Injury Prevention

Youth Sports Injuries: Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back

The consequences of not wearing a proper baseball or football helmet can be head trauma that could possibly be permanent or even cause death. In response to the rise in these types of sports injuries, parents  wised up and there was a movement to ensure that all children have proper safety gear. As a result, injuries from head trauma and lack of safety equipment went down. Excellent work!

My Child Just got Done with the Volleyball Season….Better Start Looking for Some Camps!

The season is over, many weekends spent in various hotels around the country for your child’s select volleyball team. Great season!

Now here are the following options you consider for your child:

Fireworks Safety Tips

July is Fireworks Eye Safety Awareness Month, and through its EyeSmartTM campaign the American Academy of Ophthalmology wants to remind consumers to leave fireworks to professionals.

Test Measures Psychological Readiness To Return to Sports

A new test helps athlete trainers, other health care professionals and even parents assess an athlete's psychological readiness to return to sports by measuring confidence in six areas.

Psychological Readiness to Return to Sport Scale


Please rate your confidence to return to your sport on a scale from 0 - 100.

0 = no confidence at all

50 = moderate confidence

100 = complete confidence

Strength Training Benefits Children & Teens, Study Says

Strength training during childhood and adolescence can improve strength by 30-50 percent, increase bone density,  and self-esteem and reduced risk of coronary heart disease, childhood obesity, says a new study.

Dynamic Stretching Recommended As Part of Sports Warm Up

Studies show that a new way of stretching (dynamic stretching) increases power, flexibility and range of motion, and may reduce injuries while the kind of stretching routine most of us have been doing since we were in grade school (holding a stretch for 20 or 30 seconds, supposedly to prepare muscles for exercise, or static stretching) not only fails to do what it is supposed to do but may actually weaken muscles and hurt athletic performance.

Inexpensive Sports Safety Precautions Can Help Prevent Costly Sports Injuries

A new survey reveals parents do not take advantage of some inexpensive protective sports gear, such as mouth guards, in many kids' sports. Since many oral sports injuries can be prevented by wearing mouth guards, why aren't more parents and kids getting the message?

Preventing Sports Injuries

Sports injury prevention tips from American Academy of Pediatrics

Skate Through Winter Sports Injury-Free

Hockey, ice skating, sledding, skiing, snowboarding and other cold-weather activities are a great way to get some fresh air and exercise during those long chilly months. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has some helpful hints to help prevent winter sports injuries.
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