The Sports Doctor, August 8, 2018
LIVE from Chicago! This week we have Ian Goldberg, creator & CEO of the creative youth sports app & site iSport360, & contributor to #HeySportsParents returns. Then Dr. Alex Vidan, chiropractic physician, former Team Chiropractor for 2011 World Series champs St. Louis Cardinals & frequent Fox 2 news wellness consultant. Then, it’s 'The Sports Doctor Is In' with your questions and emails!
I am a New Jersey sports dad, youth coach and Founder of iSport360. There are 30MM sports parents in our country who are frustrated by the lack of player feedback from their kids’ coaches…which is especially upsetting when many are spending thousands of dollars a year on sports. I also know first hand that coaches don’t have the time or tools to let every parent know how their child is doing. So the problem is a huge expectation gap between parents and coaches that leads to hyper-stressed parents on the sidelines and arguments over who made the travel team, who gets the starting position and who gets more playing time.
To solve this problem, we recently launched our data-driven mobile app that allows coaches and parents to share goals, objective feedback and data throughout the season and especially at the dreaded tryout time. To do this, we worked with experts in each sport and the guidelines provided by national governing bodies to define skills in a sport-, age- and gender-specific way…..for the FIRST TIME EVER. Now our app, and our proprietary database of well-defined sports skills is helping teams share coach feedback, improve player development and increase parent engagement. So please give the app a try at www.iSport360.com and sign up for our informative, and frequently funny, sports-parenting newsletter "The Chaotic World of Youth Sports". https://isport360.com/
Dr. Alex Vidan was introduced to chiropractic by a friend after a sports injury while in college. At the time, he suffered from regular and painful headaches. He had such amazing results through chiropractic care that Dr. Vidan decided to pursue chiropractic as his profession. He received his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree in 2004 from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Vidan uses his degree in Kinesiology (the study of human movement) background from Louisiana State University, and his Human Biology degree from Logan to encourage natural methods of achieving and maintaining overall health and wellness to his patients. These degrees are also very helpful when caring for athletes. Dr. Vidan was a team physician for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2010 and during their 2011 World Championship season.
Adjusting came very naturally to Dr. Vidan. While at Logan, Dr. Vidan was asked to be the adjusting tutor, teaching other students how to properly adjust patients. He was privileged to study under some of the best chiropractors in the nation. This experience was vital in providing Dr. Vidan the skills needed to give his practice members the best care possible. He also remains active in the community by serving on the Advisory Board of the Mid County YMCA, volunteering at the Salvation Army, and has served as both Vice-President and President of the BNI Central Corridor Chapter.
Dr. Vidan is regularly featured on Fox 2 News as a health and wellness consultant. He had the privilege of being team chiropractor for the 2011 World Series Champions, the St. Louis Cardinals and worked with the St. Louis Ram's Cheerleaders. Dr. Vidan has also recently been listed as one of the Best Chiropractors in North America as indicated in the recently published book entitled "Setting Things Straight" by Dr. John Madeira.
The Sports Doctor is in! Dr. Robert A Weil, Sports Podiatrist, specializes in orthotics that improve alignment, stability, balance & performance. He has practiced podiatry & sports medicine for over 30 years in the Aurora- Naperville area and was recently inducted into the prestigious 2019 National Fitness Hall Of Fame. Dr. Bob has treated many of the world’s premier athletes from all types of sports. He is the host of “The Sports Doctor™” Radio Show. The show is now featured on BBS Radio Network, UK Health Radio Network & Sports 4 Fanz Radio. Dr. Bob was formerly on HealthyLife Radio and was also on WDCB public radio in Chicago for over 20 years. He has written articles for many newspapers & magazines and is a frequent guest on other networks. And his new book, co-written with Sharkie Zartman, titled '#Hey Sports Parents! An Essential Guide for Any Parent with a Child in Sports' - is now available on Amazon!
Join the Sports Doctor and his great guests for important topical information for injury free exercise, wellness and sports performance for both adults and kids. Frequent topics include, the role of the foot in sports, all aspects of sports medicine including, proper sports shoes, youth safety, health, wellness, and sports performance for both adults and children.