Sports Injuries in our Youth

If your child is involved in any organized sports, a question you need to ask yourself is, ‘is this sport safe and my son or daughter won't get injured playing? It is estimated that 45 million children engage in scholastic and organized sports in the United States annually with 750,000 reported sports related injuries. The most common cause of these sports related injuries occur due to overuse injuries which is defined as training that exceeds physiologic ability with an over emphasis on the conditioning of a particular muscle group. In other words instead of young athletes conditioning their muscles through participation in multiple sports, there is now a trend for them to continuously target and train those muscle groups that will best increase their performance in a specific sport.

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