Cheerleading: Frequent Cause of Serious Injury

Posted on July 13, 2016

All sports carry with them a certain risk of injury. This is something that every athlete, coach and trainer understands – and is, to some extent, prepared for. Recent research, however, is showing that cheerleading, in particular, has many serious risks that are not necessarily being treated with the gravity they require. These findings come […]

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High School Sports Injuries

Posted on July 13, 2016

Every year, millions of teenagers participate in high school sports. An injury to a high school athlete can be a significant disappointment for the teen, the family, and the coaches. The pressure to play can lead to decisions that may lead to additional injury with long-term effects. High school sports injuries can cause problems that […]

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A Guide to Safety for Young Athletes

Posted on August 19, 2014

For young athletes, sports activities are more than play. Participation in athletics improves physical fitness, coordination, and self-discipline, and gives children valuable opportunities to learn teamwork. Because young athletes are still growing, they are at a greater risk for injury than adults. The consequences of overdoing a sport can include injuries that impair growth, and may […]

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Common Overuse Injuries in Children

Posted on March 30, 2014

In recent years, doctors have begun to see a significant increase in overuse injuries in children. In most cases, these injuries are associated with sports-related activity. Sports participation promotes the physical and emotional well being of children, and also encourages the lifelong habit of exercise. Although the benefits of athletic activity are significant, too much […]

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Scientists Uncover Method of Athletic Injury Prevention

Posted on July 15, 2013

Athletic Injury Prevention Stress fractures are one of the more common injuries an athlete suffers, according to the Mayo Clinic, but new research shows that there may be a way to circumvent them. The orthopaedic fractures occur when the bone experiences very small cracks, the result of a consistent force applied by the affected individual, […]

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