Sports Safety Topics
Traumatic brain injuries account for 21 percent of all injuries associated with participation in sports and recreational activities among children in the U.S
Skin infections are a leading cause of missed competition and account for nearly 10 percent of high school sports-related health conditions or injuries in athletes. The number jumps to 20 percent for college-level athletes.
Over-training among young athletes is a growing problem in the U.S. Nearly half of all sports-related injuries to middle and high school student athletes are a result of overuse.
The ACL is espcieally crucial in sports where it provides stability during stop/go/pivot motions.
The Nordic hamstring exercise is easy to accomplish and shows convincing promise for preventing hamstring injury in all running and cutting sports.
Athletes as young as middle school are indicating the use of supplements. Vanderbilt pediatric sports medicine experts share information on the prevalence of supplement use, the potential risks for use, as well as tips for parents when a young athlete has shown an interest in supplements.
Exercise-induced asthma and skin infections can hamper your child's activity.
Irregular, uneven surfaces, and weather-related events pose serious injury risks.
Heat illness is a spectrum of illness caused by over-exertion in moderate to high temperatures and humidity. The three most common types of heat injury are heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Bullying and teasing can have a damaging impact on the esteem of young athletes.
Appropriate protective equipment may be effective at preventing specific injuries with proper use.
Learn what you can do to make sure your child is safe while playing their sport.
An emergency action plan helps programs and facilities handle emergency situations at practices or games. All programs and facilities should develop an emergency action plan and make sure that it is put in writing. Being prepared is crucial in order to respond to unexpected emergencies.
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