The Support We Offer Physicians
Breaking the difficult news to your athlete-patients that they are no longer able to compete in the sport they love is an unfortunate reality at times. Sidelined USA provides you with resources to support your patients during this difficult transition.
Sidelined offers resources and services to your permanently-sidelined athlete-patients, at no cost to you or your patients. By simply offering our brochures to your qualified patients and their families, you can connect them to free resources created to address their unique challenges. Request your free brochures by clicking the red button below.
Who Qualifies For Our Services?
- Any athlete who must discontinue his/her sport due to injury, health condition, or repeat concussions
- Any member of the athlete's support network (parents, guardians, spouses, etc.)
What We Do
RESOURCES - We publish research-based articles and interviews to assist in a healthy adjustment and emotional recovery. Resources are written for both the athletes as well as those in their support network.
CONNECTION - We connect sidelined athletes to others who have experienced career-ending injury/health condition through our online connection groups and our Sidelined Stories interviews. Additionally, we have online connection groups for parents/guardians of sidelined athletes as they look to support their son/daughter in a healthy adjustment.
MENTORSHIPS - Through our mentorship program, we inspire and equip permanently-sidelined athletes to reconnect with their passion for sports through alternate avenues.
Co-founder and sidelined athlete, Cade Pinalto, shares his story and why he started Sidelined.
“Having to break bad news is never easy but understanding your athlete is vital to having a successful conversation. Allowing an alternative to competing personally gives the athlete another way to cope and move forward. Having Sidelined USA's information to give is helpful in continuing that conversation and progression.”
-Dr. aneesh garg, sidelined usa medical director
Interested in Brochures?
By offering our free resources to your permanently-sidelined patients, you can take part in our mission and communicate to your patients that you want to help them FIND A MEANINGFUL WAY FORWARD.