Dr. Demorest’s Sports Medicine Blog

Genetic Testing to Predict Sports Victory?

By admin
September 8, 2014

The Olympics are here....and many of us want to be the next athletic superstar! Can we predict who has what it takes?... read more

Bone Health in Young Athletes

By admin
September 7, 2014

Building and maintaining strong bones is crucial for children and young athletes. By the time children reach the age of 18, more than 80 percent of their bones have reached full development.... read more

Youth Football : To Hit or Not to Hit?

By admin
September 6, 2014

So I have been humbled by 2 recent national news invitations to give my opinion on youth football hitting and concussion risk.... read more

Energy Drinks vs. Sports Drinks: What you should know

By admin
September 5, 2014

As a member of the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee for the California Interscholastic Federation on High School Sports, we had our semi-annual meeting in Los Angeles this week.... read more

Drink, Drink, Drink!

By admin
September 4, 2014

Fall Sports have started! As fall sports ramp up, please remember to hydrate! This is especially important during double days and during work-outs while wearing sports equipment like pads and helmets. Hydration not only keeps your body healthy but keeps you performing at your peak! You can’t perform at your best if you are dehydrated.... read more

What's a PPE?

By admin
September 3, 2014

Have you signed up for your PPE yet… pre-participation physical evaluation that is?... read more

Cross Training: What's the big deal?

By admin
September 2, 2014

Summer is here! Hurray!! School is out and time for play!

But did you know that now is one of the best times to take a break from your regularly scheduled sport and cross train?

Cross training means to train in different sports. Although many sports are year round, summertime is a reasonable time for many to let those overused muscles rest and train them in different ways.
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Welcome to Dr. Rebecca Demorest's Sports Medicine Blog!

By admin
September 1, 2014

Hello and Welcome! I am Dr. Rebecca Demorest, a pediatric and young adult sports medicine specialist at Webster Orthopedics. I am a sports medicine pediatrician trained and board certified in both pediatrics and sports medicine. There are only about 200 of us in the country so I am proud to belong to such a special ... read more

Dr. Demorest discusses bone health in young athletes on Radio Disney

By admin
February 10, 2014

For young athletes, a bone fracture can mean time away from the playing field or court for several weeks to several months. ... read more

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