Sports Shorts

Lee_High School Athlete Nutrition_Small Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Bridget Lee, ATC
Wednesday, December 04, 2019

The Importance of Nutrition for High School Athletes

An average person needs between 2,000 and 2,500 calories per day. That number is higher for an athlete. Here is what an average day of meals should look like. Read full post>>

Butler_Proper Warm-up_Small Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Courtney Butler, Exercise Specialist
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Hot Tips for a Proper Warm-Up

Just like breakfast, it is important that a warm-up has key components to ensure that the body is ready for specific movements in a workout. Read full post>>

Millen_Back Pain in Gymnasts_Small Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Michelle Millen, PT, DPT
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Back Pain in Gymnasts: When to Seek Medical Attention

Countless gymnasts experience back pain. It’s important to know when this type of pain can be easily managed and when it warrants medical attention. Read full post>>

Abbate_Young Athletes Breakfast Nutrtion_Small Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Erin Abbate MS, ATC, VATL
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Eating Breakfast Sets Up Young Athletes for Success

We have heard countless times that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, the majority of our young athletes do not make it a priority. Read full post>>

McClung_Combative Sports and Skin Infections_Small Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Eric McClung, ATC, CSCS, EMT, VATL
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Combative Sports and Skin Infections

With wrestling season upon us, it’s important to have a discussion about one of the downsides to combative sports – skin infections. Read full post>>

Morris-Platte_Winning Snacks for Student Athletes_Small Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Lori Morris-Platte, LATC
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Winning Snacks for Student Athletes

One of the biggest issues student athletes face is how to eat properly so they have enough energy to get through their classes and after-school practices. Read full post>>