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Stephen Thompson

About Stephen Thompson

I’m Stephen Thompson, MD, a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon at EMMC Sports Health. I’m passionate about providing education to help local athletes reach their highest potential, prevent injuries, and know what to do if an injury occurs. In this blog, I discuss sports-related hot topics in the news, share tips that can help athletes excel, and provide information that is helpful to parents of student athletes. I encourage discussion and want to hear what you think about these topics.

Tape your head for better performance?

If you’ve been watching the Olympics, you’ve certainly seen it: the oddly shaped and curious appearing tape on all parts of the human body. What is it? It’s called Kinesio tape or KT tape.  It was developed in Japan by Dr Kenzo Kase in 1973.  And it’s not just tape, it’s a technique.  Both the […]

3 Must Ask Questions for Parent’s Night

School sports season is almost upon us.  With that comes the responsibility for attending Parent’s Night – the annual meet-and-greet between the athletic director, coaches, medical staff and parents. It is critical that parent’s take an active role in the well-being of their student-athlete children.  With that in mind, I’ve created the following must-ask questions […]