Story by: Henry Winkelhake on November 10, 2020
Young athletes coming off a long layoff too quickly can put themselves at risk for injury. There are steps kids can take to lessen their chances of injury as they return to previous activity levels.
Young athletes have their own unique needs, as do their bones and muscles.
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Jennifer M. Brey, M.D., pediatric orthopedist with Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville (COOL), affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, offers these tips to keep your child in the game and out of harm’s way.
Remember the little things. Stretch, stay hydrated and take warmups seriously. Studies show that short periods of low-intensity exertion often are beneficial in preventing injury.