well as those hoping to maintain their daily activities.
  7. Sports Nutrition On-The-Go
    For those who are traveling, ensuring optimal nutrition and hydration while on-the-go is important. Review this performance infographic from Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association for additional information.
  8. Dancers
    For dancers interested in returning to sport or going on pointe, here are some exercises that you should be able to perform prior to advancing to full activity or going on pointe. Consult with your physician to determine, if these exercises are right for you.
Sleep Hygeine Video
Shoulder Program
Sickle Cell Trait in Athletes
Concussion Education Form
HEP Shoulder
HEP Core
Travel Nutrition
Pointe Eval
  1. Knee Home Exercise Program
    Here is a home exercise program to work on strength and flexibility around the knees. If recommended by your doctor, a home exercise program can help alleviate pain, increase range or motion, and improve strength of the knee and hips.
  2. Ankle Home Exercise Program
    Foot and ankle problems are common. If recommended by your doctor, a HEP can help alleviate pain, increase range of motion, and improve strength of the shoulder.
HEP Knee
HEP Ankle