Overuse injury is common among the child athlete. Unfortunately, 50% are preventable with the proper awareness and protocols. The following are some practical steps to take to help prevent overuse injuries. 1) Get an annual pre-participation physical. It is typical that most high schools and middle schools will require a physical, there are many summer… Read more »
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Over Use Injury: Treatment & Prevention
Athletes of all levels who are involved in a variety of sports are aware of the potential for injury. There are two basic types of injuries: acute injuries and over use injuries. Acute injuries are usually the result of a single, traumatic event such as a fall, tackle, hit or rapid twist. This type of… Read more »
Youth Pitching Injuries On The Rise!
Youth pitching injuries are on the rise, based on a 3 year study by Joseph Guettler, M.D. Despite pitching limits, serious injuries have risen to the point they are occurring 16 times more often than 30 years ago! Based on the research, Dr Guettler surmised the following reasons for the increase: 1. Some pitchers pitched… Read more »
Auto Or Sports Injury? Don’t Do This Home Therapy!
Auto or Sports Injury: One home treatment you should never do! You have been involved in an auto accident and suffered a whiplash injury to your neck. The pain is excruciating: your neck hurts, your head is pounding and it’s hard to turn your neck! All you can think of is relief, so you reach… Read more »