Youth Athletics

Youth Athletes: Teens and Sports Injuries

Let’s talk teens and sports injuries. There are two main types of sports injuries: an acute traumatic injury and an overuse or chronic injury. An acute traumatic injury involves a trauma from a single blow to an area of the body. They can include any of the following: fractures, strains, sprains, lacerations/cuts, abrasions/scrapes, head/neck/spinal cord …

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5 Keys to Prevent Sports-Related Injuries in Children

CNN recently compiled a list of “5 Ways To Help Your Children Stay In The Game Injury-Free.” The list goes as follows: 1.  Diversify your child’s sports portfolio. Essentially don’t just focus on one sport, but play a variety of sports so as to change the stresses on a young person’s body. 2.  Don’t let …

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Some Timely Lessons For Avoiding Back Pain While Shoveling Snow

If you are living anywhere close or around the Northern Virginia area, then you are used to getting ** snowed ** in. As I sit in the home office recovering from what surely will not be my last round of snow shoveling, I am realizing that my back is feeling a little tight. I’m certain I …

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