August 24, 2017
Dr. David Geier is an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist who provides education and commentary on sports and exercise injuries for athletes and active people to help you stay healthy and perform your best.
He started writing articles on his website – DrDavidGeier.com – in August 2010 as a hobby. His goal at the time was simple – to share sports medicine and wellness information in easy-to-understand language for athletes, parents, coaches and other healthcare providers.
What he never expected to find back in 2010 was a passion for communicating this information. Despite long hours in clinic and surgery, he is still excited to open his laptop and write. He now writes a regular column for the daily Charleston newspaper, The Post and Courier. He records videos every week answering questions from his audience, and he produces a weekly sports medicine podcast. He also created a networking and educational site for healthcare professionals who work with athletes and active people – Sports Medicine University. As of this writing, over 200,000 unique visitors come to his website every month.
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‘Everything is impossible until someone does it’ – from Relentless by Tim Grover
- 3 to 5 minutes – Slow warm-up – jogging, get the heart going
- 3 to 5 minutes – Gentle stretching
- End of practice – 3 to 5 minutes – Stretch again, can be static stretching
‘That’s gotta hurt’ book
- 13 of the most impactful injuries that have occurred in sports – How it impacted the sports and new methods to prevent these injuries
Youth injury prevention
- Sport specialization – 1/2 of sports injuries are overuse injuries – they need time off
- The US women’s national soccer team that won the world cup – not a single player only specialized in soccer, they all played multiple sports
- ACL injury prevention – Teach proper landing mechanics while doing warm-ups. The PEP program – best if you bring in a physical therapist to teach the correct form. smsmf.org/smsf-programs/pep-program
- Repetitive blows to the head are a big concern, not just single concussive events.
- Young kids with brains still developing – tackle football could be a concern if the coach has them doing repetitive hits that involve the head. – Good youth football link: winningyouthfootball.com
- Book – Relentless by Tim Grover – About Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade’s trainer, and how to become the best ever. Quote from book: ‘Everything is impossible until someone does it’
- HEALTHY Game plan – Youth sports – Tips you can do as a parent and coach on how to keep youth sports fun and keep kids involved – TEDx talk link
- Sports are important to kids – make it fun and keep them healthy
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