Exercise to Avoid Sports Injuries
Parents are proud of the teen athlete but the should always remember to take steps to avoid injuries. Kids just want to have fun and will not exercise unless encouraged to do so. Author Dawn Comstock, PhD and Research done by The Center for Injury Research and Policy at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio suggest that athletes are eight times more likely to suffer Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries in competition than practice, and girls are eight times more likely to suffer ACL injuries than boys when playing similar sports.
Knee injuries can lead to a discontinuation of their season, particularly if a ligament such as an ACL is torn. Previous research found that knee injuries account for 60 percent of all sports-related surgeries and ACL injuries can account for more than 50 percent of knee injuries. Athletic trainers and coaches should develop sport-specific strategies to decrease their athletes’ risk for ACL injuries.
Athletes appear to be eight times more likely to suffer ACL injuries in competition than practice.
Exercise to Prevent Sports Injuries Part 1
Exercise to Prevent Sports Injuries Part 2
Warm up to Prevent Sports Injuries Part 3