Archive for September, 2019

Why Your Student Shouldn’t Play the Same Sport Year-Round

September 30, 2019 | Sports Medicine

teenager girl playing soccer kicking ball

Longer playing seasons, sports camps, and the popularity of travel teams have made it possible for children to play one sport all year long. In addition, many well-meaning parents and coaches may encourage a child to start specializing in one sport at an early age, reasoning it can raise the chances of earning a college scholarship or even a professional sports career. A closer look at recent research shows this may not be the best path. 

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4 Ways to Prevent Running Injuries

September 12, 2019 | Sports Medicine, Wellness

Man running while listening to music in park

Breathing in fresh air, the exhilaration of conquering another mile, or a pathway to better health — these are just a few of the reasons why people choose running. Whatever your running routine, you’ve probably spent some time thinking about how to avoid injury. It’s a sport known for a fairly high rate of injury due to the amount of stress put on your feet and legs. 

With some proactive steps, you can lower your risk of getting hurt. We’ve put together a list to help you stay safe and avoid some of the most common running injuries. 

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Does Your Athlete Have the Right Safety Equipment?

September 9, 2019 | Sports Medicine

high school football players in tackleEach year, cases of severe high school athletic injuries make news headlines in the United States. In addition, more than 3.5 million children ages 14 and younger get hurt annually playing sports or participating in recreational activities. 

How can you keep your athlete from becoming a statistic? 

One of the most important things parents can do is to make sure children have the right safety gear. While safety equipment won’t prevent all injuries, it’s vital to lowering the chances of getting hurt. 

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