Dr. Melissa Leber speaks with former professional tennis player, Mal Washington, about training methods, overuse and overtraining in athletes.
During the 2018 US Open Health Desk presented by Mount Sinai, Dr. Melissa Leber, Director of Emergency Department Sports Medicine at the Mount Sinai Health System, discusses complete care for athletes and how they can avoid overtraining and injury.
Dr. Melissa Leber, a tournament doctor, said that roughly half of the juniors and professionals have complained of heat distress over the past several days. “We have never been so popular,” she said of the tournament’s medical staff.
“It’s not even the days after, it’s hours after,” Dr. Melissa Leber, a player physician for the US Open and Director of Emergency Dept. Sports Medicine at The Mount Sanai Hospital, told ESPN.com.
Dr. Melissa Leber spoke with the New York Times about the recent heat wave and how it affected the US Open
“In general, the junior players are less prepared for the heat,” said Melissa Leber, an emergency physician at Mount Sinai Medical Center who is part of the U.S. Open medical team. “They’re not as knowledgeable as to what to do in terms of hydrating, having proper nutrition and wearing ice towels. Their coaches aren’t either.”
School is just back in session for most kids, and with the start of the academic year comes decisions about extracurricular activities. While sports are healthy and character-building, focusing on a single sport might not be the way to go for every kid. We talked to Dr. Alexis Colvin, an associate professor of sports medicine and orthopedics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and chief medical officer of the United States Tennis Association, about the importance of variety.