PREVENTING SPORTS-RELATED INJURIES
Did You Know?
- More than 46.5 million children participate in sports each year in the United States.
- One in three children who plays a team sport is injured seriously enough to miss practice or games.
- Girls are up to eight times more likely to have an ACL injury than boys
- Most organized sports-related injuries (62 percent) occur during practice rather than in games.
The most common types of sports-related injuries among children are sprains, muscle strains, bone or growth plate injuries, repetitive motion injuries and heat-related illness.
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 lead to long-term health problems.
Fortunately, many youth sports injuries can be prevented. Some of the more effective ways to prevent these injuries include age-specific coaching, appropriate physical conditioning, and proper use of equipment.
This is why Prescription Fitness is teaming up with IVL Baseball in Wadsworth and Ferrell-Whited Physical Therapy Services to offer a comprehensive injury prevention program geared towards athletes of all ages. The programs are designed to offer sport specific training, along with a health risk screening, goal setting, nutrition counseling and body composition analysis. Parents don’t feel left out! These programs are available for you as well!
For more information, please contact Joe Butler at (440) 552-6729
Classes begin October 3rd at IVL’s Wadsworth facility, sign up today!
257 Main Street, Wadsworth