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One of three upperclassman returnees at outside hitter for Ducks in 2011, and the squad's lone left-handed threat. As a sophomore saw 2 1/2 more action compared to her freshman campaign (30 sets / 12 sets) and nearly triped her kill total as a result. One of four Duck upperclass returnees that have all received All-Pac-10 All-Academic recognition.
Dr. Michael Shepard is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who is subspecialty trained in sports medicine with special emphasis on the care of the overhead athlete. Dr. Shepard’s clinical expertise includes elbow and shoulder injuries of the overhead athlete, elbow arthroscopy, and complex knee reconstruction. University of California Irvine Medical Center contracts out to Dr Shepard to treat all of their multi-ligament knee injuries.
Sports supplements and energy drinks are a multibillion dollar industry. Despite their common use and sale, the supplement industry is largely unregulated. A recent study from the Journal of Pediatrics showed that in some areas of America over 50% of High School Athletes have tried sports energy drinks.
There is a growing epidemic involving our children today – overuse injuries. 30 million children participate in youth sports nationwide. Across the country, this results in 7 million sports injuries per year and 500,000 doctor visits. In California alone, 750,000 teens participate in CIF supervised sports. Wide participation, year round sports, and early specialization have led to an epidemic of overuse injuries. Often the child at greatest risk is the overhead sports athlete in baseball, softball, swimming, and volleyball. This is particularly true in sunny states like California where these sports are performed year round.
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