Fall is a big time for sports in the Kansas City area, from football to soccer to volleyball and even fall baseball and softball. That’s why it’s important for athletes and their families to have the best medical advice possible as they prepare for their sport.
Dr. Paul Schroeppel is an orthopedic surgeon with The Sports Medicine and Performance Center at The University of Kansas Hospital, and also one of the team
physicians for the Kansas City Chiefs. In the video, he offers his top three tips for athletes, discusses the importance of stretching and strength training, talks about why ACL injuries are so serious and how they’re treated, why nutrition is so important in preparing to participate in sports, what doctors and trainers look for when they suspect a concussion and how to know when it’s safe for an athlete to return to the game.