Physically Fit

EPISODE #49: Is This Injury Serious Enough to go to the Emergency Room?

Your kiddo comes home from practice complaining about a sore, maybe sprained, ankle. It’s kinda swollen, but nothing major. What do you do next?   You just need a quick answer. Don’t google it. You have another choice…help from an athletic trainer. Listen in to learn more from my conversation with Certified Athletic Trainer, Michelle Cordero.   Michelle and I discuss…   What is your main goal for Athlete Remedy?   Why is it so important to have a resource like Athlete Remedy? What gaps are you filling for parents and their athletes?   What advice/tips would you give our sports moms/parents as they help their athletes navigate their own sports journey from your perspective?   Tools she created to help sports parents advocate for and help their athletes with their injuries.     BIO: Meet Michelle Cordero: I know that a lot of the information out there can be…

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Episode #39: Is Your Athlete Specializing Too Early?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle: Can you feel it? The pressure is high. The fear of missing out is real. But what happens to your athlete when they specialize too early? In today’s huddle, I talk with Brett Klika from SPIDERfit Kids about the very real dangers of early sports specialization. Brett shares important insights with us from his extensive background working with youth athletes all the way to professional athletes. Stay with us for this one…it’s information you’ll need. Brett and I discuss… Who he is, what he does and why he does it. Why he started the SPIDERfit Kids movement and how his experience with young athletes all the way to professional athletes shapes everything he does. How SPIDERfit Kids empowers coaches, parents, and educators with everything they need. Why working with kids is not just babysitting, it’s so much more. The reality that organized sports…

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Episode #33 – Is Your Athlete At Risk For a Knee Injury?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle: We buy our children all the best equipment for their sports but are we protecting their bodies in the right way if we just focus on external equipment. What about equipping their bodies to be injury free? In today’s huddle, I talk with Dr. Leslie Desrosiers, who is a doctor of physical therapy, a sports injury prevention specialist and a board-certified orthopedic specialist. We talk about ACL injuries and how to be proactive to keep an athlete’s ACL strong. Dr. Leslie and I discuss… How Dr. Leslie’s athletic background, especially when she severely injured her ankle, shaped her passion to help athletes stay as injury free as possible. Dr. Leslie recalls the exact moment, during her physical therapy training, she realized she could teach athletes to PREVENT ACL injuries. Why are female athletes may be more at risk for an ACL injury? Dr.…

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Episode #14 -Mobility for Your Athletes: Why is it a MUST?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle:   Today’s questions: What does it really mean to raise an athlete who is supple, allusive and intuitive and where do we start?   To help answer the questions, I’m joined by Aaron Hannon who specializes in “Natural Athleticism”: a holistic approach to fitness and a lifestyle of movement and physical vitality. We discuss why mind, body and spirit is important for a well-rounded athlete.   How to set your children up to be lifelong athletes in a healthy way.   Why “supple” is so important as the very first step in your child’s athletic journey.   The importance of focusing on mobility and how you can find sources to help your athlete.   How the bigger, faster, stronger model may not be the best for developing a physically healthy athlete.   Links & References:   You can connect with Aaron: https://naturaletics.org/  …

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